Love Finds a Way in Santa Barbara

Love Finds a Way 

By Terry Ortega, Maggie Yates, Shannon Brooks, & DJ Darla Bea | February 17, 2022

Credit: James & Jess

Look at you, love, finding a way in these new times and stronger than ever … aren’t you the sly fox? Nothing can stop amor, not even a pandemic. Couples don’t even know what hit them; they’re hanging out, having fun, when all of a sudden — kapow! First comes love, and then comes the planning to create a big day that is as unique as they are. That’s where our annual Wedding Resource Guide comes in.

Besides our list of vendors, venues, services, and more, Shannon Brooks introduces you to four accomplished S.B. photographers and shares their insights and advice for engaged couples. She also offers you a list of dreamy spots to spend your wedding night or start your honeymoon. Maggie Yates gives you 2022 trends to consider, such as eco-conscious events, the Bridgerton influence, and safety guidelines. And DJ Darla Bea explains how a meaningful soundtrack for the day can bring together different generations and cultures as well as the importance and role of the last dance.

Let the 2022 Wedding Resource guide give you the tools to start planning and ideas to consider in creating an extraordinary wedding. Congratulations! 

2022 Santa Barbara Wedding Resource Guide

Photography, Caterer, Venue, and More Listings

By Terry Ortega

Credit: Veils and Tails Photography

The ‘Bridgerton’ Influence, Sustainable Ideas, Streamlined Safety Guidelines, and More

By Maggie Yates

Credit: Veils and Tails Photography

Through the Lens of a Wedding Photographer

Beyond the Technical Talent of Taking Pictures, These Santa Barbara Shutterbugs Do Much More

By Shannon Brooks

Credit: David Mendoza |||

The Soundtrack of Love and Last Dances

Santa Barbara’s DJ Darla Bea Explains the Importance of the Wedding Soundtrack and the Last Dance

By DJ Darla Bea

Credit: Linda Blue Photography

Santa Barbara’s Sweet Suites for Newlyweds

Seven Dreamy Spots to Spend Your Wedding Night or Start Your Honeymoon

By Shannon Brooks

Credit: Courtesy

Look for information on how to be listed in next year’s guide in our paper and online in early January 2023. Listings are user submitted and do not automatically roll over from the previous year without verification. 


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