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Romantic Summer Wedding at Rincon Beach Club

Some weddings I just adore but struggle to explain preciously why. It’s details like these oh so pretty florals by Grass Roots combined with a love that radiates, and this celebration is a prime example. Koman Photography captured what I’m stumbling to say and Karl Stelter Wedding Films made it even clearer. A photo is worth a thousand words so you can see exactly what I mean right here.

From Koman Photography… We were so happy to have been given the chance to document Marussya and Jon’s exquisite Santa Barbara wedding. The wedding took place at Rincon Beach Club and their beautiful ceremony was full of love and support from their family and friends. Marussya and Jon are perfect together – there is never a dull moment with these two! There is so much we can say about this stunning couple and wedding, but we think the photos will do a lot more justice.

From The Bride… I met my husband one hot summer day at a pool party in Houston, TX. We made eye contact but never actually exchanged words until our first date two weeks later that was set up by our friends who evidently felt the vibe between us!

Three years later Jon proposed in my favorite cozy restaurant in Los Angeles.

I always had a vision of a romantic garden wedding, but we also both loved traditional church ceremonies, and really wanted a wedding near the ocean. We thought getting married in Santa Barbara with its luscious greens, cute little streets, and breathtaking backdrop of mountains would be perfect. We chose the beautiful First United Methodist Church for the ceremony, the first church we went to. I knew it was the place I wanted to get married in when I had goose bumps as soon as I entered it.

We also fell in love with Rincon Beach Club, where we had our reception. Beautiful garden, big outside fireplace, lanterns and cabana with chandeliers… we could not ask for a better place to celebrate our love.

We wanted everything to have a natural, romantic feel, with a little bit of rustic touch. We tried to also bring personal touches like a hand sewn quilt as a guest book, entrance ceremony with traditional Russian Caraway, and childhood pictures of both me and my husband that we put on each table. We decided to use a color palette of peaches, light pinks, and gold to compliment garden greens surrounding the location. Our wonderful planners from Rincon decorated the place with beautiful flowers and hanging crystals, which made the place absolutely enchanting. Our photographers Marlene and John Koman did an amazing job capturing the romantic feel of the whole day.

What really made our day special was having our friends and family by our side the entire time. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Karl Stelter Wedding Films | Floral Design: Grass Roots | Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo | DJ: David Newton, Vox Djs | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bride's Dress: Lovella Bridal | Hair And Make-up: Dreamcatcher Artistry | Photo Booth: Vox DJs | Wedding Venue: Rincon Beach Club

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Black + White Santa Barbara Summer Wedding

I have the cure right here for our hump day blues. From the bride’s Lazaro gown and gorgeous hair by TEAM Hair & Makeup to the cheerful pineapples perfectly placed throughout this California summer soiree, a good mood is guaranteed. With Jessica Lewis behind the lens and Satellite Weddings creating one awesome feel-good film, I dare you not to smile. See it all the fun festivities right here!

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From Jessica Lewis Photography… When childhood sweethearts get married you know that no intimate detail of their relationship will be overlooked at their wedding! Why the pineapple you ask? This was an important detail to them because the bride has always had a slight obsession with the preppy, classic style of pineapples and the fact that “they are a symbol of warmth, welcome and celebration that’s been a part of southern hospitality for centuries.”

These are the little details that may seem small, but they really are the big things that make a wedding unique and special! It was a typical beautiful, sunny day in Santa Barbara when Lisa and Jon’s Hollywood glam meets modern chic wedding dreams came to life!
With a brief prayer and a warm embrace from all of her bridesmaids we begun the procession of their large wedding party! Her bridesmaids wore black mermaid gowns that echoed the bride’s gorgeous dress. Not to mention all the handsome groomsmen wearing crazy socks to match their personalities! The bride made a grand entrance in a stunning Lazaro mermaid gown and a sixpence in her shoe. Keeping it personal to the couple, the groom’s grandfather married them with a touching and emotional ceremony under a canopy of white flowers and crystals on the outdoor lawns at the Biltmore Hotel. After their kiss… it was all about the celebration and the unique decor perfect for a party! Marquee signs, a Hollywood inspired hand painted poster of the bride and groom in their wedding attire, gold sequins, bold black-and-white striped linens & gazebos, mixed patterns, ghost chairs and pineapple touches drew the guests in for a gorgeous sunset dinner.

After a four-course meal the guests were invited inside to enjoy an elaborate dessert bar (complete with chocolate covered pineapples) and of course a three-tiered wedding cake with pink flamingos topping it off! Guests watched the bride and groom enjoy their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. while a slideshow of their journey from childhood sweethearts to husband-and-wife played on a large screen behind them.

The guests danced the night away until the wee hours when they sent Jon & Lisa off in true glam style with a sparkler exit leading to a 1967 corvette roadster with a “just married” sign!

Photography: Jessica Lewis Photography | Videographer: Satellite Weddings | Coordination: Ann Johnson Events | Florist: Flowers By Roni | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Cake: Biltmore Pastry Chef | Hair & Makeup : TEAM Hair And Makeup | DJ: DJ AKorn | Lighting And Drapings: LBPS Events | Linens: La Tavola | Photo Booth: Shutter Booth | Rentals: Town And Country | Venue: Four Seasons Santa Barbara

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Elegant Santa Barbara Jewish Wedding

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – no one captures a wedding like Lane Dittoe. He’s got a serious eye for storytelling and manages to find the coolest clients ever. Exhibit A: this elegant Santa Barbara affair designed by Oak And Owl that gives summertime nuptials a whole new look. The bride envisioned an “ambiance that was moody and romantic, yet classically beautiful” and I say, mission accomplished.

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From The Bride…Just under a year after we first met, Zadok proposed to me with a hundred-year-old ring in a beautiful hidden garden in New Orleans. We were living in Boston at the time, but knew we’d be moving to Santa Barbara a year later, so we decided to get married there.

We know that we are who we are, and love each other as we do, because of the love and support we’ve been surrounded with throughout our lives. With that in mind, we envisioned our wedding as a beautiful party that would honor our love and commitment to each other, while also acknowledging the gratitude we feel toward our loved ones.

We chose the Santa Barbara Historical Museum as our venue because it really captured both the spirit and aesthetic of Santa Barbara. We wanted the wedding to feel organic, but still magical and unique. Much to our delight, our florist and event designer, Nancy Teasley of Oak & the Owl, was able to seamlessly incorporate personal elements into the overall design concept. Birch, moss, burnished gold, and unkempt flowers kept the event elegant, but fresh.

In planning the wedding, we made sure that each part of the event would have personal meaning to us, while still honoring our families and Jewish traditions. The ceremony was an opportunity for us to be surrounded by love while we declared our love for each other. The participation of our Rabbi, family, and close friends, who surrounded us under a birch chuppah, made it a truly sacred experience.

Following the ceremony and cocktail hour, guests were invited to the reception. The inner courtyard of the museum had been transformed into what felt like a secret garden. Taking our inspiration from my favorite childhood bedtime story (an adaptation of a Brothers Grimm tale), we wanted to create an ambiance that was moody and romantic, yet classically beautiful. Each carefully curated detail was gently juxtaposed against the raw beauty of the museum. Antique gold tableware, lush green garlands, candles, lavish centerpieces, and grey linens made the overall feel mysterious and enchanting.

After dessert and at the close of the formal reception, guests were invited to join us for a private after-party. We were serenaded by an 80s cover band, ate pizza, and danced until the early morning hours. It was a perfect end to our magical day.

Photography: Lane Dittoe | Videographer: Studio 205 Films | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Caterer: Pure Joy Catering | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | 80’s Cover Band: 80-Do | Antique Tiara: Gypsy Moon | Chalkboard Signage: Lovely Paper Things | Chiavari Chair Rentals: Mia Bella Chiavari | Dress Alterations: Gypsy Moon | Event Designer And Coordinator/florist: Oak And Owl | Film Processing: Goodman Film Lab | Hair & Make-Up: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design | Invites : Wedding Paper Divas | Ketubah Artist: Jerise Fogel | Rentals: Discount Party Rentals | Sequined Linens: La Tavola | Shuttle Company: Jump On The School Bus | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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