Katy first reached out after seeing my photos on Pinterest from a previous wedding photographed at Arnoldi’s Cafe in Santa Barbara. I love Santa Barbara for many of the same reasons I love my hometown San Clemente. The Spanish style architecture and the vibes of a quaint beach town, and after starting to talk more with Katy about their wedding, I COULDN’T WAIT to photograph their declaration of love!
Mario and Katy had their wedding ceremony in the adobe courtyard of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum backed by a trellis covered in vines. Guests were welcomed in through the gates and past a central fountain in the courtyard. After the ceremony the Santa Barbara Trolley shuttled guests from the Historical Museum to Arnoldi’s Cafe where their Reception took place.
They had the back patio all to themselves with long tables lined in rows where guest joined family-style. They had bocci ball, photobooth, an abundant selection of desserts and dancing the night away! The Santa Barbara Trolley stayed until the very end and shuttled some guest back to their cars and others off to the downtown area to keep the celebrations going!
Mario & Katy, I am so happy to have met you and that you chose me to be your wedding photographer. You two are so sweet together and I loved seeing your families all come together as one. Wishing you all the love and happiness in your journey together as husband and wife!
During the ceremony Katy and Mario acknowledged their moms with a rose and their dad’s with tequila!
Who knew, Mario and I have the same jam: Teach Me How to Dougie! Mario worked it!
As the crowd thinned out we took a group photo of the last crew still rockin’ the dance floor!
Big shout out to this amazing team of vendors:
Ceremony Venue // Santa Barbara Historical Museum // sbhistorical.org
Reception Venue // Arnoldi’s Cafe //arnoldis.com
Coordinator // Jessica from Down Emery Lane // @downemerylane
Florist // Jen Nally with The Twisted Twig // @thetwistedtwig
Hair + Makeup // Luna Bella // @lunabellamuah_inc
DJ // Jerry Rodriguez with DJ Zeke // @dj_zeke
Photobooth // DJ Zeke // @dj_zeke
Musician // Jason Sulkin // @jasonsulkinmusic
Officiant // Kelly Bakst
Rentals // Discount Party Rentals // @discount_party_rental_sb
Linen Rentals // Dream America // @dreamsamerica
Transportation // Santa Barbara Trolley // @sbtrolley
Cake // Sugar Lab Bake Shop // @sugarlabbakeshop
Dress // Watters from Lovella Bridal // @lovellabridal
Photographer // Wheeland Photography // @wheelandphoto