Intimate Wedding at Belmond El Encanto Luxury Hotel | Vassi & Dash

Vassi & Dash’s Intimate Wedding at Belmond El Encanto Luxury Hotel was incredible. They held their ceremony in the mural room of the Santa Barbara Courthouse!

Their neutral color palette including whites and greens, made for an incredibly elegant feeling. I could not have picked better colors for such a beautiful day. I am pretty sure that I was swooning all day long over how amazing it was.

Before the reception, we were able to wander among the grounds of the courthouse. We even found ourselves within the Sunken Gardens. The gorgeous white walls and large palms surrounding provided the perfect minimalist, Spanish-California backdrop.

According to their website, the Belmond El Encanto is a “Hollywood glamour in a modern classic”. I can’t help but agree! Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by incredible views of the American Riviera! You are also met with beautiful foliage and elegant brick walls.

Without a doubt, this is the most amazing place to hold an intimate marriage celebration.

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I think it is worth mentioning that Dash’s brother, Clayton, styled Vassi beautifully! As result of being featured in Vogue, he is quite the celebrity stylist as a result! See if you can spot your favorite celebrity in his work linked here!

I am so glad that I had the chance to photograph this Intimate Wedding at Belmond El Encanto Luxury Hotel.

Vendor Shoutouts: Photography: Jessica Sofranko Photography | Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse | Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | HMUA: Clayton Hawkins, hair. Rene Rodriguez, makeup. | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride’s Dress: J.Crew Weddings | Florist: Hogue & Co.

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