Each year I have the opportunity to photograph a few destination weddings and it always proves to be a unique and fulfilling experience. This past weekend I traveled to Burbank to celebrate Becca and Jake’s wedding deep in the heart of California wine country. Lake Zaca is a rustic and remote location that has become a special retreat for both families. The lake itself is steeped in history and still embodies the art and a kindred spirit of the Chumash Indians of over 10,000 years ago.
The couple’s overall inspiration for the wedding was the color lavender. The purple hues reminded the couple or romantic love, dry warmth, and a feeling of family! The backdrop of the quaint lake and the mountains rising to meet the sky added to the charm and intimacy of the wedding.
One of the most moving moments was created as Becca walked down the aisle in her grandmother’s wedding dress. This dress had also been worn by her mother so this was the third generation that the gown had been worn. It was a surprise to many including Becca’s grandmother who gasped and wept when first seeing it.
Following the processional was a beautiful ceremony at Old Mission Santa Ines Church and although it started to downpour rain several times throughout the day it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit. As far as the reception went this group was full of energy and laughter! I could barely keep up with them and was definitely exhausted by the end of the night.
I’ll be posting more photos in the next few weeks but hopefully these will be enough for now. This April is going to be one of my busiest months yet! I can’t wait to share the additional photos that showcase all of the wonderful DIY details that were implemented.
Congratulations Becca and Jake and thank you to everyone for making this wedding an unforgettable trip for myself and all included!