The Journal

Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort wedding

As seen on Martha Stewart Weddings

Justin and Jason first met on Coffee Meets Bagel in 2016; they messaged almost daily for three months while Justin studied for the bar exam. When they finally went on their first date, they had an instant spark and spoke for hours. J+J now make it a point to go back to the same restaurant in Koreatown in Los Angeles once a year on the anniversary of their first date!

They picked the Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for its ceremony courtyard and their guests’ ability to enjoy both mountain and ocean views from cocktail hour. Since most of their friends and family had to travel, Jason and Justin wanted to make sure their wedding could double as a vacation for their loved ones.

One of Jason’s favorite memories from the day? “My parents called Justin ‘son’ for the very first time during the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. This was a huge gesture and very emotional for me.”

Planning + design: Nina Moore
Floral design: Anna Le Pley Taylor
Videography: Emma Lynn Cinema
Officiant: Kelsey Patel
Music + MC: Vanity Fair
Ceremony music: Chris Fossek
Paper goods: Prim + Pixie
Rentals: Theoni Collection + The Ark
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Menswear: Indochino
Cake: Lele Patisserie