Carpinteria Beach Wedding

We love it when a wedding breaks the mold a bit with a winter wedding. This Carpinteria Beach Wedding is just breathtaking, and will convince any bride who is on the fence about planning into those winter months. The beautiful color scheme of neutrals and cool tones fits the day perfectly. The best weddings are the ones where you can just tell everybody had a great time, and that’s very obvious here. This gorgeous couple pulled of a large bridal party, some dreamy golden hour light portraits on the beach, and capped off the day with twinkle lights under the stars. We don’t think it gets much better than that. No wonder the bride and groom felt like their day was a dream.

From the bride: "It was always my dream to have a winter wedding--something about winter always made me giddy: the lights, family getting together, fireplaces. Instead of having a "Christmas" wedding with red and green and snowflakes, we went with cool wintery tones like soft gray, white, and turquoise accents. We found a perfect little venue by the beach that captured our vision; ironically it is on "Santa Claus Lane". The Rincon Beach Club captured the intimate, romantic, but youthful and fun feel that we were looking for. People told me that I was crazy for having an outdoor wedding in December; so we frantically started researching tents and umbrellas, and rain resistant hairstyles. When the day arrived, it was a perfect 74 degrees! The bridesmaids were all comfortable in their unique soft gray dresses (I had them all choose any grey dress they wanted, any style, from any store) and they carried soft white peonies and hydrangeas with turquoise twine wrapped aroun d them. The ring bearer (my one year old nephew), totted down the aisle in his turquoise bow tie, as the flower girl wore a flower crown and carried a chalkboard sign that read "here comes forever". My brother in law led an amazing intimate garden ceremony under a white chandelier--we could feel the sea breeze and hear the ocean waves gently in the background. After the wedding, we escaped to the beach with our amazing photographer and captured sunset shots in the sand. When we walked back to the venue, the garden lights were glowing, guests were enjoying each other by the outdoor fireplaces, and it felt like sheer magic! Guests took home glittery silver and turquoise ornaments, which we hand painted with the word "JOY" on them, which gently hung on light up branches. We had our guests toss sequins and rhinestones during our grand exit, and as we sat in our limo, dusting the sparkles off, we looked at each other and said, "Did that really happen? O r was it a dream?" Thank you to everyone who made the day so personal, so intimate, and so dreamy!"

Photographer: Tayler Enerle Photography | Venue: Rincon Beach Club, Carpinteria