J+M are having a big wedding next year but decided to elope at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, a year early, with only their immediate family in attendance. Honestly, Santa Barbara Courthouse elopements are some of my favorite weddings to capture. They’re intimate; they’re simple, and they’re usually pretty fast. I recommend starting early in the morning as close to sunrise as possible for beautiful, glowy, romantic wedding photos.
Most couples choose to hold elopement ceremonies at the Santa Barbara Courthouse for two reasons.
- It’s beautiful. There are so many nooks and crannies to take beautiful portraits.
- It’s free. The grounds around the courthouse are open on a first come first served basis.
J+M tied the knot under “The Marriage Tree” at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. It’s located on the corner of Figueroa St x Santa Barbara St. It allows enough space for chairs to be set up if you have a lot of guests, or your guests can gather around and stand just as J+M’s did. Keep in mind, if you are planning an elopement at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, and you want a particular spot, you will want to send to send someone out early to stake your claim before someone else snags it.
Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding
Vows Under The Marriage Tree
SANTA BARBARA ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
Bride & Groom Portraits at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
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