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!
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
Florals and Rentals: Casi Cielo
Suits: Friar tux
Ring Design: James Allen