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Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding with Justin and Michelle

Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding with Justin and Michelle

by Andrea Schmitt

Some couples have it all.  

Enter: Michelle and Justin. They are so in love, so fun, and absolutely beautiful on the inside and out!  Their love and happiness was infectious on their wedding day.   

First let me say, I love a man that can cry.  Sorry Justin-I’m kinda throwing you under the bus on this one.  But seriously, Justin and Michele’s ‘first look’, was so beautiful and emotional you could feel their hearts bursting with joy.  Chris Schmitt (photographer),  Brian Starkman (videographer), and of course me and the bride and groom were all in tears.  The moment Justin and Michelle saw each other the love and the happiness resonated throughout.  That private moment when he turned and saw his bride- her dress, her smile, he covered his mouth and just shook his head in amazement and then the hug and the kiss.  Look at this picture! It captures it… Are you tearing up yet?

Plus, to make it even more incredible, the location for this wedding was at THE dream location, Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara CA.  

Look at this wedding ceremony view!  It is perfection.  She wanted to enter through big doors and leave with inflatable beach balls while the Beatles song “All You Need is Love” played.  So cute!

Also worth mentioning is the chuppah.  It has been passed on for generations with each couples names embroidered, so it had very special significance to the family. The ladies at Rock Rose Floral dod an amazing job with florals at this wedding!

But the most popular photo op was probably the “Love” sign below overlooking the beautiful Pacific coast. Thank you to the wedding party for putting up with me and making them all pose on the sign when the rain looked like it may mess up their hair!  

Light rain came and went throughout the afternoon, but that didn’t ruin a thing for their day.  The heartfelt toasts and dances, cigars, s’mores, and then the dance party that ensued (all accompanied by mini Fireballs provided by the father) made this day a fantastic memory for all involved.  

It has been said that “rain on your wedding day is good luck”.  Not that these two need it.  

All you need is Love.

Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding
Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding
First Look at Bacara
Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding
Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding
Beautiful Bacara Resort Wedding
Bacara Resort wedding party
Iconic wedding photo

Wedding Venue: Bacara Resort and Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117 Catering: Bacara Resort and Spa Event Coordinator: Wedding Kate Events | 805.963.6064 | Make-Up and Hair: Elizabeth Sokol | Contact: 818.480.2446 Wedding Cake: Lele Patisserie | 805.252.7392 | Florals: Rock Rose Floral Design | 805.966.9626 | Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting | 805.966.9626 | Rentals: Tent Merchant | 805.963.6064 | Videography: Brian Starkman| 818.703.6993 | Music: West Coast Music | 310.278.6848 |

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