Santa Barbara, CA Wedding Photography | Justin & Alex

I am so excited to share with you Justin and Alex’s wedding photos from their beautiful Santa Barbara affair! Like so many, they met at work and their relationship blossomed. Then came the day Justin took Alex on a romantic picnic and proposed (we even got a chance to reuse the picnic basket during their engagement portraits). They are such an amazing, and utterly hilarious, couple and it was an honor to capture their wedding!

I just love that Alex chose apple green for her shoe color! And she also proudly wore an initial necklace emphasizing her new last name at the reception. (Invitations by Lilly & Louise.)

Adding some unique flair to her flowers, Alex choose vegetable accents. (Flowers by Ella & Louie.)

In honor of her late mother, Alex wore her stunning sapphire bracelet. And in tradition with their church, their wedding bands were hung from a homemade ring warming box allowing guests to grasp the rings and their hands and “warm” them while sending Justin and Alex prayers as they entered the church before the ceremony.

If you don’t know how to tie a bow tie…YouTube it! Oh what did we ever do before smart phones?!

Justin and Alex took their sacred vows at the gorgeous All Saints by the Sea in Montecito.

Upon their walk back down the isle as Mr. and Mrs. Williams, guests were treated to a bag piper after which Justin and Alex were swept away to their reception in style in a vintage Rolls Royce.

I’ve mentioned they are hilarious, right? Always cracking each other up!

In lue of a traditional guest book, guests left their finger prints on hand drawn tree creating a stunning piece of artwork for their home.

Their reception was held at El Paseo in downtown Santa Barbara where their tables were lined with beautiful flowers from Ella & Louie as well as potted herbs and goodie bags as gifts their guests. Each goodie bag was adorned with a special note from Justin and Alex:

Growing up, Alex LOVED goodie bags. They were a necessity at every birthday party. Her mom used to joke that Alex would have goodie bags at her wedding…and here we are! Alex and Justin created these to be the kind of goodie bags their younger selves would have loved. We hope they make you smile! 

Not big cake fans, they opted for decadent brownies and lemon bars instead. You can’t go wrong with those!


I hope you enjoy these photos of Justin, Alex and their amazing friends and family almost as much as I enjoyed work with them on their special day! I would also like to thank Kelsey Crews Photo for all of your amazing help!

Vendor List

Head Photographer // Leah Valentine Photography

Assistant Photographer // Kelsey Crews Photo

Hair // Christina at Darin Jon Studio

Makeup // Leah with Unveiled Makeup

Florist // Ella & Louie

Invitations // Lilly & Louise

Ceremony Location // All Saints by the Sea

Reception Location // El Paseo

Cater // El Paseo

DJ // DJ Patrick B

Gown // ‘Carolina’ by Maggie Sottero

Bridal Salon // Panache Bridal

Shoes // ‘Culver’ by Nina in Apple Green

Bridesmaid Dresses // David’s Bridal mix in “Peacock”

Groom’s Tux // Calvin Klein

Groomsmen Tux // Vera Wang ‘Black’ at Men’s Warehouse

Groom’s Tailor // Justin at JRA Designs and Alterations

Initial Necklace // Alicia Beam

Thumbprint Guest Book // Bleu de Toi


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