Alicia and Matthew’s incredible Bacara Resort wedding won’t be soon forgotten. It was a beautiful summer day, and the colors of Santa Barbara, the ultimate location for a destination wedding on the beach, popped. The sky seemed bluer than normal, and even in July, the grass was bright green.
Alicia and Matthew met at a street festival, and Matthew wasted no time in making sure Alicia knew he was interested. The very next day, he brought cinnamon rolls from the best local place to her work, asking her on an official date. These two romantics got engaged in Santa Cruz, where Matthew had a carefully planned proposal on their balcony at the Seascape Resort. One special touch to his proposal was a song he’d had redone from upbeat to slow, so that the couple could dance to it on their wedding day.
Alicia and Matthew had a sweet first look, with Bacara Resort as the backdrop and no shortage of great spots to stop for photos along the way.
We had such a great backdrop for family photos, and I loved how vibrant everyone looked in their summer colors.
Bacara Resort is filled with an endless amount of great places for photos, and we stopped here for some quick wedding party photos. With the light streaming in behind them, the bright flowers in the background, the the great architecture, no photographer could ask for a better spot to capture this good looking group.
After the group photos, we took a walk along the beach to grab romantic sunset wedding photos of Alicia and Matthew. It was such a clear day, and we had the beach almost completely to ourselves!
The light was perfect, and the breeze kept blowing Alicia’s cathedral veil, adding to the romantic walk.
When we got back, the reception was ready. Every last detail of Alicia and Matthew’s Bacara Resort wedding was perfectly coordinated, thanks to Sophie at Amazing Day Events, and the florals from Simply Bouquets were incredible! The reception was no exception, and everything went off without a hitch.
After Alicia changed into her reception wedding dress, we grabbed a few more photos around the hotel, showing off the artistic backdrop Bacara Resort has to offer.