June 7, 2019

Martin + Bianka | married

Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer - Marianne Lucas

Happy Friday!

I always adore photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Martin & Bianka’s wedding at Koetsier Ranch either!

Bianka and Martin’s wedding at Koetsier Ranch was so perfect. Martin got ready at his parents home in Delano. His family is so sweet and kind towards everyone, and they were very hospitable with us. His mom looked so cute, and his dad was as proud as a father can be. We also got to meet Martin’s twin sister and his friend that came all the way from Argentina. Martin’s sister is a breath of fresh air and seemed so excited. Their relationship is sweet and very close-knit. Martin was so nervous, but he was looking sharp. He wore a blue suit with a burgundy tie, gold tie clip, white dress shirt, and brown shoes. He was anxious to see his bride to be. After we were done with his prep we headed over to Koetsier Ranch where Bianca was getting ready.

The day was perfect for an outdoor ceremony. When we arrived, all the finishing touches were getting finalized. Bianka was also nervous and excited to see her groom to be. She was almost done with makeup, and she looked flawless. Her gown was gorgeous; it was long and elegant. It had the cutest sleeves. Her bridesmaids showed up soon after, and we captured some fantastic photographs in their matching robes. After Bianka was finished getting ready, we headed to first look location. Martin was overwhelmed with emotions when he laid eyes on his bride. It was precious to see their reactions.

The ceremony was beautiful as the weather stayed cool with a slight breeze. Martin & Bianka made a cross together to signify their unity, and they exchanged vows. The reception was set up very pretty with white and red roses with a pop of dusty blue accents. Everything looked amazing. After grand entrance and a blessing for the food, then came the heartfelt toasts. His sister shared some beautiful stories.

After speeches came the cake cutting then they both danced with their parents and then they shared their first dance as husband and wife. It was so romantic. They had a live band and a DJ that keep the party moving. In the end, they brought out light swords, and everyone was dancing in a Congo line swinging their lights. You could tell they were really loving every minute of their special day surrounded by family and friends who loved them.

As for me, one of my personal favorite moments of the wedding was even though Bianka & Martin shared a first look they wanted to save something special for after the ceremony. So during their pre-ceremony portraits, they did not kiss. We saved those photos for after they were married. I thought this was super unique and cute.

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Rios for choosing our team to document your ceremony. We loved every part. Everything went just as planned and we’re glad we got to experience it. Great job!!!!

Okay, enough talk. Check out this gorgeous couple!

Their Wedding at Koetsier Ranch

Highlight trailer

Wedding portraits

Dream Team


Venue: Koetsier Ranch in Visalia, Ca

Photo & Cinema: Marianne Lucas Photography & Cinematography

Caterer: Koetsier Ranch

Makeup Artist: Christina Zepeda

Cake: Refugio Soto

DJ: @DJ_jakeyjake

Banda: Grupo Abiego

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