SUE + MATT – HUMMINGBIRD NEST RANCH WEDDING

s+m-7s+m-12s+m-4 s+m_5s+m-38 s+m-61s+m_4s+m-204 s+m-254 s+m-295s+m-388 s+m_3s+m-329s+m-428 s+m_2s+m-404 s+m_1 s+m-461 s+m-449 s+m-469 s+m-498 s+m-479 s+m-685Sue and Matt’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding was pure fun!  These two were all about everyone having a blast, from the lighthearted and colorful dinosaur-inspired decor, to the 3 roving food trucks, to the ferris wheel that spun all night.  Even more amazing, Sue and her family basically DIY-ed all the decor–with crucial help from Jaime at Wild Heart Events and the floral stylings of Oak Barrel and Bloom.  The details were the icing on the (rainbow sprinkles!) cake though, because this couple could not have been sweeter or more in love.  I’m thrilled this wedding is being featured today by our friends at Green Wedding Shoes, so head over there and check out the rest of this fantastic party!

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KATIE + MATT – OJAI ELOPEMENT

k+m-5 k+m-9k+m-19 k+m-11k+m-31k+m-29k+m-58k+m-68k+m-221m+k_blog4k+m-121k+m-127k+m-111k+m-100k+m-103k+m-136k+m-180k+m-187m+k_blog k+m-204 k+m-207 m+k_blog3k+m-226m+k_blog2 k+m-242 k+m-254This wedding is close to my heart as Matt and Katie are two of my closest friends (and frequent photographic subjects).  Their intimate elopement, planned in less than a month, was a simple but heartfelt celebration of a 10 year + love story.  We started at the Ojai Valley Inn, where they got ready with the help of families, especially their nieces and nephews (who were all beside themselves that Uncle Matt and Aunt Katie were finally tying the knot).  The sunset ceremony at Meditation Mount was pure Ojai–the smell of clary sage and citrus hung in the air and fellow sunset-watchers respectfully looked on as they said their vows.  We ended the day with a candlelit al fresco dinner at the Ranch House.  All told, it was a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple–low-key, outdoorsy and family-focused.  xo, rebecca

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Lauren & Campbell – Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding

New Yorkers Lauren and Campbell planned an intimate destination wedding in Santa Barbara for 60 of their nearest and dearest.  The wedding and reception were both at the Santa Barbara Biltmore, one of the most gorgeous venues ever that needs nothing in the way of embellishment!  The lush flowers, all in shades of white and green, were by Camellia Floral Design and planning was by XOXO Bride. xo, rebecca

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NICOLE + JENA – PALM SPRINGS ELOPEMENT

NJ NICOLE-AND-JENA-1 NICOLE-AND-JENA-5 NICOLE-AND-JENA-4NICOLE-AND-JENA-7NICOLE-AND-JENA-8NICOLE-AND-JENA-9NICOLE-AND-JENA-17NICOLE-AND-JENA-11NICOLE-AND-JENA-10NICOLE-AND-JENA-16NICOLE-AND-JENA-14NICOLE-AND-JENA-23I LOVE photographing elopements (they’re so chill and fun and we have tons of time for portraits and we get to schedule the day based around when the light will be prettiest!!) and Nicole and Jena’s was no exception! They got ready at one of my most favorite hotels in America, The Parker Palm Springs and then we headed out into the desert for their ceremony and some photos. They got married on January 1st and I cannot think of a better way to have started 2015! Congrats ladies! xo Jen

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LINDSEY + RYAN – BANDY CANYON RANCH WEDDING

1 2 3 46 5 7 8 9 1015 11 12 1417 16 22 18 19 20 21 24 25Lindsey and Ryan got married at the gorgeous Bandy Canyon Ranch outside San Diego.  The rustic camp setting was perfect for their laid back day–everyone stayed at the cabins on site, lounging by the pool and snoozing on hammocks between the revelry.  With help from the always fabulous Lina Wallace of A Stunning Affair and wildly gorgeous blooms from Peony and Plum, this wedding was one of my favorites from last year, and it was recently featured on Style Me Pretty, so go check out even more goodness there! xo, rebecca

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