An Elegant, West Coast Wedding at a Private Residence in Montecito, California

Bradley Schnedl (27 and a physician) and Michael Kane (28 and a director of marketing) headed north from Los Angeles to Michael's family home along the beach in Montecito, California, for their wedding. "We love that we have such a pesonal connection to the location," Brad says, noting the couple's numerous weekend getaways to the central coast. Inviting friends and family members from around the world, the grooms hosted a glamorous backyard affair filled with olive trees and succulents, California-inspired bites, a welcome gifting lounge and plenty of Fleetwood Mac tunes. "For the majority of our guests, our wedding was the first same-sex marriage celebration they attended," Brad says. "We enjoyed the opportunity and freedom to create new traditions." —Stephanie Cain