Retro Santa Barbara Elopement

Elopements

If I had to plan the perfect elopement, it would look pretty much exactly like Katlan and Taha’s. Helping each other get ready, picking up the marriage license, exchanging vows outdoors, and grabbing a drink together… perfection head to toe. Luckily, Angie and Matt of Sloan Photographers were there to capture everything for posterity!

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From the bride, Katlan: We are both very low-key and wanted our day to just be the two of us. We were combining our wedding and honeymoon together and decided to elope (even though everyone knew about it!). My parents have been married for 38 years and they went to California and “eloped” as well, so they fully supported our idea! Plus we both have big families and knew how stressful big weddings could be, and we really just wanted to enjoy the day. We chose Santa Barbara because the courthouse is so beautiful and we felt that would make our ceremony even more special. I used Taha’s tie as an inspiration for my flowers and accessories – I loved the bright colors. Some adjectives I would use would be fun, colorful, vintage-inspired, happy.

newlyweds getting ready

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colorful wedding bouquets

bow tie dresses

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colorful bow ties

elopement wedding pictures

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outdoor wedding ceremonies

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newlyweds after ceremonies

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I know eloping isn’t everyone’s thing, but we had the best time. It was so nice being able to spend time together and relax and not be stressed out about so many details. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

heart birdcage veils

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bride and groom

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dresses with bows

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newlyweds by pools

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View all images from this elopement in the gallery

Wedding Location: Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Sloan Photographers / Wedding Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse / Hotel: The Canary Hotel / Bouquet: ThreeLittleBirds1222, etsy / Wedding Dress and Veil: BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes: DSW / Gloves and Purse: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s Bow Tie: Gustys



5 comments
  1. Mandys Diamonds

    Awesome wedding details. Love its simplicity and the splendor.

  2. James Carter

    This is awesome. I love this wedding. They look so fun, exciting and bursting with personality :)

  3. Ashley

    What a simple and sweet idea!

  4. kimberly anne Muli

    awesome :) i really love every detail :)

  5. Rachel

    Santa Barbara is a great and beautiful place to elope! Wish them the best in their marriage.

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