Michelle and Zach had a delightful engagement session in Santa Barbara along the coastline. They first donned cheerful resort wear and later changed to elegant black tie apparel which made a stunning juxtaposition against the sand and waves behind them. / Images by Lacie Hansen.

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Today’s classically timeless garden wedding at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., encapsulates the epitome of easy elegance.  The bride wore a stunningly classic Vera Wang gown with a modernized keyhole back and her bridesmaids donned lovely blush dresses from J. Crew. The groom and groomsmen all wore timeless tuxes. The ceremony featured beautiful bentwood chairs, organic floral…

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I’m so happy to share Meladie and Stefan’s gorgeously styled romantic shoot today because not only is it breathtaking but the photographer, Damaris Mia, is also fellow wedding blogger at Southern California Bride. I can only imagine how great it would be as a couple to have a photographer who…

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Editor’s Note: I hunted through the archives to bring this adorable engagement back! There are few things as warm and comforting and deliciously preppy as a wool tartan throw. It feels iconic and evokes a very English and very collegiate feel to me – what could be better? Well, maybe…

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Editor’s Note: Since we’re in the heart of summer, I thought this California shower would be fitting to share again so I plucked it from the archives! Ashley’s Santa Barbara bridal shower blends a lovely mix of surfer chic, preppiness and a hint of vintage to create the perfect soiree. / Images by Patrick…

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It just doesn’t get any better than this picture-perfect Santa Barbara wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore. Heidi and Brandon’s big day was filled with beautiful and thoughtful details – my favorite is their flower-adorned getaway car. Images by Lacie Hansen. Credits: Wedding Venue + Catering + Cakes: Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore in…

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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…

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