Villa and Vine Wedding // Alayna and Cole

Alayna and Cole had the most amazing villa and vine reception for their wedding at the picturesque Santa Barbara Courthouse on State Street.

What can trump a match made in heaven, a family affair, and a love that stems from friendship? A wedding and reception at one of the cutest venues in Santa Barbara.

You can take sneak peeks into the portraits taken at Santa Barbara Courthouse, where we photographed their first look, bridal party, family formals, and romantics. Right after that, we were ready for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at Villa & Vine.

Alayna and Cole are two lovely super fun couples from Ohio, and immediately I landed to take their sessions; they treated me like a friend and made me feel like a part of the family. This sounds like a movie tale, but that’s exactly how Alayna and Cole’s buildup to the wedding happened.

Alayna and Cole met at O’Neilly’s, a dreamy little dive bar in Ohio. Alayna had just sneaked in a bottle of champagne when Tom, Cole’s father, caught her and proceeded to pop the cork into the ceiling. He later insisted that Cole chats with his “future wife,” and the two hit it off immediately.

As their relationship flourished, these two explored the world together, from the sandy beaches of Belize to the energetic streets of Rome and all that were in between. The proposal was a surprise for Alayna as Cole planned a photo session with his family that turned into a surprise proposal with him ending on one knee and professing his love for Alayna.

Alayna and Cole will always remember the sunset photos at State Street and the lovely Villa and Vine wedding as it signaled their next adventure together. So, without further ado, it is time to feast on the portraits and photos of Alayna and Coleā€¦.

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