Spanish Catholic Wedding in Solvang, Calif.

Spanish Catholic Wedding in Solvang, Calif.

Emily and Fred wed in the spring in their hometown of Solvang, Calif., with green mountains and breathtaking landscape surrounding them. They chose a Spanish wedding theme because they both love the bold colors and associated history and held their ceremony at the old mission Santa Inez. / Photos by Lacie Hansen Photography.

classic_1 classic_2Says Emily, “The moment I looked at myself in the mirror with [my dress] on, it was totally not my usual style (it had beads everywhere and was fitted) [but] it just made me stand out and I loved it.

classic_3 classic_5 classic_6We had a full Catholic ceremony with a mass, it was long.  I always feel like short ceremonies are not realistic.  Marriages are long and not always easy and therefore I feel a wedding ceremony when you’re committing your lives to each other should be longer than 10 minutes.  We had a mariachi band to stick with the Spanish theme and they were amazing.”

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Emily and Fred’s Love Story
He emailed me a humorous yet flattering e-mail on MySpace with all the reasons I should date him.

classic_11 classic_10Emily and Fred spent their honeymoon in Rome, Florence & Venice!

Credits: Photos: Lacie Hansen Photography / Wedding dress: Ana Maria’s Bridal Boutique, 3891 State St., Santa Barbara, CA / Flowers: Laura Cogan of Passion Flowers / Wedding Ceremony: Old Mission Santa Ines / Reception & food/drinks by Alisal River Grill, 150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 / Bride & bridesmaids shoes: Nordstrom / Groom & Groomsmen clothes: Men’s Warehouse / Bridesmaid dresses: White House Black Market / Dance Floor/chairs/tables/linens: Santa Ynez Elite Party Rentals / Hair: Danielle’s Hair Design, 1546 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA

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