This love between you two? This love that led you to feel not just ready — but excited — to share vows in front of friends of family? This love that made everything click? 

It tops the list. This is it, and it couldn’t be better.

kaitie brainerd

Kaitie Brainerd is a film and digital Santa Barbara wedding photographer creating true to life imagery that endures.


casa de la guerra wedding photos

Lily and Jared chose Casa de la Guerra, a historic outdoor mission style venue in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, for their laid back fiesta complete with a taco bar and McConnell’s Ice Cream cookie sandwich cart.

Lily and Jared officially tied this knot earlier this year at San Francisco City Hall, but still wanted to commit themselves to each other in front of all their friends and family at Casa de la Guerra in their home town of Santa Barbara. The mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses at this Santa Barbara wedding complemented the blush, purple and green tones of the day: one bridesmaid even wore a pantsuit! The bride and the maid of honor made all the flowers themselves the morning of the ceremony. One of my favorites parts of the day was the dances: Lily and Jared’s first dance was to The Talking Heads, Jared and his mom did a whimsical tango with a rose, and Lily and her dad took inspiration from the classic Pulp Fiction dance scene with Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

Lily and Jared wanted their Santa Barbara wedding at Casa de La Guerra to be clean, classic, simple and FUN- all of which were accomplished as you can see from the joy on everyone’s faces.

Check out the feature of this Casa de la Guerra wedding on Santa Barbara Wedding Style!

Venue | Casa de La Guerra || Catering | California Tacos || Ice Cream | Mcconnell’s Fine Ice Creams|| Wedding Gown | Theia ||Wedding Shoes | Sam Edelman|| Hair Stylist | Janice Ruiz || Wedding Rings | Charles Koll || DJ | DJ Darla bea || Videography | DP Films Productions || Photographer | Kaitie Brainerd Photography || FILM SCANS | Richard Photo Lab ||