Lavender Oaks Vineyard – Katrina & Jay
It was a lovely day for a wedding at the Lavender Oaks Vineyard in Buellton, California. Amongst an intimate collection of friends and family Jay and Katrina celebrated their love for one another in a simple, yet romantic Santa Barbara style wedding. Jay and Katrina are incredibly easy going and light hearted individuals which made shooting with them an enormous pleasure. Their guest list was quite diverse with loved ones visiting from as far away as Liverpool, Canton, Venice and Martha’s Vineyard where Katrina spent a few years before meeting Jay.
The ceremony was casual and informal which perfectly suited Jay and Katrina who couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces. Over a candle lit dinner Jay gave a momentous toast and elaborated upon the humorous yet romantic story of the fateful day when the couple met. As the story goes… Jay made an unusual decision to duck into an unfamiliar bar he’d passed by on many occasions in the Redondo Beach Marina. As luck would have it he encountered Katrina who was sitting alone at a very long and empty bar top. While recanting this delightful tale Jay’s mates are taking jabs at him as guys typically do. With all the cheekiness which embodies Jay he made his way straight for Katrina, made eye contact, looked around the bar in all of its loneliness and asked “Seat taken”? As luck would have it… The seat was available and well, the rest is history.