Sweet Santa Barbara Wedding

A few months ago I showed you guys the adorable engagement photos of Kendall and Manny and ever since then, I’ve been dying to see how their wedding photos would turn out. I just love this couple’s unique, fun sense of style. So when their photographer, Nancy Neil, sent me these images, I just about fell over. Aren’t they the cutest? They add such a stylish charm to just about everything they touch. I can’t get enough! Here are a few words from Nancy about the wedding itself…

I love this wedding because it was achieved with an extremely small budget. Her mother in law made her wedding gown, Vivi’s dress and Kendalls’ evening party dress. The groom is a well established dj…hence the boombox to go down the isle. They designed the invites and printed cd’s for all the guests. Kendall even made the “loot for love” bags filled with treats, directions, maps, etc for all her friends and family from out of town. She delivered them to the hotel and had them left at each pillow.  The flowers were traded for and a friend made her gold hair barrett which bears her wedded last name. The ceremony took place in a beautiful downtown Santa Barbara Park and the dinner and reception were held in local old-time locations.

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Photography by Nancy Neil

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32 Responses to “Sweet Santa Barbara Wedding”

  1. Gretal

    Wow! How unique and beautiful. I must know the location(s) of ceremony and reception!! I am just beginning to plan my own simple budget wedding in SB and I’ve got to know where this took place!! Thank you!

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  2. Audrey

    I second the question about where the reception and ceremony took place. I’m guessing Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens for the ceremony, and Stella Mare’s for the reception? I’d like to know for sure, though! This is literally the ONLY SB wedding I’ve ever seen on any blog that even implies it is a ‘budget’ wedding. Any help for a nonprofit employee planning an SB wedding would be much appreciated!

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  3. krissie

    What an incredible dress!!! It’s so, so beautiful and is now my wedding dress inspiration!!

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  4. VT_Page

    LOVE! The colors are so sleek and hip, the details are fabulous- the dress, the hairclip- hello, his TUX and the boombox picture SLAYED me. Great job, y’all!

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  5. Melody

    Love her shoes! Any idea where to find nude/light pink heels? Would love them for my wedding in a couple months!

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  6. maky

    thank you all for the comments about my sister in laws dress and thanks for appreiciating my mother’s beautiful design isn’t she wonderful!!!!!!! THAT’S MY MOM YA ALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS DOES ANYBODY LOVE MANNYS SOCKS?

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  7. Audrey

    After a second look, for anyone who was wondering where the reception was held, I am 99% sure it’s Harry’s, a local restaurant.

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  8. megroro

    LOVE the hair clip? How does it stay in the hair? I want to make one for myself even if I just wear it to work. Love the dress… perfection!

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  9. kendall

    i had the hair clip held in my hair by a bobbie pin.. super easy!!! Stayed in all night!!! ALL NIGHT!!!

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  10. Heather

    I am so in love with that dress! So flowy and layered, great ideas! Very chic looking, I really enjoy that, I might do something similar for my own wedding that I am in the beginning stages of planning. It is not easy throwing something like this together, I cannot believe I used to think all those brides were crazy stressing out! Santa Barbara is so ideal, I cannot wait to visit and check out some beaches and locations for possible places to hold my own wedding! We’re planning on staying at the Sandman Inn (www.thesandmaninn.com). Cheap and readily available! Nothing too hard for me to think about which is exactly what I need right about now!

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