Updated: Jun 9

Santa Barbara Courthouse Elopement, 2021

Leah and Greg met in grad school at UCSB in Santa Barbara, CA. While in school, they not only found each other, but they also made 3 life long friends. Originally they had planned for a big wedding bash but with COVID Leah and Greg soon realized that if they wanted to marry, they needed to dream a little differently. When the Santa Barbara Courthouse reopened for outdoor elopements, the friends came together to make it happen. On a beautiful Santa Barbara spring day, Leah and Greg were married. One friend officiated and two others were witnesses. And it was perfect! While the wedding was less grand than Leah’s original dream, the photos will forever remind them that, even though sometimes life doesn't work out as planned, it can be just as sweet!!

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Updated: Jun 9

From a wedding photographer's perspective the Santa Barbara Zoo is a pretty ideal venue for photo taking. You get this beautiful natural setting, a great vendor team (Events by Rincon), AND you get to photograph animals interacting with the married couple and guests. It's a blast.

Carie and Adam wanted nothing more than for their friends and family to have an amazing time visiting Santa Barbara. They chose the Santa Barbara Zoo because of the idyllic setting with the beautiful mountain and ocean views. And what could be more fun than having their guests interact with animals? It turned out to be perfection! The weather was gorgeous, the flamingos were a hit and everyone had a blast celebrating and dancing into the night.

Angie Chaves with Events by Rincon

Floral Design: Grass Roots

Hair: Ashley Mancini

Makeup: Pretty Please Beauty

Music: DJ Zeke

Wedding Cake: Lilac Patisserie

Videography: Video and Motion

Photographer: Sarita Relis Photography

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Updated: Mar 24

Love at First site!

Mikeala met Raynol while vacationing in Havana and the two fell in love at first site! They were married at the Santa Barbara Courthouse in 2018. Raynol's family was unable to attend the wedding in the states so they honored his family by performing a sweet African tradition called "Jumping the broom". According to Mikeala, "The broom signifies sweeping away the past, unification and beginning together anew" They decorated the broom together and attached letters from Raynol's family in Cuba. The morning after their wedding they we opened and read the letters "which was really special" she said.

They had their first born in December of 2020!! Congratulations on the new baby!!

Dress: Windsor

Tuxedo: Kenneth Cole

Rings: were purchased in Guyana

Wedding Location: Santa Barbara Courthouse

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