December 19, 2019
Kristina and Danny’s Santa Barbara wedding at the Riviera Mansion was full of so much laughter and fun. The day began with the couple getting ready at Kristina’s grandparents old house in Carpinteria. The bridesmaids took over the main house while the groomsmen got ready in the guesthouse.
The home is right on a beautiful beach that doesn’t have public access. It was the perfect place to have a first look! Once Kristina and Danny were ready, they shared a beautiful moment together seeing each other for the first time surrounded by the ocean and Santa Barbara mountains. After a few sweet moments with just the two of them, we joined the bridal party and family for photos.
After taking some photos at the beach house, everyone headed over to the historical Presidio for the ceremony. Friends came from near and far to celebrate the wonderful couple. The old, traditional Spanish building created the perfect setting for a tear-filled, tender ceremony.
Following the ceremony, we took Kristina and Danny to Alice Keck Park for some dreamy sunset photos. The two of them couldn’t stop smiling together as we wondered around the park chasing the last rays of golden sunlight.
The reception commenced at the Riviera mansion. Guests mingled and talked under the towering palm trees. Eventually everyone sat down for dinner on the beautiful patio decorated with colorful florals and twinkle lights. The bride and groom entered the patio with cheers and smiles greeting them.
The rest of the night included so much laughter, so much dancing, and even a surprise appearance of the bride’s brother AND the bar tender playing solos with the band on stage. Kristina and Danny were surrounded by so much love, and it was a night to remember.
If you liked this wedding, check out this Zaca Mesa Winery wedding in Santa Barbara!
Photography: Ali Beck Photography
Videography: Jacob Zander
Planning: KB Events
Florals: Tangled Lotus
Band: The Morning Drive
Dress: Essence of Australia
Cake: Madonna Inn
Hair: Caitlin Studio B
Makeup: Marcella Caputo