best.wedding.ever

I'm soooo excited to be able to finally sit down and blog this wedding!  There are just so many photos that I'm in love with, so there will be much oversharing, make sure you grab a cup of coffee, or glass/bottle of wine.   

My dear friend Kelly, contacted me a while back to see if I would be able to photograph her best friend's wedding.  As fate would have it, I was free and I was able to meet up with Taira and Hugo in Santa Barbara to get to know them a bit better.  I loved hanging out with them, and was so excited after hearing about all of their little details of their wedding.  Fast forward months later, and wedding weekend was upon us.  We drove down south to start our weekend wedding festivities.  

I met up with Taira and the ladies at Cleo's salon the morning of the wedding. 

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 I spent a few hours at the salon with them while they got their hair and makeup did.  I grabbed a quick bite to eat, grabbed Taira's dress and rings, and headed out to the venue, Peter Stauss Ranch to get some detail shots before everyone arrived.  Oh, and seriously, how gorgeous is she?! Gah!   

I spent a few hours at the salon with them while they got their hair and makeup did.  I grabbed a quick bite to eat, grabbed Taira's dress and rings, and headed out to the venue, Peter Stauss Ranch to get some detail shots before everyone arrived.  Oh, and seriously, how gorgeous is she?! Gah!

 

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 So if you know me at all, then you already know I'm pretty much OBSESSED with details, that is one of my most favorite things about weddings.  The little details and time people put into wedding is everything to me. 

So if you know me at all, then you already know I'm pretty much OBSESSED with details, that is one of my most favorite things about weddings.  The little details and time people put into wedding is everything to me. 

 Oh hello beautiful, vibrant colors!

Oh hello beautiful, vibrant colors!

 Everyone started to arrive about 30 minutes later, so while Taira and her friends were getting the cookies and some last minute things ready, I was able to snag some photos of Hugo getting ready. Prepare yourself for cuteness overload. 

Everyone started to arrive about 30 minutes later, so while Taira and her friends were getting the cookies and some last minute things ready, I was able to snag some photos of Hugo getting ready. Prepare yourself for cuteness overload. 

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 I know.. I know... you're dying right now!!

I know.. I know... you're dying right now!!

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 After the kids and Hugo were already, it was the bride's turn... my favorite part. <3

After the kids and Hugo were already, it was the bride's turn... my favorite part. <3

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 After everyone finished getting ready, it was time for the ceremony.. and first looks. &nbsp;I LOVED how her dad never saw her dress and was waiting to see her after she was ready. It was just so sweet and emotional. &nbsp;You could just feel so much love between the 2 of them, and their whole family.

After everyone finished getting ready, it was time for the ceremony.. and first looks.  I LOVED how her dad never saw her dress and was waiting to see her after she was ready. It was just so sweet and emotional.  You could just feel so much love between the 2 of them, and their whole family.

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 Now Hugo's turn. &lt;3

Now Hugo's turn. <3

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Now it was time to rock and roll and get the ceremony started!

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 They did it!!! Now time for more photos.... because there's always more photos. bahaha

They did it!!! Now time for more photos.... because there's always more photos. bahaha

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 Introducing Mr&amp;Mrs Bermudez...

Introducing Mr&Mrs Bermudez...

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 After the dances were dances, and the speeches were given, it was time to let loose and party.

After the dances were dances, and the speeches were given, it was time to let loose and party.

 and eat...

and eat...

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 A few toasts were given...

A few toasts were given...

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 a lot more random photos were taken..

a lot more random photos were taken..

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 and some more details.. because there is never EVER enough detail shots

and some more details.. because there is never EVER enough detail shots

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 Cake was eaten, or in my case devoured.&nbsp;

Cake was eaten, or in my case devoured. 

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 And the rest of the night consisted of photo booths, drinks, and a ton of dancing!

And the rest of the night consisted of photo booths, drinks, and a ton of dancing!

 Thank you Taira and Hugo for letting me be apart of such an amazing and beautiful ceremony. It was such a joy getting to meet the both of you and all of your friends and family. &lt;3

Thank you Taira and Hugo for letting me be apart of such an amazing and beautiful ceremony. It was such a joy getting to meet the both of you and all of your friends and family. <3

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