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.


Serendipity garden wedding photos

Macee and Matt’s dreamy DIY wedding at Serendipity Gardens was recently featured on Something Turqouise.

Macee poured her heart and soul into planning this Los Angeles wedding and adding her own unique touches. One of my favorite details from this wedding at Serendipity Gardens is how Macee and Matt used the distinctive king protea flower to tie all the elements together, from the invitations, to the welcome sign, to the bouquets. Macee’s classically elegant bridal look included a lace dress with a nude underlay and buttons all the way up the back, a simple hairpiece, and a gorgeous flowing veil that we had some fun with in photos. Serendipity Gardens was a dream outdoor wedding venue surrounded by lush greenery and unobstructed mountain views. I especially loved the ceremony site with a river running through it, and the reception patio overlooking the garden and the valley below.

Check out the featured post here to read Macee’s advice for couples planning their own DIY weddings.

Venue + Catering | Serendipity Gardens || Florist | Flowers Etc. || DJ | Musical Phunktions || Invitations | Charming Blush || Wedding Dress | || Wedding Dress Boutique | Ladies and Gents Bridal || Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse || Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Poshmark || Garter | Louloudimeli || Hair + Make-up | Kacee Geoffroy Hair + Make-up || Chair Signs + Cake Topper | Happily Ever Etched Inc. ||