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Persian-American Wedding



For Michelle and Kassra, choosing the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort as their wedding venue was a no-brainer. Located at 633 E Cabrillo Blvd in Santa Barbara, the Hilton Beachfront Resort is a gorgeous space for any wedding.

After living in multiple cities across the country while each was in medical school, the couple recently settled in Santa Barbara. Hosting all their guests in their new home just felt right. The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort was the perfect locale for their wedding.

The couple brought in personal touches that showcased their fun personalities and Kassra's Persian heritage throughout the event. Their ceremony followed Persian traditions with modern design elements. Michelle's favorite was being blessed by all the married women with sugar to sweeten their life together. It's an interactive and amazing tradition, including the couple feeding one another honey.

"We wanted to create a beautiful, elegant, Persian party where people feel comfortable, welcome, well-fed, slightly inebriated and dance!"

Scroll to see photos from this stunning wedding with an epic dance party at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort!

Michelle & Kassra


Hilton Santa Barbara Resort

Planning - Events by M and M
Florals - Honey and Poppies
Michelle's Gowns - Enzoani
Michelle's Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Kassra's Suit - Ted Baker
Hair/Makeup - Luna Bella
Band - InJoy Productions
Groom's Cake - Sugar Lab
Videography - Yours Truly Media

"I haven't even seen the photos yet, but I just want to share how much your kindness, positivity, professionalism, talent, aura, energy and light made our day so special. I would have lost my mind without you and your magical presence."

All About Weddings at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

A one-of-a-kind wedding venue

As a wedding photographer, we have years of experience shooting various locations and venues across the country (literally – we’ve photographed over 300 weddings!). When navigating the wedding planning process, it can be so difficult to figure out venues, vendors, logistics, and budgets. That being said, we thought it would be helpful to give some information based on our experience photographing weddings at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. See all the details below!

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is located just a stone's throw from the ocean on E Cabrillo Blvd. Their stunning location on the California Coast has everything you could want for a beach wedding without worrying about the sand. All of the spaces have recently been renovated, including 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space. The resort's famous circular rotunda has sweeping ocean and mountain views which will wow your guests.

THE BEST THINGS ABOUT GETTING MARRIED AT hilton santa barbara beachfront resort

Besides the incredible space, the best things about the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort are the service and flexibility. Whether you’re in the ballroom or rotunda, the Hilton team will ensure every detail is accounted for. The team also has significant experience in multicultural weddings.

You can have up to 700 guests (yes, really!) in the Plaza del Sol rotunda for a seated ceremony and dinner. This open-air patio facing the Pacific Ocean is a rarity in California. You can say your vows as the sun goes down and dance all night under the stars! 

What’s also great about Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is that it is perfectly located. LAX and SBA airports are close by for international guests. Because the venue is a hotel, everyone can stay on site for easy access. The town of Santa Barbara is only minutes away, and the hotel concierge can arrange activities and events for your guests.

Photography Pricing for Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Weddings

how to find your dream wedding photographer

While the flowers may fade, the guests may go home, and your gown goes into the closet….your photos are the one thing from your wedding that holds its value. It’s not just about having someone with a professional camera to come and simply document your wedding. 

You don’t want to scroll back through your photos and think “Yup, that’s what the day looked like.” You want to hold your photos in your hands and say, “This is what the day felt like.”

Investing in a photographer that can truly capture the ambience and love in your day. From the in-between candid moments between you and your partner to the laughs of your college best friends during the cocktail hour, every moment matters. A photographer who can not only capture these memories but also make you feel at ease and comfortable is the best investment you can make.

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