Recently, I was in Santa Barbara with Ian & Eileen and their closest family and friends, on the top of a mountain- like a for real mountain.  They became husband and wife at Orella Ranch- a for real ranch.  The light was impeccable and the weather was perfection.  You could see ocean for miles as well as mountains and vineyards.  Could that wedding day be any more perfect?!  Yes, because Cows and Kobe Bryant are involved :) Look and see…

The Bacara Resort and Eileen’s beautiful Monique Lhullier gown.

Our view from the base of mountain/Orella Ranch :)

Ian and his father hand made the signs for the wedding.  I love those personal details :)

My favorite of the day :)

Sigh. Thanks Amanda :)

Cocktail hour under a large Oak Tree…

Thank you Pure Joy Catering for being amazing all day!  They pulled out ALL the stops for Ian & Eileen’s day and made it super special :)

Some amazingly sweet florals from GD Design.

The Orella Ranch staff were spectacular as well!  What an amazing set-up…

Probably my favorite details of the day: Enjoy Cupcakes!!!  I couldn’t contain my excitement when i found out i was going to be photographing these wonderful confections!  If you’re in Santa Barbara, stop by and see Amber and Kevin, give them a hug and thank them for the party in your mouth that you’re about to experience, grab a cupcake and ENJOY.  these bad boys are UH-MA-ZING.

This chicken wire cake topper is my favorite detail of the day, for sure :)  Ian’s wooden peg person even has a beard!!!  I love it!

Their first dance included everyone ;)Lastly, Eileen is  LAKERS FA-NA-TIC.  She’s the girl that paints her face and wears sparkley purple and gold to her season ticket games.  And, her facebook profile pic was even of Kobe Bryant- no joke.  So, as if Ian & Eileen’s day couldn’t get ANY better…..it CERTAINLY did.  Yep, you guessed it: They just happened to run into thee Kobe Bryant the evening of their wedding!!!  I’m still in shock.  These were Eileen’s words to me about it all:  “This is how I think of it: the universe asked itself, “What else can we possibly give Eileen to solidify this as the very best day of her ENTIRE LIFE?  We have already given her the perfect wedding, family, friends, food, music, libations, and two rainbows.”  Of course the answer was Kobe.  :)” She’s adorable. (Photo by Eileen’s friend- not me :)

I&E – I really can’t explain how privileged i feel to have documented your incredibly beautiful and perfect day.  I am truly honored.  Happy ever-after :)

Love, Jackie

Some great vendors and their info:

Getting Ready Venue: Bacara Resort // Hair: Mikell at Salon Patrece Encino // Make-Up: Bacara Spa // Venue: Orella Ranch // Catering: Pure Joy Catering // Cake/Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes // Florist/Event Design:  GD Design // Invitations: heatherjeany from etsy.com // Second Photographer: Amanda Rae // Bluegrass Band: Chris Carins Band (from AMS Entertainment) // DJ: Morgan William (from AMS Entertainment) //

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