Blast’s own Hollis Guerra, a passionately dedicated PR Director, began a new adventure on July 20, 2013 as she married the love of her life (of 10+ years), Matthew Bateson. Friends and family from all corners of the world came to beautiful Santa Barbara to celebrate their union. Italy, Spain, Ireland, England and America merged on the dance floor under hundreds of twinkly lights to revel in an atmosphere of boundless energy and love created by Hollis and Matt.
Their wedding took place at the visually stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse, though nothing was more stunning than the bride in her romantic Vera Wang gown, led down the aisle by her father, Tiz.
The merriment continued at Café Zaytoon, a local favorite for Lebanese inspired dishes. Fire pits burned in the middle of the tables while Malbec and Chardonnay flowed, contributing to the romantic and passionate vibe the couple was aiming for. A round of hilarious and heartfelt toasts led to cake cutting and “The Best is yet to Come” as a first dance for Hollis and Matt.
The wedding day was perfectly summed up by this quote read by Hollis’ close friend during the ceremony:
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be”
― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald
You can read more about Hollis’ wedding and other adventures on her blog
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