It is rare for me to do “destination weddings” that are still in California. But for Stuart and Julia’s wedding at the fabulous private estate of El Mirador in Montecito, I had the privilege of breaking out of the tradition for a brief weekend down on the Central Coast of California. Normally a private and extensive botanical garden, this wedding near Santa Barbara was immaculately nestled into a Spanish style adobe courtyard, with the reception set up among the trees with floodlights illuminating the natural beauty around for the rambunctious dancing that whirled on throughout the night. It was elegant, emotional, and full of genuine love, affection, and wonderful family.
Many thanks to Julia and Stuart for including me in their special day, and to Ian Balam for his invaluable photography assistance. More photos are coming, but this extensive sneak peak should do some justice to the wonderful event for now.