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If you're planning a wedding, have you thought about the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley? That may seem like a strange question if you're a Valley resident. But even locals will enjoy this website and the luxury of having wedding information at their fingertips. Whether it's a large celebration, or just an intimate gathering for close friends and family, the Santa Ynez Valley has everything you need.

Located only a few hours away from Los Angeles, this charming "Story-Book Land" offers you a widespread selection of local companies ready to serve you. Our goal is to connect you with the local businesses that are essential to making your dream day special.

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Valley Photographer

Marcia Mauskopf, CPP is a storyteller with a gift for making images that convey the feelings and emotions that are such an important part of the wedding celebration. As a full-time professional, she understands that each couple is uniquely different and takes the time needed to create images as individual as your family. She offers personal consultation to create portraits that reflect your tastes. Marcia's images are enjoyed all over the world, shared by families of the couples she has photographed.

Marcia is a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Certified Photographer. Certification is your assurance of quality. All PPA Certified Photographers must pass rigorous examination of their technical skills, artistry and business ethics. Moreover, they must participate in the continuing education program of the Professional Photographers of America and periodically submit their work for critical evaluation to maintain their certification. Through her commitment to the art of photography, Marcia continually upgrades her skills by regular study with the top professionals in the photographic industry. Marcia was recently honored by Professional Photographers of California with the Photographic Business and Arts degree, an award given to those who complete 300 hours of academic study in the Photographic field.

Marcia has won awards for her photography at local, regional and national levels. Her images have been selected for exhibition in California, Oregon, and Nevada as well as international exhibition.

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Access: Santa Ynez Valley is easily reached via Highway 101, exiting at the Solvang/Buellton and going east on Highway 246; or from Santa Barbara via Highway 154, providing a scenic mountain route.

Transportation: The two major airports that serve the Santa Ynez Valley are the Santa Barbara Airport, 25 miles south and the Santa Maria Airport, 35 miles north. Private aircraft can fly into the nearby Santa Ynez Airport. A daily north/south bus service arrives in Buellton. The Santa Ynez Valley Transit has a daily schedule throughout the valley and can be called for a specific pickup time. AMTRAK trains are made available with bus service to Santa Barbara.

Climate: Noted world-wide for its beautiful weather the sun shines approximately 340 days a year. Annual rainfall is usually 12 inches. The average temperature ranges from 76°F to 54°F.

Restaurants -- Food lovers love the Santa Ynez Valley. They adore the pastries, cookies and breads prepared in our Danish community of Solvang. But visitors can also choose from a wide variety of restaurants preparing traditional American and ethnic cuisine.

Wineries -- Santa Ynez Valley produces some of the finest premium wines in the world. From modest beginnings less than three decades ago, the Santa Barbara County wine industry is now comprised of 9,500 acres of vineyards and 34 wineries. The Santa Ynez Valley is home to 23 of these wineries. The region is known especially for its outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but also produces fine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and many other varietals.

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