In a secluded villa alongside the Santa Barbara coastline, Julie and Sean joyously celebrated their wedding, with their photographs – taken by the immeasurably talented Fitz Carlile – proving once and for all that California is one of the most beautiful states in the USA. The couple chose to have their wedding here after getting engaged at a Van Morrison concert at the Hollywood Bowl, and their day was nothing short of stunning, with a relaxed outdoor ceremony, and a bride more radiant than the Californian sunshine.
Bursting with colour and ensconced in nature – with awe-inducing views of the surrounding countryside – Julie and Sean’s ceremony was effortlessly stylish, with a quasi-bohemian theme, and personalised features such as vintage maps of both of their hometowns, and customised loose-leaf tea. The venue itself was already adorned with flowers, and so decorations for the ceremony were simple and understated, with extravagance avoided in place of elegance, to wondrous effect. The reception took place at the same venue, with the two most important features of any party included – drinks and dancing!
Julie achieved a more unique look for her wedding, choosing to wear a two-piece outfit, bringing a modern twist – she paired a long-sleeved lace top with a long, flowing tulle skirt, a truly beautiful combination that showed off her figure, whilst also echoing the romance of the day. Sean also complemented the environment, looking sharp in a livid suit with minimal acessories, and leather Magnanni shoes. The absolute style brought to the wedding by the bride and groom is something that the photographer Fitz excelled in capturing, alongside some very tender, quiet moments between the couple on their day.
One of the most impressive aspects of the wedding was Julie and Sean’s ability to make it completely their own. For example, added touches and favors were provided by the bride’s aunt at The Vintage Fox, and by holding it in Santa Barbara, where they have a lot of extended family, the couple were able to ensure they were surrounded by the most important people in their lives during their day. The unposed, unintrusive nature of Fitz’s photography makes it possible for any onlooker to see the love between these two – and we at Zankyou wish them all the happiness in the world for their future together…