Inside Weddings - - Weddings - July 16, 2016 Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia | Pho­tographed by Chris­tine Bent­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy

July 16, 2016 Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia Pho­tographed by Chris­tine Bent­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy


Fate has a funny way of show­ing us our des­tiny. Through­out our lives, we deem many mo­ments of serendip­ity as “signs,” point­ing us on some pre­de­ter­mined jour­ney – a phe­nom­e­non that played a large role in the love story of Pey­ton Gre­gory and Bobby Redondo. Though shar­ing many mu­tual friends in high school, their paths never crossed. The two then at­tended the same univer­sity in Cal­i­for­nia. “I was com­plet­ing a nurs­ing de­gree and I was buried knee-deep in care plans and clin­i­cals,” Pey­ton re­marks. “I had no so­cial life, nor did I ever re­al­ize in the four years I was there that Bobby was also at­tend­ing Cal State San Bernardino and was on cam­pus reg­u­larly.” Bobby, how­ever, re­mem­bers their col­le­giate in­ter­ac­tions a lit­tle dif­fer­ently. “I saw her in the hall­ways, but she never said ‘hi,’” he laughs. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, the pair con­nected at a few ran­dom events over the next few years: in­clud­ing a wed­ding, wherein Pey­ton caught Bobby star­ing at her sev­eral times. It wasn’t un­til a chance meet­ing at a bar two years later that he fi­nally plucked up the courage to ask for her num­ber.



Team Hair & Makeup

Bri­dal Gown

Ines Di Santo

Bri­dal Sa­lon

The White Dress

Brides­maid Gowns

Am­sale; Jenny Yoo; Monique Lhuil­lier Cake

Lelé Pâtis­serie


Kin­dred Cal­lig­ra­phy


Los Agaves


Lux Events and De­sign En­ter­tain­ment

Spags Mu­sic

Flo­ral De­sign

Par­adise Florist and Event Co. For­mal­wear

Friar Tux Shop; Ted Baker Hon­ey­moon

Hard Rock Ho­tel Ibiza W Barcelona

The Westin Palace Madrid In­vi­ta­tions

Smit­ten on Pa­per


Ines Di Santo; Leta De­sign Stu­dio for Etsy; Nord­strom

Si­gal Di­a­monds

Light­ing De­sign

Town & Coun­try Event Rentals Linens

La Tavola Fine Linen


Chris­tine Bent­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy Reg­istries



Elan Event Rentals

Town & Coun­try Event Rentals Trans­porta­tion

Jump On The School Bus


Ran­cho Dos Pueb­los


Per­ry­field Films

The cou­ple’s ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship blos­somed, and in the early months of 2014, they learned they were ex­pect­ing a baby. The ex­cited daddy-to-be knew he wanted to marry his girl­friend and de­cided to pop the ques­tion on the day their child was born. At the end of Septem­ber, Pey­ton went into la­bor and was ad­mit­ted into the hos­pi­tal. In se­cret, Bobby pulled a nurse aside and let her in on his pro­posal plan: some­thing she passed on to ev­ery other nurse upon shift changes. On the first of Oc­to­ber, “when Canon ar­rived, he was per­fect – healthy and strong,” notes Pey­ton. Af­ter the nurses had checked Canon over, they handed the in­fant to Bobby, who gave him back to his mother. “I had a one­sie made with ‘Will you marry my daddy?’ em­broi­dered on it and had the nurses put it on our son,” says Bobby. “She didn’t no­tice it at first; we had to give her a lit­tle hint.” Ac­cord­ing to Pey­ton, “It was so emo­tional and to­tally un­ex­pected. I said ‘YES!’”

Once the fam­ily had spent some time set­tling into their new life, the ex­cited duo be­gan to plan the de­tails of their big day. Im­me­di­ately, they had a clear vi­sion of the over­ar­ch­ing as­pects they re­quired. “We pretty much knew what we wanted,” Pey­ton states. One of those spec­i­fi­ca­tions per­tained to the lo­ca­tion of their venue, as they were look­ing for an out­door space with a spec­tac­u­lar view of the ocean. Once they could check that off their list, they be­gan the hunt for the per­fect ven­dors. “Be­ing a fire­man and hav­ing a lot of co­work­ers com­ing, I wanted to have good food and all the bev­er­ages the guests could drink,” Bobby di­vulges. “We ul­ti­mately wanted every­one to have a good time.”

On a warm and sunny July day in Santa Bar­bara, Pey­ton and Bobby joined friends and fam­ily at their open-air cer­e­mony site over­look­ing the Pa­cific Ocean. The area was be­decked with wooden chairs fac­ing a grand wrought-iron arch cov­ered in a va­ri­ety of light-hued roses and ver­dure, which were also show­cased along the petal-strewn aisle. “My fa­vorite mo­ment was watch­ing my wife walk to­ward me down the aisle in her beau­ti­ful wed­ding dress,” the groom muses. “The sun was shin­ing down on her and there was a nice, cool ocean breeze. It was per­fect.” The bride stunned in a sim­ple sheath gown while also sport­ing a strik­ing neck­lace that coiled around her neck and spilled over with gems in both the front and back. “We were mar­ried by a very close and long­time friend of Bobby’s, which meant a lot to us,” re­veals Pey­ton. “We not only wanted to ac­knowl­edge that this was the be­gin­ning of a new mar­riage, but the be­gin­ning of a new fam­ily.”

Fol­low­ing the vow ex­change and a sea­side cock­tail hour, the new­ly­weds led at­ten­dees slightly fur­ther in­land to the re­cep­tion site, which had been com­pletely re­pur­posed for their nup­tials. “I loved the idea that we could start from scratch,” notes the bride. “Though the venue in­cluded an old barn, hay bales and cow­boy boots were never in my col­lec­tion of ideas. I wanted to keep it as clean, sleek, el­e­gant, and rus­tic as pos­si­ble – with a lit­tle bit of a Span­ish flair.” Ta­bles were long and most were topped with del­i­cate white linens with in­tri­cate pat­terns, as well as a soft blush ta­ble run­ner un­der­neath var­i­ous adorn­ments, in­clud­ing flo­ral cen­ter­pieces of dif­fer­ing heights, rus­tic lanterns hous­ing can­dles, and smaller vo­tives. Each ar­range­ment in­cluded an ar­ray of co­ral and blush blooms in wrought-iron ves­sels. Place set­tings show­cased gilt-rimmed gob­lets and table­ware, and each also dis­played a wed­ding fa­vor – a small bot­tle of te­quila. Wooden rafters sus­pended long chan­de­liers, both pas­toral and so­phis­ti­cated in de­sign, fea­tur­ing twist­ing vines and green­ery above each light­ing fix­ture.

“I wanted to keep it as clean, sleek, el­e­gant, and rus­tic as pos­si­ble – with a lit­tle bit of a Span­ish flair.”

“Bobby and I in­cor­po­rated Span­ish and Mex­i­can tra­di­tions into our wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion,” Pey­ton re­marks. “Din­ner in­cluded a taco bar with corn and flour tor­tillas, fresh hal­ibut and shrimp en­chi­ladas with creamy chipo­tle sauce, and slow-cooked pork chili verde, all served with Mex­i­can rice and pinto beans. We also had a four-tier semi-naked cake, which in­cluded a Mex­i­can vanilla layer.” Of course, the cul­tural in­flu­ences didn’t stop at the de­li­cious cui­sine. “The en­ter­tain­ment for our wed­ding was ab­so­lutely amaz­ing,” Bobby tells of their elec­tric vi­o­lin­ist and DJ. “They played ev­ery­thing we asked for: mostly the pop­u­lar songs, but also some Cumbia mu­sic for my fam­ily that loves to dance. I had to teach Pey­ton how to salsa!” When con­jur­ing up her fa­vorite mem­ory, the bride had to men­tion their first dance, which in­cluded their young son.

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