Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California

There are so many things we love about Molly and Mike’s wedding: The fact that they have a beautiful daughter Laila who looks like an actual angel, and who’s a perfect combination of them; the fact that Molly’s mom is a famous singer for Hollywood movies and brought all her talented friends to the reception; and the moment right after the cake cutting, when someone asked Molly if she wanted to keep the top layer, and she replied “Why? Is that a thing?”
Molly and Mike got married for all the right reasons, and their wedding day at the Santa Barbara Zoo was a celebration of real life, and real love. We loved seeing their intense connection during the ceremony, and the way their sense of humor played off each other so well. And it was a great bonus at the reception to get to witness all of Molly’s mom’s friends jump up on stage for spontaneous performances all night long. At one point we walked to the edge of the lawn to do some overall shots, and just marveled at what a perfect evening Molly and Mike were given, under the stars of a clear Santa Barbara sky.
On a side note, Molly’s hair and makeup transformation was filmed for the TLC show Wedding Day Makeover, so look out for their episode sometime next year.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSetting:  Outdoor WeddingVenue:  Santa Barbara Zoo