An Alfresco, Summer Wedding at Arnoldi's Cafe in Santa Barbara, California
Sarah Savino (27 and a social worker) met now-husband, Joshua Robert (32 and a surgical technician) in the most unlikely of places: Craigslist. “He posted an ad titled ‘Cookie Cutters Need Not Apply’ and I was hooked," Sarah laughs. "He was so funny, witty and charming!” When it came time to say “I do,” the California-based couple looked to the coastal city of Santa Barbara to house their vintage-meets-bohemian nuptials. Vows took place at the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, where Sarah and Joshua sealed the deal in the venue’s sunken gardens surrounded by family, friends and a towering pair of palm trees. “Joshua proposed to me there, and my girlfriends and I have always ventured to Santa Barbara for my birthday,” Sarah explains of the sentimental space. Postceremony, partygoers retreated to Arnoldi’s Cafe, where the reception was dotted with locally sourced succulents and a sweet yellow and gray details. “With its market lights, outdoor space, bocce court and amazing food, there was no better place than Arnoldi’s for our reception,” Sarah says. “It was the perfect location to honor my Italian heritage while bringing both of our families together."