Santa Barbara Engagement Shoot

Aaron + Ashley both went to UCSB so they wanted to come back to Santa Barbara for their wedding. Which will be held in July at, The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. They also wanted their engagement shoot to be in Santa Barbara, or they just wanted an excuse to hang out with their ultra talented wedding photographer, Brion Hopkins!

Brion Hopkins (in his own words) is a young Mexican lad, born in the city of Los Angeles and raised in the wilderness of Washington. He shoots digital and film and loves shooting weddings more than Jared loves Subway! If that does not make you love him, than we do not know what else to tell you.

Santa Barbara wedding photographer: Brion Hopkins

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A DIY Santa Barbara Green Wedding

birdcage veil

Reanna and Elliot’s charming, and fun green wedding took place in Santa Barbara, California at Godric Grove inside of Elings Park. Embrace Life shared with us this DIY wedding and we knew you would acquire some lovely ideas from it.

In addition to their vintage and recycled wedding rings, and biodegradable utensils, Reanna and Elliot bought carbon credits to offset their guests’ travel.  There were many great, personal touches, like the amazing peacock feathered birdcage veil and Elliot’s boutonniere that Reanna made!

Her beautiful bouquet (made with the help of a friend) and fun shoes really brought it all together.

diy wedding ideas

DIY wedding nest

green wedding shoes

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blue bird wedding invitaitons

vintage wedding ideas

bird wedding buttons

vintage salt shakers

The wedding cake by, Anna’s Bakery featured a 1940s cake-topper from Reanna’s grandparents’ wedding. How cool is that?!

vintage cake topper

Photography: Embrace Life

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