Let me tell you a little about this day...
Mary and Calvin have been together for 10 years. They met in high school (crazy!) and have been in love ever since. When initially speaking with Mary, I was touched by the way she spoke about Calvin. I could feel the depth of their relationship as she shared some of their experiences together. The one thing that stood out the most to me was how intentional they are. They based their lives around what they value and what they think is most important to them as a couple and as individuals. I couldn't wait to work with them.
Mary and Calvin had their hearts set on getting married in the mural room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The minute they walked into the room, they knew it was the perfect place to say their vows. The courtroom is open to the public all year so they were able to have their private ceremony there. The Mural Room is a large, historical room covered from floor to ceiling with murals telling stories of the history of California. The Mural Room is tucked away in the historical Santa Barbara Courthouse, a building surrounded by greenery and intricate designs, iconic and timeless.
Mary and Calvin walked down the aisle with all of their parents, moments before they shared vows that brought the room to tears. The tall windows flooded the room with natural light, while the chandeliers glowed from the ceiling. It was a beautiful moment. Just being in their presence, along with the adoring eyes of their friends and family, filled my heart. I had become a huge fan of these two. Their love inspires me and I hope to manifest a love like theirs in 10 years. Not only are they like the cutest ever, but they're genuinely just a good time. Mary and Calvin have the best energy. Reserved, warm, and light.
After the intimate ceremony in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, we all went to a nearby restaurant, The Lark Santa Barbara. In the heart of the Funk Zone, this restaurant has vintage and urban vibes that offers a comfy, sophisticated dining experience. Mary and Calvin spent the rest of their night drinking handcrafted cocktails and eating an eight course meal that lasted about 4 hours. With oldies and classics playing, each of their guests mingled in the candle light of a private room in the back of the restaurant, which made it even more cozy. I got to learn more about them through their high school friends as we ate the best meal of our lives.
This day was truly filled with lots of happiness and love and I hope you can enjoy these photos!