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Santa Barbara beach elopement

I can’t wait for you to see Sara and Michael’s intimate Santa Barbara beach elopement! They originally planned to throw a big wedding down in Orange County. To sum it up, they scaled down their big bash to a celebration that matched their personalities better.

They decided to elope with their closest friends and family! I love that the connotation around eloping has changed. It’s starting to be seen as an intimate, intentional celebration focused on the couple! Sara and Michael stayed at the Riviera Beach House and walked over to West Beach to share their vows.

Keep scrolling to see all of the special moments from this Santa Barbara beach elopement!!

Riveira Beach house hotel indigo
riveira beach hotel indigo
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos

I loved seeing Sara and Michael include their French Bulldog, Scuba, in their elopement! Scuba was on her best behavior and loved waddling to the beach.

Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara elopement getting ready photos
Santa Barbara beach elopement bride and groom photos
Santa Barbara beach elopement bride and groom photos
Santa Barbara beach elopement bride and groom photos
Santa Barbara beach elopement bride and groom photos

The city of Santa Barbara was so excited for these two! Every couple of minutes we’d hear cars honking and people shouting “congratulations”.

And this photo below is my favorite from the day!! While It’s so sweet and tender, it’s also so Santa Barbara. All the things that were Sara and Michael’s wedding day.

Santa Barbara beach elopement bride and groom photos
Santa Barbara beach elopement

And this may just be my favorite photo from this Santa Barbara beach elopement! Sara’s dad walking her down the “aisle” – aka walking Sara from the hotel down to the beachfront. They wore matching sunglasses and goofed the whole way!

Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement

With all of the family photos done, Sara and Michael shared an impromptu first dance! A beautiful way to wrap up their elopement.

Santa Barbara beach elopement
Santa Barbara beach elopement

Katie B Creative is a Southern California wedding photographer specializing in bright and true-to-tone imagery.

Looking for more elopement inspiration? Take a look at Kaleena and Jan’s San Diego Sunset Cliffs elopement.

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