santa barbara

Relaxed Santa Barbara Elopement by jaclyn szabo

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

When I was asked to photograph TJ and Lucy’s elopement at The Santa Barbara County Courthouse I could not refuse! This is my 8th time photographing a wedding here and every time I come back I find another epic new place to take photos in. Santa Barbara is the perfect place to get married, especially when eloping or having an intimate wedding.

My reasoning for this statement is the location is dreamy! It is a vacation destination also known as the California Riviera, filled with great places to eat and beautiful Spanish architecture. Everywhere you turn you see mountains and the ocean.The courthouse is a popular wedding destination because it is located right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and has plenty of ceremony options from the famous “Mural Room” to the outdoor sunken gardens. You can keep things simple with your significant other by having a sweet intimate ceremony at the courthouse and then head to the beach and have a picnic or celebrate with a glass of wine or two at the local wineries.

Have a look at how beautiful yet relaxed this wedding was. Who says eloping or having a intimate wedding means you are giving something up? These are some of my favorite weddings to be apart of because the day is truly about the couple and not about the fuss. Check out some of my favorite photos below….. Also can we talk about how excited I was to finally photograph a bride in a white jumpsuit?! So classic and relaxed. The couple had just their parents come and witness their love and it was so perfect!