The Journal

Hilton Santa Barbara Resort wedding

As seen on Martha Stewart Weddings

Justin and Jason matched on Coffee Meets Bagel in 2016 (and had a coffee + bagel station at their wedding as a nod, so fun!); 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 Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara for its ceremony courtyard, and they loved that their guests could enjoy both mountain and ocean views. Since most of their guests had to travel, Jason and Justin wanted to make sure their wedding could double as a vacation for their family and friends.

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.”

Without further ado, some of our favorite photos from their wedding, also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings today!

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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

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