Initially, Christina and Sam wanted to elope, but it was important to the bride’s mother that she see them get married. An intimate wedding, with immediate family members only, at the gorgeous Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara was the perfect compromise.

Originally, Chris didn’t plan on carrying a bouquet, but her stepmother ran down to a local florist and had a bouquet and boutonniere made at the last minute. 

Guests included the bride’s parents and sisters, and the groom’s children from a previous marriage.

There was no set time or place for the ceremony – the couple and their families just gathered together on the lawn (which was luckily unoccupied!).

During their stay at the Bacara, the couple and their families enjoyed spa treatments, fitting with the relaxed feel of the wedding. The reception was an extended dinner at the resort’s restaurant. What a lovely way to celebrate a wedding!


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Photography: Elizabeth Messina from Kiss the Groom / Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara / Bride’s Dress: Marchesa / Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla / Rings: Jack Kelege
  • Intimate Beach Wedding at Bacara Resort

    8 March 2008
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