Lily and Jared chose Casa de la Guerra, a historic outdoor mission style venue in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, for their laid back fiesta complete with a taco bar and McConnell's ice cream sandwich cart.

Lily and Jared officially tied this knot earlier this year at San Francisco City Hall, but still wanted to commit themselves to each other in front of all their friends and family in their home town of Santa Barbara. The mismatched bridesmaids' dresses at this Santa Barbara wedding complemented the blush, purple and green tones of the day: one bridesmaid even wore a pantsuit! The bride and the maid of honor made all the flowers themselves the morning of the ceremony. One of my favorites parts of the day was the dances: Lily and Jared's first dance was to The Talking Heads, Jared and his mom did a whimsical tango with a rose, and Lily and her dad took inspiration from the classic Pulp Fiction dance scene with Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

Lily and Jared wanted their Santa Barbara wedding at Casa de La Guerra to be clean, classic, simple and FUN- all of which were accomplished as you can see from the joy on everyone's faces. 

Venue | Casa de La Guerra || Catering | california tacos || Ice cream | Mcconnell's fine ice creams|| wedding gown | Theia ||Wedding shoes | SAM edelman|| Hair stylist | Janice ruiz || wedding rings | charles koll || DJ | DJ Darla bea || videography | DP Films Productions || photographer | kaitie brainerd photography || FILM SCANS | RICHARD PHOTO LAB ||


Finally catching up on blogging all my spring engagement sessions, and Erin and Nick's Joshua Tree engagement shoot at Jumbo Rocks is up first!

Today just so happens to be the three month countdown to their Camarillo wedding at Gerry Ranch. I'm so happy Erin and Nick wanted to head out into the desert for their engagement photos; I'm always up for a weekend adventure! Erin nailed the styling of this session. Their color coordinated first look complete with an awesome blanket prop was the perfect start to the shoot. Erin topped it off with a boho lace dress, and a matching wildflower bouquet and crown. If she looks this amazing at her engagement shoot, I can't wait to see her wedding day look!

Enjoy this Joshua tree engagement session!