We’ll always be lovers of a good backyard wedding… there’s just something so intimate and romantic about exchanging vows in such a personal place. Today’s wedding from Lacie Hansen Photography with planning by Jill and Co Events is one of those heart stopping, happy-tear filled days that we live for. Lovely lavender bridesmaid dresses, charming fleurs from TOAST Santa Barbara and a Lele Patisserie cake that’s almost too pretty to eat plus dance 'til the wee hours with Bob Gail Music & Entertainment. See all the reasons why we’re obsessed with this magical day below!
Marta and Steven's Santa Barbara wedding was a friend and family filled affair, celebrating at all of their favorite locations around town.
Living in Santa Barbara, the bride and groom wanted to relax and bring all of their out of town family and friends to get to experience where they live! They started with an engagement party at the brides sister and Maid of Honor's home in Montecito the year prior.
The wedding was set to take place at the parents of the brides home at the top of Hot Springs Road in Santa Barbara, with the mountains in the backdrop and the views of the ocean. The rehearsal dinner was held at the beloved San Ysidro Ranch for an intimate group, followed by a welcome bash the following day at the brides equestrian barn in Carpinteria. Carrots and apples were placed out for guests to feed the horses, and the wood fired pizza oven turned out custom flatbreads for all guests.
The wedding day was filled with special touches incorporating family. Not only was the bride married on the same lawn where her sister was married, the same family friend who married her parents, her brother, and her sister officiated the ceremony for Marta and Steven. Their beloved dog Merlin acted as ring bearers, with the brides nieces serving as the sweetest flower girls.
Cocktails were enjoyed with a panoramic view of the ocean on a decked pool prior to guests making their way down the candle lined pathway to the tented tennis court for a dinner and dancing. The dance floor was packed all night with only a break while the groom serenaded the bride from the stage. The guests enjoyed brunch at the Biltmore before they made their way home and the bride and groom jetted off to Bora Bora.