Sunday, October 4, 2009

Married: Courtney + Rob

I love destination weddings. The feeling of being transported to some magical, faraway place to say your vows, having your family and friends travel with you to share in the magic, and always having a special place in this world that will instantly transport you back to your amazing wedding day. Your destination doesn't have to be far - for Courtney + Rob it was just over 100 miles to Santa Barbara.

For any of you that have not had the pleasure of visiting Santa Barbara, there's a reason it's called the American Riviera. In a word - gorgeous. The location - a private villa with 180 degree views of the Pacific - nothing short of spectacular. Every detail was meticulously planned, but what can never be planned for is the joy - it was easy to see that Courtney + Rob were overjoyed to begin their marriage with their wonderful family and friends.

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the gorgeous details!

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the wedding party

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the ceremony

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just married!

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first dance

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party time!

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Click here to see a slideshow of Courtney + Rob's wedding.



3 comments:

Angela October 5, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

Beautiful. Santa Barbara is a place I have always wanted to visit...along way from New Zraland though! Have I asked you before what lens you use for your "detail" photos?

Melissa October 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

Hi Angela! I used my 50mm/1.4 for most of the detail shots. The benefit of being the second shooter at this wedding - fewer lens changes!

Amy October 6, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

These are great. I really like the one of them kissing on the path and how the lavender frames in the bottom. The one with the buttons on her dress and his arm is a great shot.