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Belmond El Encanto Wedding - Alison+Vas

Alison and Vas were married at the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church with a beautiful reception at the Belmond El Encanto in the Riviera Ballroom.  When Alison and I first spoke on the phone, I instantly felt like we would become friends.  There was something that just clicked.  She knew that there was no way I couldn't be their wedding photographer, and I knew I would absolutely love to be a part of it!  Alison and Vas met through work, made the long distance relationship work for a few years before he proposed and they decided to get married and that Alison would move up to San Francisco to live with him.  You can just feel the love radiating between these two and their families when you're around them.  Their wedding day at the Belmond El Encanto was simply perfect and I'm so thrilled that I was able to share it with them!

Venue | Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California
Ceremony | Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Santa Barbara, California
Wedding Photographer | Love by J.Tori Photography
Hair | Sharone Bishop
Makeup | Brian Bond Makeup
Floral | Pam McDuffy
DJ | Matt Nocas
Lighting | Roy Hathon
Coordinator | Haley Brantley
Videographer | Justin from Triptych Weddings
Bride's Gown | Reem Acra from The White Dress
Bridesmaids Dresses | Adriana Papel
Shoes | Betsey Johnson
Groom's Tux | Ralph Lauren
Groom's Shoes | Hugo Boss

Pierpont Inn Wedding - Vanessa+Eric

Vanessa and Eric were married on August 1st, 2015 at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura, California.  For those of you DIY brides, you're really going to love this one!  Vanessa wanted a romantic chic garden wedding and coming from a very creative family definitely helped pull it off.  Vanessa and her mother did their own customization to her wedding gown and veil.  They added crystals and beautiful lace applique's.  They made their own wedding cake and even did all their own floral designs!  Vanessa's mother was very hard at work making sure everything was set up perfectly the day of the wedding and everything looked absolutely beautiful!  It was a special day for Vanessa not only because she was marrying the love of her life but she was also celebrating her birthday... and what a party it was!