Amanda & Scott’s Santa Cruz Wedding

I was so honored to be asked to photograph and film Amanda and Scott’s Santa Cruz wedding in the redwoods. My husband and trusty sidekick filmmaker had known these two through the cycling industry and we would see them around town when we were still living in Santa Cruz. They asked me to photograph their engagement photos and wedding and then made a last minute decision to add on video for their wedding. I just love being able to offer all of that to my clients! Photography is my background and passion but there is something so thrilling to me in seeing the wedding day in action. Video shows a different kind of emotion and movement and being able to hear those special words said on that day makes video so special.

Scott and Amanda met through the cycling industry and bikes are a huge part of their lives. They even race on a tandem bike together. Their wedding day was a sunny and warm November day. They created a secret ceremony location in the redwoods amongst some of their favorite mountain bike trails. Guests were shuttled on a yellow school bus from the Hay Barn on the UCSC campus to their ceremony location where they had a short walk through the redwoods. After their beautiful and emotional ceremony Scott and Amanda rode their tandem bike in their wedding attire back to their reception at the Hay Barn. The barn was decorated beautifully with lots of DIY bike details and amazing florals. They danced the night away to live music from the Lucky Devils Band and completed their night with a send off on their bike. Check out all the vendors involved in their day at the bottom of my post.

Santa Cruz Wedding

Bride and Groom on tandem bikeCustom wedding dress by Meg Ryan DesignBrides wedding shoesWedding rings and bands on flowers

Wedding invitation and flowersWedding flowers by Little Shop of Horticulture

Rock Lobster tandem bike

Bride getting hair done

Bride getting makeup doneBride getting makeup done by Brittany Cavaletto Makeup

Bridesmaid zipping up brides dress by Meg Ryan DesignsGroom getting ready for weddingGroom getting ready for weddingGroom writing vows before wedding

wedding ceremony in the redwoodsSanta Cruz wedding in the redwoodspoem reading during wedding ceremony

Santa Cruz wedding photographerBride and groom riding tandem bikeSanta Cruz wedding videoUCSC Cowell Hay Barn weddingWedding at UCSC hay barnReception details at Hay Barn wedding

Dinner reception at the UCSC hay barn

The Buttery wedding cake


Photography & Video- Julianne Brasher Photography

Wedding Planner-Weddings by Aimee

Reception Venue- UCSC Cowell Hay Barn

Dress- Meg Ryan Design

Jewelry-Rhys May Jewelry

Hair & Makeup- Brittany Cavaletto Makeup

Florist- A little Shop of Horticulture

Catering- Five Star Catering

Cake- The Buttery

Band-Lucky Devils Band

Ceremony Musician- Ron Work

Rentals- Alexis Party Rentals

Stuart Rentals

Viewpoint Events

Lighting and Stage- Legend Theatrical

Beer Bar- Karlas’s Kreations

Photobooth- Rebel Photobooth


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