Tag: Santa Barbara

Real Wedding – Rustic Vineyard Wedding With DIY Details

24/03/2015 | 4

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Kelsey & Aaron   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Imagine the most picture-perfect Californian vineyard setting, bathed in a sunlit haze and elegantly decorated with more wedding pretty than you could ever dream of and you’ll have almost visualised today’s wonderfully rustic, outdoor wedding.


Kelsey is one seriously crafty bride having DIY’d all of the darling design details herself (not forgetting a little help from family and friends!). Not only did her focus on features achieve an elegant yet super-personal theme for her and Aaron’s day, it flawlessly complimented the laid-back rural luxury of the HammerSky Vineyard setting.


The first class onelove photography team were on hand to capture the essence of this delightful two day destination wedding…


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Real Wedding – An Organic & Naturally Beautiful Greek-Cuban Affair

21/01/2015 | 3

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Eleni & Edward   ♥   Santa Barbara, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Eleni is of Greek and Irish heritage and Edward of Cuban, and so they wanted their day to reflect hints of their respective cultures as well as their personalities and style.


Trailing earthy greens gave a nod towards classical Grecian wreaths whilst oversized-yet-delicate off-white blooms created impact and an organic and naturally beautiful display.


The Demetria winery venue set in the Santa Ynez Valley outside of Santa Barbara played host to their rustic, relaxed, and elegant wedding weekend; giving their beloved guests the time to get to know one another and truly enjoy the destination.


This beautiful wedding day simply exudes classic chic yet with a refreshing and modern edge – pure wedding bliss.


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Engagement Shoot – Santa Barbara Bliss

15/12/2014 | 2

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Cynthia & Jason   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   Kiel Rucker Photography


Sometimes you visit somewhere and not only do you fall in love with the place, the people and the ambience, but you just instantly feel at home; you can imagine yourself living there with ease, everything just feels right.


Santa Barbara is one of those locations for me. Although it is almost 10 years since I visited this lovely coastal corner of California, its positive impression has never left me.


Maybe it was because I was staying with friends who could show me what it was truly like to live in this picturesque part of the world, it could have been the love I found of living so close to the ocean yet still surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, or possibly it was the laid-back Cali atmosphere and the clean stylish streets. Whatever it was all those years ago, Santa Barbara most certainly won me over and I’d even go so far as saying that I left a little piece of my heart there.


I would love to go back one day (or to have the opportunity to live there) and if you haven’t had the pleasure of taking a trip to the sunny shores of Santa Barbara, I’m sure that these stunning photographs from Kiel Rucker Photography will inspire you to take a trip there.


Cynthia and Jason headed to the hills for a splendid sunset engagement session. With Knapp’s Castle – a landmark, ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara – as a backdrop and a wonderfully romantic soft light, this couple’s shoot is pure dreamy Santa Barbara bliss.


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Real Wedding – Beautifully Chic In Santa Barbara

12/03/2014 | 1


Megan & Carver   ♥   Santa Barbara, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


If you’re looking for a far-flung wedding location with more heavenly honeymoon hotspots right on your doorstop than you could ever wish for, then a destination wedding in sunny California should be a contender for your consideration.


With striking scenery and the sophisticated Pacific Coastline cities of San Fran, LA and San Diego (to name just a few) and with the blissful beaches of the Hawaiian Islands a mere plan ride away, the legendary county of Cali could make a dreamy destination and honeymoon combo.


Not only that, but the venues and the wonderful weddings that take place there are some of the most stunning events that your eyes will ever see.








Megan and Carver tied the knot at the impressive Villa Sevillano, situated in picturesque Santa Barbara. This classic Italian Villa oozes with luxury and old world charm and the couple held their ceremony within the manicured gardens, overlooking the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. 



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