click here to behold Sadie and Dana’s glory

From Sadie, the bride:

“Dana and I met in middle school and were friends from the moment we met. We passed notes in class, went on adventures together, and spent a lot of time making each other laugh with our slightly oddball senses of humor. When we were in high school and had both dated a few people, we finally figured out that we would always be kindred spirits and made it official. Our friends even dubbed us “Sadana,” a nickname that has withstood the last nine years. After all this time, Dana and I are still very best friends and spend much of our time doing the exact things that made us so close in middle school- laughing, having good conversations, and going on adventures together. We want to explore India after the wedding (Dana is half-Indian), and have hopes of living in Switzerland for a little while once Dana finishes grad school. Right now we spend our time in the cute town of Santa Barbara, where Dana is working on his PhD in English, and I run two etsy businesses, one specializing in custom illustrations, and the other, paper goods. We live in a charming (and tiny) home with one cat named Emma, and one house bunny named Minette (Mini, for short).”

“For our wedding location we chose Jalama Canon Ranch, which is about an hour north of Santa Barbara. Dana’s family started the tradition of camping at Jalama Beach when he was just a kid, and we’ve continued the tradition into our mid-twenties. The minute we saw the ranch, we knew it was exactly what we were dreaming of but didn’t know existed: a rustic location with a little bit of magic behind it, like the setting in a Stevie Nick’s song. (<- we’re both kind of obsessed with the Gold Dust Woman, so that was an obvious bonus.) Also, since the ranch allows you to rent it out for three days at a time, we figured we could make a huge weekend extravaganza out of it with our families, and spend the whole time camping, playing music, and roasting s’mores. Rather than just having a wedding day, we’ll be having a wedding weekend!”

If you’d like to vote for Sadie and Dana, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT!

178 Responses to “click here to behold Sadie and Dana’s glory”
  1. Sadie says:

    WOW thank you SO much!!! We are seriously psyched to be included in the top 3!!! HOORAY!!! πŸ˜€

  2. Michelle says:

    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! xoxo.

  3. Chelsea says:

    I love you guys!

  4. Nora says:

    Sadana get all of my votes!

  5. Martin says:

    I couldn’t be happier for a more supremely awesome couple. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Plyler says:

    congrats! win win win!

  7. Jennie Whitlock says:

    Hooray for SaDana!

  8. Kavitha says:

    So excited for you guys! Love you both πŸ™‚

  9. Bobbie says:

    I’m so happy for you both!!! Lots of love from Robbie and I!

  10. Alexa says:

    Amazing!!! Congratulations!! =)

  11. Stephanie says:


  12. Kimberly says:

    Congratulations to the two of you πŸ™‚ Love is special πŸ™‚

  13. Betsy Varellas says:

    Congratualtions a million times you two! Absolutely two peas in a pod – I am SO EXCITED for you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You deserve the wedding of your dreams & you will get it! xoxo Bets

  14. Tairay says:

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations you two! Please play Hanson at the ceremony and call me if you want cupcakes for the reception. Congrats Congrats Congrats!!

  15. Kirsten says:

    CONGRATS and here’s to the most gorgeous wedding photos for your bid day.

  16. Kimmie Heintz says:

    The wedding weekend sounds amazing!!! I love Jalama! Congrats & good luck!

  17. Alexis Tai says:

    That’s amazing! Congratulations, Sadie! I’m so happy for the life you have ahead of you. Such world travelers!

  18. GiGi says:

    Ahh I love Jalama, I didn’t know this place existed either! Sounds like a perfect place πŸ™‚

  19. Lisa Mayberry says:

    Good love story… They deserve a great wedding.

  20. Jeff says:

    Just perfect!

  21. amanda viitanen says:

    you guys are great together and totally deserve to win this!

  22. yumi says:


  23. Jessie says:

    Congrats! So exciting!

  24. Jill says:

    Wow you guys have really stood the test of time! Congrats:)

  25. Helen says:

    Congrats Sadie & Dana!

  26. Mollie says:

    Sadana, I’ve been waiting so long for this day to come!! While I personally celebrate your love everyday, I can’t wait to do it in a semi-formal setting. You both are so uplifting and light-hearted, people can’t help but smile when they are around you, myself included. I am honored to be counted as one of your many many friends. Congratulations!!! Let’s get drunk and dance around the fire.

  27. christina says:

    Good luck

  28. Alexis says:

    Voting for Sadie and dana

  29. Aileen R says:

    Good luck you two! And Sadie, thanks again for the wonderful portrait πŸ™‚

  30. katy says:

    Go Sadie and Dana !! It’s going to be beaaaauuuttiful!!

  31. meesh says:

    go team

  32. Sebastian Sovero says:

    Awesome! Looks way pretty! (And way cool it is close to surf!)

  33. Alicia Brizzi says:


    I’m not sure who you are, but somehow I received an email about your wedding website. I’m leaving a comment in hopes that you win free photography. Best of luck to you! I wish you and your future spouse a life-time of love, health, and happiness.

  34. Ashley says:

    You guys are so cute – this is awesome news! CONGRATS!

  35. Robyn says:

    I love that even strangers are voting as a testament to how great you guys and your story!!!! Yay! (surprised face πŸ˜‰ )

  36. Bryan says:

    Great re-connecting with you guys down in SB, good luck with the wedding!

  37. Eric says:

    voting for Sadie and Dana!!! Win, win ,win

  38. greg says:

    I would like an invitation to the wedding because I am voting

  39. Elliot says:


  40. kathy says:

    found this on michelle’s fb. good luck random people!

  41. kalimela says:

    What food will you be serving? :)))

  42. dana says:

    Thanks everyone for all of these wonderful comments!

  43. Abbey says:

    I don’t know you but Jennie Whitlock posted this on facebook & I adore her so I’m sure you guys are amazing! Congrats!

  44. amanda brown says:

    Congrats! I hope you guys get it!

  45. Oscar says:

    Voting for Sadie and Dana!

  46. Emily says:

    Congratulations, you two! This is wonderful news. Here’s some CLAS lovin’.

  47. tammi says:

    So happy for both of you. Congrats!!!

  48. Margit & Peter says:

    Now here is a couple that will last!!!! You are such a pleasure to be around…….
    All my best wishes – from the bottom of my heart!!!!
    Margit & Peter Hofmann

  49. Paul says:

    All the best to you and for your wedding!!!

  50. Margit & Peter says:

    All our best wishes – Margit & Peter

  51. Angela says:


  52. jj says:

    go sadana!

  53. Danusia & Warner says:

    Congratulations! All our best wishes – Danusia & Warner

  54. Jocelyn says:

    Whitlock posted a link and thus I comment and say congrats and best wishes!

  55. Caley says:

    So cute! I absolutely love it! I am so excited for you guys!

  56. Connor Long says:


  57. Vince says:

    happy days, Congrats!!

  58. Stephanie says:

    Good luck!

  59. NC says:

    This is so lovely! Cheers to a lifetime of future adventures. πŸ™‚

  60. Hector says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both

  61. Jenn says:


  62. Heather says:

    Good Luck!

  63. Lizzie says:

    Sadie this looks amazing! Congratulations!

  64. Heather says:


  65. Melody says:

    I love this!! πŸ™‚

  66. Jaime says:

    What a cute story. Good luck, hope you win!

  67. elliott says:

    beautiful couple! all the best!

  68. Wonderful story! Congratulation on your united love and life.

    Everlasting blessings – Tatzia

  69. Wonderful story! Congratulations on your united love and life together.

    Best wishes – Tatzia

  70. claire frost says:


  71. Jalama will be perfect for photos! Have a wonderful wedding!

  72. Siobhan Frost says:

    good luck!

  73. Martin Frost says:

    I vote for Sadie and Dana

  74. Evan Sitkoff says:

    WoW you guys finally made it! Congratulations, everything looks so magnificent!!! Hooray!

  75. Natalia says:

    This is so lovely! Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  76. Blythe says:


  77. Michelle Belko says:

    Congratulations and good luck, you two definitely deserve it!
    P.S. I hope you two make sure to stop by and visit the miniature horses on your way to Jalama πŸ™‚

  78. Austin Solomon says:


  79. Noel says:


  80. Congratulations guys! SO EXCITED! Your inspiration board is mighty fine, as well πŸ™‚ You will plan a beautiful wedding!

  81. Jenni says:


  82. Alex says:

    Good luck!

  83. Taylor DeMirjian says:


  84. Jenny says:


  85. James Whalen says:

    Congrats you guys!

  86. Trevor Crown says:

    This is awesome. Congratulations to both of you, and the best of luck.

  87. Louisa says:

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  88. Kyle Crown says:


  89. Jennie Whitty says:

    Woop woop

  90. Momma Whitlock says:

    British Momma says Congrats to you!

  91. Vince says I hope you win too!

  92. Kerac says:

    Congrats guys! Love you both!

  93. Dr. Love says:

    I’m glad I introduced you two!

  94. Nick Smith says:

    Jennie made this email address for me.

  95. Jennie WhitWhit says:

    This is the last email address I could think of.
    I love you both so much and am so happy you found each other. Here’s to love and happiness.


  96. Lauren Kolnick says:

    Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

  97. Laura Aufrere says:

    I wish you the best, this is a wonderfull news!
    With all my affection, and my support

  98. Georg says:

    Wohooo! Congrats Sadana!!!

  99. adam says:


  100. Claire Hawkins says:

    I think it’s great that you are getting married! I wish you the best, from a fellow CLAS member!

  101. John says:


  102. Michelle Gibson says:


  103. im very happy for the both of you (i guess i soon to have a step son-in-law )now all you will need a teardsrop

  104. John McKie says:

    Sadana FTW!

  105. Skolnick says:

    I’m so happy for you! I hope you win; you two are so adorable!

  106. T says:

    Congratulations!! Please please please continue to be as precious when you are married as you are right now!

  107. Fatticus says:

    Congrats! Good luck with this contest; you deserve to win!

  108. Linda says:

    What a cute couple and a very touching story! So deserving of this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  109. Caroline says:

    It all sounds amazing! Best of luck in your new life together πŸ™‚

  110. Teresa says:

    YIPEE! Highfive for bringin’ hitchin’ love to The Manor. Woowoo!

  111. sarah frost says:

    good luck you two!

  112. victoria frost says:

    what a fabulous wedding idea!

  113. Samantha Adams says:

    my vote goes to these two!

  114. Jimmy says:

    Teamwork on 3!

  115. Tess says:

    Go Sadie and Dana!!!!

  116. Joseph says:

    This is amazing news. I am so very happy for you two, and would love to see beautiful photos of the ceremony!

  117. Martin says:

    Yay! Happy day!

  118. Tracy says:

    You both mean the world to me and I couldn’t be happier for you. I can’t believe both of our dreams are coming true in the same year! Love you both – Tracy

  119. Amy C. Brenner says:

    Sadie – It is with great joy to congratulate you and Dana on your wedding! Not only are you an inspiration, but your story is truly worthy of winning this once in a lifetime opportunity. May Joy, Love and Peace grace your livesβ€¦β€œIn a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced ~ Robert Sexton”


  120. claire frost says:


  121. yap says:

    yay sadana!!!!!

  122. Liz says:

    love the s’mores idea! hope you win!

  123. Austin Hallgren says:


  124. Doris says:

    This is so lovely!! Congrats to you both!!!!!!!! I wish you all the happiness in the world. And I hope it starts with this photography package! πŸ™‚

  125. Tskol says:

    Congratulations! I hope you have the most beautiful wedding ever!

  126. Sarah Demchul says:

    I am so happy for you guys! Best of luck with the contest!

  127. Tairay says:

    Congratulations! πŸ˜€

  128. Megan Connors says:

    What a great story! Good luck!

  129. kendra says:

    Sounds like it will be a beautiful weekend! Congratulations!

  130. Marie says:

    For the win!

  131. Steven says:

    Congrats!! If you win it’s because of my vote!

  132. Briana Livingston says:

    Congrats you two!

  133. Nick says:

    congrats πŸ˜‰

  134. MC says:

    I ❀ SADANA

  135. mollie and nora's mom says:

    congrats from Louisville, KY. And many thanks for being the best friends to my best girls. you deserve every happiness. Frankly, i think a wedding weekend of camping and canoeing sounds perfectly delightful. And Mollie, please don’t fall into the fire as you dance around it.

  136. Annika says:

    Such a cute story! Best of luck πŸ™‚

  137. julie oberhausen says:


  138. chiara says:


  139. Jessica Adair Schoen says:

    It sounds awesome Sadie- can’t wait!!

  140. Valerie says:

    good luck

  141. Jess says:

    Wee- Smores!

  142. Tyler says:

    Congratulations you two!!! =)

  143. Kirsten Howard says:

    Congratulations Sadie!!! πŸ™‚ All best wishes!!!

  144. CM says:

    I want you to win!

  145. Laura Celeste says:


  146. C Marie says:

    love to the best couple in the world!

  147. Jean says:

    Sadie & Dana,
    We are “thrilled” that you will marry!! The two of you are meant for each other……we are very happy for you!Congratulations as you plan for one of the most important days of your lives. We love you both!

    Jean, Dad & Dane

  148. Chels says:

    Voting for you!

  149. glen says:


  150. Nora C says:

    No seriously, Sadana forever!

  151. erin (friend of nora and mollie) says:

    best wishes!

  152. garrett kunisaki says:

    Go Sadie and Dana!

  153. Helen Pham says:

    congrats and best of luck, you two! πŸ™‚

  154. veronica says:

    good luck

  155. bfond says:

    hope you win!

  156. Ellen says:

    Best wishes for a stunning life together. xoxoxoxo

  157. Muching (friend of Chelsea) says:


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