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Free-spirited Santa Barbara wedding: Blake + Jessica

November 15, 2016
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J + B’s Santa Barbara wedding was a combination of their free-spirited, laidback personalities + their warm, bohemian style, which kind of goes hand in hand when you really think about it. Sprinkled with pieces from their Santa Monica home throughout, they gave 167 of their friends + fam a peek into their California life. Thanks to Brooke Borough Photography + Festive Event Planning for sending this one our way!

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Jessica explains, We pulled inspiration from things that we incorporate into our everyday lives—for example we gifted hand-picked sage from the hiking trails in Topanga Canyon where we got engaged, and used our personal collection of amethyst and other geodes as decorative elements. Our Santa Monica abode is so cozy and full of love, so for us it only made sense that our wedding was simply an extension of that vibe: adorning the venue with pillows, fur rugs and textiles, Palo Santo—and of course Angelisco Tequila spicy margaritas!

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Pretty bridal bouquet from Oak, Barrel and Bloom filled with protea, succulents, eucalyptus, pink roses, feathers and other wildflower accents.

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Elings Park in Santa Barbara, CA is a perfect mix between serene and lush, but also has those relaxed beach vibes as there are peak-views of the ocean behind the ceremony stage and through the main lawn. You feel like you are in a secluded oasis on top of the world. We also loved that the ceremony space and reception lawn and deck feel totally different from one another, yet are literally steps apart.  

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Cute! See more photos in our gallery below, and don’t forget to check out the film too:

The biggest hurdle was deciding which things we should splurge on and where we should save. We were on the fence about getting a videographer—and let me just say I am so glad we hired one and couldn’t be more of an advocate for those who are also torn. Elle of Kindred Wedding Storytellers is an absolute artistic genius, if you are looking for someone to capture your special day beyond your wildest dreams!

Wishing you the best, Jessica + Blake!

Photographer: Brooke Borough Photography / Videographer: Kindred Wedding Storytellers / Venue: Elings Park in Santa Barbara, CA / Coordination: Festive Event Planning / Design: Love+Landis / Floral Design: Oak, Barrel and Bloom / Hair: Sierra English Hair / Makeup: Caruso Cosmetics / Paper Goods: Minted / Catering: Cinco / Rentals: The Tent Merchant / Specialty Rentals: Party Pleasers & Otis & Pearl / DJ & Lighting: AMS Entertainment / Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall from Lovely Bride / Robe: Love Ophelia / Ring: Nick Montefour / Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Ring: The Dream Reaper