Alyssa and Austin’s Gainey Vineyards wedding took place among the rolling hills of Santa Ynez. I had never been to the Santa Barbara area before traveling north for their wedding and I was utterly in love with the expansive landscapes filled with untouched pastures, lush vineyards, and gorgeous mountains. Shooting this wedding was such a treat for my creative soul and I’m thrilled to share some of my favorites here on my blog. Rolling hills of Santa Ynez, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Getting Ready

Alyssa got ready at the chic Landsby hotel, whose suite was to die for. Gorgeous light, clean walls, and the prettiest modern furniture made for the perfect bridal room. And who wouldn’t love the beautiful details and stunning ladies who filled the space!?
White sleeveless illusion neckline textured gown, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

White and green invitation suite from Minted with gold foil, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White and green invitation suite from Minted with gold foil, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Grey velvet oval ring box with cushion cut diamond, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Blue his and hers vow books, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Grey velvet oval ring box with cushion cut diamond, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride getting ready at the Landsby Hotel, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride with bridesmaids in robes at the Landsby Hotel, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride with bridesmaids in robes at the Landsby Hotel, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride getting ready at the Landsby Hotel, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride getting ready with shoes at the Landsby Hotel, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Austin and his groomsmen got ready in a home nearby before the first look, which might be one of my favorite parts of the day. White ranunculus boutonnieres with greenery, Gainey Vineyards Wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in navy suit reading card from his bride, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in navy suit getting ready, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

First Look + Portraits

After traveling to Gainey Vineyards, I set Austin up under the tree that would later serve as their ceremony backdrop. Alyssa smiled the whole walk to Austin, who was in complete awe of Alyssa’s gown and beauty when he turned around. Moments like these are so real and so beautiful that I feel most thankful for my job to witness such inspiring emotions on the wedding day.

Groom in navy suit for first look with his bride, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in navy suit for first look with his bride, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in navy suit for first look with his bride, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom in navy suit for first look with his bride, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal portrait with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal portrait with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom in navy suit with grey tie, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Austin and Alyssa had a small bridal party full of friends and family, including my lovely florist friend Taya of Compass Floral who took the day off from flowers to be Alyssa’s bridesmaid. Neutral bridesmaids gowns with just a bit of a pastel undertone have been a huge love of mine lately. They’re so elegant!
Bride and groom with groomsmen in navy suits for Gainey Vineyards wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in grey lavender gowns with bride portrait with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in grey lavender gowns with bride portrait with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in grey lavender gowns with bride portrait with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridesmaids in grey lavender gowns with bride portrait, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Gainey Vineyards Wedding Ceremony

Under a large tree, Austin and Alyssa said their vows and had their first kiss as a married couple. The light streaming through the trees combined with the surrounding greenery made the space feel so intimate and private from the rest of the world. This truly was a stunning ceremony in which every guest was completely present in the moment (thanks in part to Alyssa’s instruction that the ceremony be unplugged – the best decision ever!).

Wedding welcome sign with white calligraphy on wood captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony on lawn with large tree and arrangements on barrels with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony on lawn with large tree and arrangements on barrels with white and green bouquet with trailing ribbons captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Gainey Vineyards wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Gainey Vineyards wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Gainey Vineyards wedding ceremony under the tree, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGainey Vineyards wedding ceremony under the tree, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait after Gainey Vineyards wedding ceremony under the tree, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Gainey Vineyards Wedding Reception

The reception featured textured white linens with grey napkins and a sprig of rosemary surrounding lush centerpieces full of neutral flowers. Gold and brass votives combined with gold flatware lent a pop of metallic to the tables. These details were perfectly classic with a hint of modern, timeless, and sophisticated yet relaxed – a wonderful look for a vineyard wedding in Santa Ynez.

Wedding escort seating chart with white calligraphy on grey square paper on metallic stand with white and green flowers, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Santa Ynez Gainey Vineyards wedding reception with white linen grey napkins gold votives and white and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Santa Ynez Gainey Vineyards wedding reception with white linen grey napkins gold votives and white and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographySanta Ynez Gainey Vineyards wedding reception with white linen grey napkins gold votives and white and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographySanta Ynez Gainey Vineyards wedding reception with white linen grey napkins gold votives and white and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance at Gainey Vineyards, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance at Gainey Vineyards, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance at Gainey Vineyards, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Austin and Alyssa, thank you for having me all the way up in Santa Ynez to photograph your wedding. I love how much you two value photography and how seriously you took my tips and advice (you rock!). You’ve both been such amazing clients and I am so happy for you two to start your journey in marriage. Congratulations!
Bride and groom portrait around vineyard vines, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait around vineyard vines, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyLandscape of Gainey Vineyards with mountains and vines for wedding venue, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait around vineyard vines, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait captured on medium format film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWide landscape shot of Bride and groom portrait around vineyard vines, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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