Local Wedding: Hines – Santa Barbara

Ainsley Allen Hines met Justin Alexandre Davies Santa Barbara at the inaugural performance of mutual friends playing in a San Francisco band. Ainsley’s friends from work and Justin’s former business partner were having their first musical gig, and Ainsley and Justin were there to support them. While waiting for friends after the show, they struck up a conversation and quickly became interested in each other. Justin said he’d get in touch online. But Ainsley, being absolutely un-techy, accidently hid herself on Facebook and miss-replied to Justin’s emails asking her out on a date. It took Ainsley about a week to actually get a reply to Justin, but it was well worth the wait! The next day, the two went on a date to a wine bar in San Francisco and followed up with a dinner.

Last fall, Ainsley and Justin took a weekend trip up the Northern California Coast to Mendocino – a coastal town with nearby trails and rivers. On one of the hikes onto high bluffs over the Pacific, Justin got down on one knee and proposed. The two spent the rest of the weekend hiking, canoeing and enjoying Mendocino.

After their wedding in New Orleans, the two spent a week on Hawaii’s Big Island then returned home to the Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. Ainsley works in strategy at Gap while Justin runs his own technology company, FathomDB, which focuses in building next-generation databases for the cloud.

Bride: Ainsley Allen Hines
Groom: Justin Alexandre Davies Santa Barbara
Bride’s Parents: Dr. Chesley Hines Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Phyllis Milner Hines
Groom’s Parents: Mr. Anthony Alexander Santa Barbara and Mrs. Barbara Davies Santa Barbara
Date of Wedding: June 8, 2013
Ceremony Location: St. Charles Presbyterian Church
Reception Location: New Orleans Country Club
Coordinator: Claudia Kelleher
Celebrant: Don Frampton
Ceremony Music: Deacon John & the Ivories
Wedding Gown: Monique Lhullier
Maids of Honor: Hannah Ivy Blumenthal and Courtney Ilgenfritz Beyer
Bridesmaids: Jean Stewart Carey, Eliza Phelps Brooks, Molly Alexander Smith, Anne Thomas Smith, Jennifer Lauren Maurer, Annaleigh Zara Cox, Stephanie Nicole Scott and Anne Worley Moelter
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew
Readers: Jennifer Hamilton Boler, Rebecca Brodnan Smith and Mary Ellen Kelly Shrock
Groom’s Attire: Tails
Best Man: Patrick Regan Buckley
Groomsmen: Eustace Santa Barbara, Chesley Hines III, Thomas Jonathan Patrick Drummond, Alexander George Polvi, William David Ballard, Matthew Brett Robinson, Angel Jiménez de Luis, Amir Nathoo and Greg David Unwin
Ushers: Taylor Hardage Smith and Stephen Milner Smith
Groomsmen’s and Ushers’ Attire: Tails
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Wedding Cake: Flour Power
Groom’s Cake: Flour Power
Photographer: Carroll Grevemberg of Grevy Photography
Hair: Charlotte Williamson
Music: Deacon John


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