Month of planning by Engaged to be wed
LOCATION: Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara
PHOTOGRAPHY: byCherry photography
FLOWERS: ella & louie
CAKE: your cake baker, inc. 
DJ: music by bonnie

Makeup: Lunabella 
​hair: sean burke

Published: The KNot

laura & james

Meet Laura, she’s from Houston. Meet James, he’s from Houston too. While Texas is awesome, their love story started on the West Coast on the sunny campus of Pepperdine. It took both of them moving to California and going to Law School for them to meet, fall in love and then get hitched. 

" Although I did some of the initial planning including venue choice and some of the vendors, it became clear to me that having an event coordinator would probably be wise.  After interviewing several and reading all sorts of reviews, I enlisted Melissa Younce.  For the next six months,  Melissa provided me with expert and professional guidance but of equal importance, she was warm, caring and responsive to every question we had and went out of her way to provide assistance to the bride, groom, and  mother of the groom.  As the day got closer, she would just check in to see “how I was doing”.  And the day of the wedding was seamless, fabulous and care free to me due to Melissa.  She truly is fabulous as a person and as an event planner and I am so very happy that she was part of our wedding. "

Linda Chandler (mother of the bride) (Bacara Resort and Spa)