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Mr. & Mrs. Ramirez

My most favorite part of Jen and Carlos’ wedding was when Jen told her guests, “We never doubted if this wedding was going to happen.  We just weren’t sure exactly where it was going to happen.”  

Two nights before Jen and Carlos’ wedding at the Montecito Country Club a huge wild fire raged through the hills of Montecito and Santa Barbara destroying over 200 homes.  It was touch and go Thursday night and Friday morning if the wedding was going to be able to take place at the country club, but late Friday morning I got the word that the wedding was on.  

It couldn’t have been a more perfect November day.  Blue skies, temperature in the upper seventies, and not a hint of smoke in the sky.  The Montecito Country Club is an absolutely gorgeous venue for a wedding.  Very rustic and romantic.  Nicole Johnson, with Plan It Events, did an amazing job making the venue look even more beautiful.  Stephanie Sponsel did the invitations, menus, and programs and they were stunning as always.  They even had break dancers come in to kick off the dancing for the evening.  It was a very cool idea!

I’m so glad everything worked out for Jen and Carlos’ wedding.  They are two awesome people and they deserve all of the happiness in the world.  Congratulations you two and I hope you had a fabulous honeymoon!  Below are some of my favorites and here is the slide show!

 Jen’s brother lives overseas.  He only found out he could attend the wedding the weekend before.  I love the look on Jen’s face as he stands by her side to give her away.

The cake topper was from Jen’s grandparent’s cake in the 1940′s.  I love it!

During the reception the ceremony room was transformed into a lounge and dance floor

Break dancers!



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Jennifer & Carlos

Jennifer and Carlos are so cute and perfect for each other!  They were friends for years before they started dating.  The only problem I see in their relationship is that Carlos is a Bruin and Jen is a Trojan!  Gasp!  A Bruin and a Trojan getting married???  Carlos is pretty much a trader ;)  But, I don’t blame him for crossing over to the dark side.  Jen is gorgeous and funny and smart so I guess there are a couple of good Trojans out there :)

I had so much fun on their engagement shoot at the Orange Circle, but we did almost get arrested.  Some guy at Metrolink took his job a little too seriously and wouldn’t even let us take pictures by the train tracks.  However, I felt confident that if the cops did come Carlos and Jen could talk our way out of it because they both work for LAPD.  Unfortunately, they forgot their badges in the car.  That would have been cool if they had their badges :)

I’m super excited for their wedding in Montecito this November!  For now, here are my favorites from their session and the slide show!

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