As I sit here and write these words I am trying to think of a more fun-loving, outgoing, offbeat and in-love couple than Alex and Emily and you know what?
These two cuties are so uniquely perfect for each other and absolutely brimming with enthusiasm for their life together. They mayyyyy have gotten married already. Ok, they totally did! They eloped on a boat (it was a whole romantic thing) but on this day they were ready to do the whole damn thing again. And on this day... they had all their amazing friends and family cheering them on.
Their wedding was sprinkled with touches of Mardi Gras, the ocean, The Mariners and golden yellow sunflower goodness. The historic and beautiful Santa Barbara Woman's Club was an absolutely lovely backdrop to this joyous day.
The cheeriest and brightest florals by Something's Blooming LA
A family friend of Emily's designed and made custom shoes for Emily and all her bridesmaids.
Alex's mother wrote a letter and gifted her daughter-in-law a beautiful family heirloom.
Hair and makeup by Liv Studios Inc
Emily's look was completed with the veil Alex made for her.
I love this photo so much, it so perfectly captures their playful spirits.
Emily wanted to re-create this childhood photo and I think we nailed it!
Ceremony time! Emily was all smiles and the flood of emotion that came over Alex's face when he saw her was spectacular.
The ceremony was officiated by each of their uncles, which brought such a personal and familial touch to this important commitment to one another.
Alex and Emily's handwritten vows showed just how deeply they know and appreciate each other.
Married and chilaxin' .
While the final touches were put on the reception hall, the guests enjoyed a gorgeous cocktail hour under the tree on the patio.
Emily is so happy she literally started levitating when she entered the room.
Emily's friend gifted the couple a beautiful performance on her Cyr wheel.
The featured ciders were provided by the brewery that Alex works at!
Did Alex dislocate his shoulder during this moment? Yes.
Did he get it popped back in place and then rejoin the dance floor? Also, yes.
Absolutely the most metal thing I've ever seen at a wedding.
Emily and Alex aren't cake people BUT THEY ARE CHURRO PEOPLE.
Look at these two! I couldn't adore them more. Congrats, Alex and Emily. I wish you many beautiful years ahead of you!