Soft and Romantic Beach Wedding on Horseback | Summerland Beach Santa Barbara, California | Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot

We started planning this shoot back in February and it still felt like 6 months was just not enough time to process just how much magic went into the day. 

I had been taking my horses to Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara for nearly ten years. I always admired the perfect picturest sunsets and obviously the ability to gallop my horse down the beach. It was always a bucket list adventure and I feel extremtly lucky to have conquered this multiple times. 

We drew inspiration from the soft blues and pinks that come over the beach once the sun drops past the horizon line at Summerland. Veralyco nailed the color scheme on the head with her beautiful invitation suite and it helped tied in the mix of blues on Nicole's crystal inspired cake and our personal favorite teal and copper skull by Wanderlust Skulls!

With Summerland Beach being so private, we kept the idea of an elopement for the shoot having a table set up for just two. Victoria's mom Shannon has the most beautiful China collection and we found the perfect dinner set for the theme! She also threw in that mouth watering bottle of Rosรฉ!

Christina never disapoints with her floral arrangement and she is already aware she is making a trip to whereever it is I'm having my own wedding! I swear we have a 6th sense because I always say "OMG THIS IS PERFECT" even with me giving her full creative control! 

Our models were beautifully put together by Betsy Burns as she kept a soft and simple bridal look for our two girls. The beach always manages to give a perfect amount of messy for those curls and Victoria definitely rocked it! Also major shot out to Shelby for stepping in last minute and handling the horses with a broken collar bone. Would you have ever known! 

There are never enough thank yous for the photographers that join us, the vendors that bring our vision to life, and the team to makes it happen! 

Hosted/ Styled/ Photos by: Sara Shier Photography // https://www.sarashierphotography.com
Florals Bellevue Floral Co. // www.bellevuefloralco.com
Bakery // www.nicolebakescakes.com
HMUA: Betsy DiFrancesca Burns // http://www.betsymh.com
Invitation Suite // https://www.veralyco.com
Skulls: Wanderlust Skulls // https://www.facebook.com/wanderlustskulls
Furniture: https://www.aktmade.com
Bride: Victoria  
Bride: Shelby
Horses Provided by: Sara Shier Photography// https://www.sarashierphotography.com