When the world is dark and it feels like the weight of it is crushing, I tend to easily fall into a helpless paralysis. But I always find strength and hope in the people that invite me into their communities to witness them commit to a life together. These are two such people and then some—Erin and Mike are like the ultimate in believing anything is possible with their unrelenting spirit of adventure, powerful support of others, endless creative inspiration, and soulful belief in making the world awesome.
They’ve been together for 11 years, through thick and thin and so much life. They’re wacky and fantastic and fun and so loving. They make me believe. In goodness, love, possibility, and hope. I get to witness the strange and wonderful support and connections that happen between couples, their families, and their communities at every wedding, but intimate small events like this allow me to take a little extra time to engage in and feel extra-inspired by those connections. To witness the impact their community has had on making them who they are, and the impact they’ve clearly had on their loving community. Human connection is the most beautiful thing, and it’s thanks to incredible humans like these that I remain a believer, even when the world makes it hard. So please, think today about strengthening your connections with all the people that matter to you, at every opportunity. Share that spark of yours, and set this dark world alight with love. These two are off to the best start. <3
TALENT ROLL CALL
Photography: Let’s Frolic Together / Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Milo / Ceremony Location: Santa Barbara County Courthouse / Venue & Catering: Wine Cask / Event Design: The Bride / Florals: Twisted Twig Fine Florals / Beauty: Brianna Stewart / Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Shoes: Imagine by Vince Camuto / Veil: Jules Veils