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Margarita & Clayton | Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Wedding

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From our first email introduction we knew we would like Margarita and Clayton and sure enough when we first met we really enjoyed their energy and their good nature. Margarita and Clayton both have a warm and welcoming manner, they both share a love for adventure, the outdoors and do their best to make conscious decisions about their life that better the planet and people. These are all things that matter a lot to us at Willhouse. Good-hearted people living their best life.

Speaking of living out your best life, they certainly made a grand entrance into marriage with an epic wedding weekend. It all started with a sunset dinner on a boat, wedding ceremony on a cliff, reception in a greenhouse, an after party at the Goodland and a pool party the next day. The wedding venue is one of our favorite locations in California, Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm is a combination of rustic elegance mixed with bohemian living and there is just a lot to discover at this magical place nestled between the mountains and the sea. Margarita and Clayton selected wonderful vendors from local beer such as Topa Topa and coffee by Dart Coffee, live cocktail hour music by The Wrinkled Teenagers, gorgeous blooms and greens from the Clayton’s step-father, handwritten Magnolia leaves escort cards from Sophia Loves Letters, vintage decor by Milk and Honey and my favorite planner team Swoon Ca. It all came together so lovely and we were both so overwhelmed with joy to see Margarita and Clayton having the best time.

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We are very thankful we met these two people and look forward to our friendship growing.

Congrats to Margarita and Clayton!

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Hilary + Nick | Ojai Engagement

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Hilary and Nick a lovely couple from Ventura County are getting married in August at a ranch in one of my favorite towns Paso Robles. For their engagement session we decided to focus on the beauty and character of Ojai. We started with a visit to Shop Summer Camp, a converted mid-century gas station turned vintage shop + artisan goods. I love the vibrant colors at Shop Summer Camp and it really worked with Hilary’s red lipstick and Nick’s buffalo plaid flannel. Next, we drove up the 33 to an orange grove. Nothing is better than the smell of orange trees in full swing this time of year. It was a rather hot afternoon, so we stopped for a glass of wine at the Ranch House, the ultimate in romance this restaurant has a rich history and a rustic outdoor setting. We enjoyed the ambiance and a glass of wine and then finished our photo session at a make-shift farm stand/ musical garden. It was a fun day and we really enjoyed getting to know Hilary and Nick! Cheers to their August wedding.

Thank you to Shop Summer Camp and the Ranch House!

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A little vintage charm

For some time I have been wanting to take photos of a few of my favorite things: animals, flowers and vintage dresses. Saturday we did it all with our lovely friend Courtney. The beautiful lace gown that Courtney is wearing is her Grandmother’s dress, which is pretty darn special.

Jennifer at Events by Milk and Honey Farm styled a lovely vanity with her vintage treasures and also allowed us to roam her property all the while acting as animal wrangler with her chickens and pony Charlemagne.

It was a lovely day and Richard and I are very grateful to our dear friends Courtney, Jennifer Housh and John McKinney who shot some video of the afternoon too.

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Katie + Steven | Santa Barbara Wedding

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What a sweet pair! We loved spending time with Katie and Steven. Their friends and family were pretty awesome too.

Katie and her family got ready at a private Victorian home in downtown Santa Barbara, then everyone was off to the ceremony, which took place at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on a very bright, sunny day, followed by an outdoor reception with beautiful vibrant flowers and Spanish details. Their families shared funny and very touching toasts about Steven and Katie that made Richard and I laugh as well as get a little misty eyed. Everyone danced and had some great dance moves, including the groom. In all it was a perfect day and we are so thrilled for Katie and Steven.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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