Kathryn and Dustin's Longshadow Ranch Winery Wedding

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Kathryn and Dustin’s wedding this past Sunday was my last wedding of the year and it was a stunner! It was moody and rustic, with touches of Christmas sprinkled in. All around perfection! This sweet couple was casual and cool all day long, and I think that translated into their pictures. They were ready to have a good time and we got to play!

I love this venue, from their stunning Barn reception hall, to the horses, and the vineyards that surround the space. It’s beautiful from end to end. The bride’s insanely talented sister created all the floral masterpieces that really set the mood for the whole event. I loved the simplicity and warmth of this wedding, and how much it was about the closeness of family.

It was a crazy busy weekend full of beautiful moments, and I hope I did those moments justice with some of these pictures. Congrats to Dustin and Kathryn, I know your life will be full of love!

Hugs

Taryn

Vendors:

Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Venue, Food, Linens, Bartender, Photo Booth : Longshadow Ranch Winery

Coordinator: Shayna Damon - Longshadow Ranch Winery

Bridal Shop: Nordstrom

Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom

Deserts: Alicia Loves to Bake

DJ: Jeremi Ricci, DJ Pros

Invitations: Penelope's Paper Pantry

Florals: Bloom Print Florals

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Ring Design: Jared 

Facets and Karats

Manly Bands for Dustin’s band 

Santa Barbara Wedding at Belmond El Encanto

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This weekend I had the pleasure and honor of photographing Aly and Max’s gorgeous Santa Barbara wedding. Their wedding was at the Belmond El Encanto, a Craftsman and Spanish style venue, and this stunner was the perfect back drop for their Christmas inspired wedding. It was a breezy beautiful day but mostly clear this Saturday, and Aly made a stunning bride. Max looked so amazing in his tails, and I loved when all the bridesmaids brought out a top hat (as a little joke) to finish off his formal look.

The details of this gorgeous couples day, are innumerable, and that’s probably why I had such a hard time narrowing down pictures for a sneak peak. Every corner, ever nook of this venue was stunning. And on top of that the bride added such personal and lovely details. I especially loved their sunset ceremony, complete with candles, a koi pond, and soft chiffon curtains. It may have been cold outside but this couple kept it red hot!

Family and friends came to support this sweet couple, from over 28 different countries. I especially loved all the Norwegian traditions from the Groom and his family. From climbing on top of their chairs or under the table to kiss, when requested with clinking glasses or stomping feet, these traditions added a whole new dimension to the day! They even had Norwegian candy bars at each place setting for their guests, and honestly I’m a sucker for candy, no matter what country it’s from :)

I loved every minute of their day, and I know their future together will be as beautiful as their wedding day was! Congratulations you two and I hope you LOVE this sneak peak!

Hugs

Taryn

Vendors:

Photographer: Taryn Nagy Holland - Great Woodland Photography

Coordinator: Wedding Kate

Venue, Catering, Cake, linens : Belmond El Encanto

Hair and Makeup: Cheek to Cheek Artistry

Lighting: Bella Vista Designs

Bridal Shop: Bella Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Brides Dress Designer: Eve of Milady Bridal

DJ: DJ Dominic with Bouquet Sounds

Invitations: 

Florals and Rentals: Casi Cielo

Suits: Friar tux

Ring Design: James Allen

Ashley and Molly's Anza Borrego and Julian Engagement Session

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When I first was getting to know Molly and Ashley, and I heard their engagement story, I KNEW I wanted to go to the spots they went on that special day. From a stunning hike in Anza Borrego, to pie in Julian, it sounded like the perfect day. So that’s what we did this past weekend. It was a bit hazy out but the sun was shinning and these ladies were up for an adventure.

I don’t think i’ve ever shot an engagement session with more laughter. These two danced and laughed the day away, and even when things didn’t go to plan (random stops on the side of the road, and crazy crowds in Julian) they never stopped smiling. I am so excited to share these sneak peaks and I can’t way for their big day in April.

Big Hugs!

Taryn