April 3, 2019

Matt + Megan | Married

Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer - Marianne Lucas

March 30th, 2019

When Megan first winked at Matt on Match.com, she had no idea that a beautiful adventure that was about to begin.

After Megan’s mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she quit her job in SLO and moved home. Megan decided to open a Match.com account for fun. Megan and her mom would browse the profile and giggle at all the silly stuff men said. Megan’s mom was the one who told her to wink at Matt. As Megan would say, the rest was history.

Megan & Matt first met at Starbucks; she said he was incredibly handsome. She couldn’t wait to learn more about him. Matt proposed in Lake Tahoe with all their family around. He secretly flew his parents in from Iowa and made sure her dad was there when he popped the question. Matt knew how important family is to Megan, so he was sure to make sure their family was there when Matt asked Megan to be his wife. So, on a radiant spring day, their family and friends gathered to celebrate the moment they finally said, “I do” at their wedding at the Automobile Driving Museum.

The morning was all celebration and laughter. Decked out in long floral robes, the bride and her bridesmaids started off the day with mimosas & great music. Megan had a piece of her mother’s wedding dress sewn into her dress; it was such a perfect detail to include her mother on her special day. Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen cracked up as Matt finished up getting dressed. When the last boutonnière was pinned, and the last curl was hair-sprayed, the time had arrived to head to their first look location. Megan, in her sophisticated gown and heart-stopping tulle dress and lace veil, absolutely glowed.

Under the expert guidance of the wedding coordinator, Dominique Strand who is a close friend to Megan and, the talented vendors painted an elegant scene. The romance of the floral arrangements by Casey Schwartz with Flower Duet had beautiful modern elements, like the floral wedding cake, ornamented with delicate, real flowers, crafted by Cherie Maxwell. The tablescape, overflowing with blooms, was decorated in blush flowers and handmade arrangements designed by Megan and her bridesmaids. Even the custom made pizza’s and pasta by Red Oven Mobile Pizza followed the thread of vintage elegance painted in the colors of the cars in the venue around us.

Surrounded by twinkle lights and with the romantic scent of roses wafting through the room, the festivities carried on well into the night. The toasts from the father of the bride and the groom’s twin brother were heartfelt and full of laughter. The celebration was added on top of celebration when, after the bride and groom’s first dance, they invited all the married couples out to the floor for a special dance of their own. Megan’s aunt, who had won the longest married couple, swayed in the arms of her husband. After an enormous group hug, the bride and groom turned the party up to 11 by hitting the dance floor with some impressive dance moves.

As the party came to a close, the crowd cheered and the bride and her groom sprinted into the night through a tunnel of glittering sparklers. Surrounded by friends and family, their life together as husband and wife began. I am so thrilled I was able to document Matt and Megan’s big day, and I can’t wait to see where life takes them! Check out some of the photos from their breathtaking wedding at the Automobile Driving Museum and let me know which ones you love best in the comments!


Venue- Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, Ca

Wedding Coordinator- Dominique Strand

Photography- Marianne Lucas Photography & Cinematography

Cinematography- Patrick Ang Photography

Makeup Artist- Jordan Marion

Hair Stylist- Courtney Kitchens

Florist- Flower Duet

Caterer- Red Oven Mobile Pizza

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