We love featuring our Southern California Bride members so when Meghan Christine Photography sent us this gorgeous wedding, we just couldn't wait to feature it. This gorgeous elegant and classic wedding took place at the famed Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara -- a stunning resort situated on the Santa Barbara coastline. The bride looked stunning in her Kirstie Kelly ruffled gown and the bridesmaids donned a classic look in black gowns. But wait until you see the reception -- just breathtaking!
About their wedding: "My husband and my wedding day was truly our dream come true. My mom and I planned the entire wedding over 18 months, and boy did we need all 18 months with how detail oriented I am! Throughout the entire planning process we always made sure to enjoy it, to not sweat the small stuff, and to truly take in all of the things happening during this life changing time in my life.
I could never choose one moment in the planning process that I loved because there definitely were a few of them. The most special moment was wedding dress shopping with my mom. We went just the two of us to the Kirstie Kelly showroom & from the moment I put the dress on that I walked down the aisle in we both knew that was "the one". My mom's reaction and happiness was a moment I will never forget, and I am so glad it was just the two of us. My favorite moments with my husband was our menu tasting (that was his favorite) and designing our wedding bands together, I had no part in designing my engagement ring so this was a lot of fun for me!
How to choose one favorite from my wedding day? I can't, there's just too many. I chose to do a first look with my dad, not my husband, it was such an emotional and raw moment, it was so special to see the look on his face and to hear the words he spoke to me and to hear him talk about how lucky my future husband was. Seeing my husband at the altar was another one of my favorite moments, seeing his face was such a calming feeling, it was so surreal and in that moment I had never been happier before in my life. We exchanged letters the morning of our wedding and the words he wrote me are some that I will never forget, and I loved that it forced me to sit down, take a breath, and relax in all the chaos of getting ready. My last favorite moment I'll talk about (I could go on forever about them!) is our first dance, yes it was so special to be dancing together but we invited everyone at our wedding to finish the last half of the song with us on the dance floor and in that moment being surrounded by everyone who love and supported us was such an amazing good feeling, it truly warmed my heart to look around and see everyone singing along with the song and sharing that moment with us."
This shoot was originally featured by Heather Sharpe.
Vendors: Photographer: Meghan Christine Photography // Cinema and Video: BGS Productions // DJ: DJ Hecktik // Reception Venue: Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara // Ceremony Location: Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara // Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Linen // Makeup Artist: Samantha Singer Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist // Floral Designer: Stella Bloom Designs // Event Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events // Dress: Kirstie Kelly
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