Classic Santa Barbara Wedding at Belmond El Encanto
Shoshana and Matt celebrated their Summer wedding the luxurious Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara. Encanto means enchantment and that was truly the feeling of being at Shoshana and Matt's wedding. With its Spanish Colonial and Craftsman architecture, expansive views of the ocean and downtown, and lush gardens and trees, the hotel which sits atop the city in the Riviera foothills is a delightful and elegant venue for a wedding. Maybe it was being surrounded by so much beauty, or the fresh ocean breeze, or maybe it was just being with two amazing people in love, but the feeling of being there was quite blissful and serene.
Shosh and Matt's wedding was a blast. Our bride Shoshana was literally smiling and dancing all day long. We loved when she announced while getting ready, "I think we need to dance it out," and then she and her best girlfriends, "the Shosh-ettes" proceeded to have a dance party in their pajamas. We especially enjoyed exploring the property at sunset and capturing the couple laughing playfully at the iconic hotel pool and cabanas. The day was sweet and touching; from the couple's joyful first look in the arbor to the many heartfelt moments they shared with their parents, their families and friends.