PHOTOGRAPHS: DANIELE ROSE, LAVENDER & TWINE
College sweethearts EVA SITU and TOMMY KIM dated for 11 years before exchanging vows in a small ceremony influenced by the couple’s Chinese and Korean cultures and produced by Michel B. Events at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The bride’s gown was offset by pieces passed down from both sides of the couple’s family: her engagement ring was reset with a diamond from her new mother-in-law’s ring and accompanied by earrings and necklace to match, along with a jade necklace gifted by Eva’s grandmother. For the reception, guests gathered at The Lark and dined under a canopy of flowers and greenery cascading from the ceiling’s rustic wooden beams. The family-style menu brought in seasonal local ingredients, and blooms and fresh berries in rich, romantic tones decorated a tiered cake from Lelé Pâtisserie. Though their ultimate honeymoon goal is Japan, the couple enjoyed a short postwedding trip to Portland, Oregon. K . P .
Clockwise from top right: The bride
and groom, whose parents live in Ojai; a LAVENDERS FLOWERS creation; the
couple traded a big San Francisco wedding for a LOW-KEY CELEBRATION amid 35 loved ones; “Santa Barbara made the most sense to us because we really like the restaurants,” says the bride; the bride paired a J.CREW wedding gown with a
Past and Present JOSH BRINER and JACQUELINE BERNIARD took a step back into Santa
Barbara’s past in a wedding ceremony held at the historical El Presidio de Santa Bárbara, where Josh’s ancestors were among the first to be married in the chapel exactly 230 years earlier in 1786. After researching his family’s history upon booking the venue, “We knew it was written in the stars,” says Jacqueline, “we were meant to be married there.” K . P .
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PHOTOGRAPHS: TOP, DANIELE ROSE, LAVENDER & TWINE PHOTOGRAPHY; BOTTOM, MELISSA MUSGROVE PHOTOGRAPHY
waltz-length gold lace wedding veil.