I really really loved being a part of Matt and Kara’s Fess Parker Wedding in Santa Barbara. This day was absolutely perfect. Everything went according to plan and the party they had to celebrate was one of the best I’ve seen.

We started the day in the hotel room at the Fess Parker with the girls, getting prettied up and ready to go. The view from the room is an unparalleled scene of Santa Barbara’s beach and palm trees. So gorgeous!

Kara’s dress is so beautiful! I loved how simple it was, with plenty of fabric to provide movement and class, and easy to get on. She looked SO gorgeous in it!

Love these cute invites! Matt is a graphic designer and designed these himself! :)

Here’s Kara before she put her dress on…

And here she is right after!

It was an emotional moment when she finally got the dress on. I love her sister’s reaction on the left.

The boys met us at the Fess Parker for family pictures and bridal party pictures.

Here’s Matt in the archway in front of the Fess Parker right before he got to see Kara for the first time on their wedding day. These two had been dating for TEN years when they finally tied the knot, so it was an exciting day.

I love this moment.

Here’s Kara showing off her dress. Gorgeous girl!

Here’s Matt and Kara with each of their moms. I loved the family portraits we did here, so it’s fun to share a few of them that I love the most.

The florals in this wedding were fantastic. The guys’ boutonnières were fantastic as were all of the bouquets. Simply Bouquets in Santa Barbara were absolutely a dream to work with. I love what they did and they were also two of the sweetest ladies I’ve had the chance to work with. If you’re getting married in Santa Barbara, I highly recommend them!

Here’s the beautiful bridal party at the Fess Parker. I loved the color scheme between the lilac dresses and the grey suits.

After we finished pictures at the Fess Parker, we headed down to the antique Carousel at Chase Palm Park. It’s not far from the Fess Parker and I LOVE the photos we took there. It’s so much fun to shoot right next to something with such character. Plus, the colors went so well with the wedding colors!

Shooting Matt and Kara’s wedding was seriously a dream come true. They are two of the sweetest, kindest, and most easy going people you will ever meet and their love is SO wonderful. When they tied the knot this September, they were celebrating ten years already together and many more to come.

Thank you so much for a seriously wonderful day, and many many heartfelt congratulations to the both of you! Congratulations! :)

x0 – Simone

A special shout out to Simply Bouquets, whose florals blew me away, as well as the rest of the very awesome vendors who made such a great day work! :) Thank you thank you!

Florals – Simply Bouquets, Photography – Simone Anne, Music during the ceremony – Good Times Guitar, Coordinator – Amazing Day Events, Venue – SoHo Restaurant and Music Club, Getting ready – Fess Parker’s Doubletree Hotel, DJ – Bennett Schmid, Officiant – Father Jeremy

I also want to say that YES, I travelled from Half Moon Bay to this wedding and YES, I will travel for your wedding, wherever you are! :)

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