creative direction

eileen and tj

i love eileen and tj. they are wonderfully down to earth and kind AND have great style! eileen called me just a month before her wedding in a bit of a panic. she was nervous her vision wasn't coming together and wanted to shore up the aesthetic and experiential side of her wedding. my favorite part of the conversation was when she said, "I'm not even sure what it is you do but as I was going back through my favorite images in my files, I finally noticed your name was on most of will you come do whatever it is you do at my wedding?"

so we had a few conversations, i did a little online and flea market shopping, and in a few weeks, i was out at their ranch. we did a walk thru a few days before the wedding, made some revisions in the flow and set-up, and spent the next few days putting it all together (and fitting in a bit of hanging out). they had a really great fleet of help and vendors and I had a really great time getting to know everyone.

the day of the wedding was a lot of fun, too. i just made sure everyone and everything looked just right and spent a lot of the day with jose, too, arranging for his frame. all in all, a great wedding! :)

Photography by Jose Villa

Cinematography by Joel Serrato

Planning by Toast Events Santa Barbara

Flowers by Brown Paper Design

Brides dresses and veil by Temperly, (middle dress by Phillip Lim), shoes by Louboutin

Grooms suit by Battistoni, shoes by Berluti

Bridesmaid Dresses by Saja

Lighting by Trevor at Bella Vista

Rentals by Classic Party Rentals

Libations by Susan Ledig Events, Desserts by Grappolo and Crushcakes