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Santa Barbara courthouse elopement

November 13, 2015
Santa Barbara courthouse elopement portrait

Guys, this cheerful elopement is going to brighten your morning right up. Cheryl + Ian’s day was filled with charming moments in front of vibrant backdrops that Jasmine of Let’s Frolic Together scooped up at every turn. They said I Do at the stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse and headed over to The Outpost at The Goodland Hotel to cap off the evening with dinner + drinks—exactly what they had in mind for their day. Let’s just say we’re pretty satisfied with ourselves for scheduling this one right before the weekend.

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Cheryl says, The Rotunda Lawn at the Santa Barbara Courthouse is simply beautiful—literally, it is both simple and beautiful. Because we knew that we wanted a space that felt private, but also available with a couple of weeks notice, we knew this was the space as soon as we laid eyes on the Spanish missionary architecture and expansive grassy areas. My most memorable moment was exchanging vows. Ian is a writer, so he wrote our vows and they were perfect. The last line was “I love you and I like you.”

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Shortly after they began planning for a fall wedding, they learned that Ian needed surgery, which took six months off their timeline. Clearly they made the most of it…

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See more from their day in the gallery below:

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Okay, *now* Friday can begin. Congrats, Ian and Cheryl!

Photographer: Let’s Frolic Together / Ceremony Venue: Rotunda Lawn at the Santa Barbara Courthouse / Reception Venue & Catering: The Outpost at The Goodland Hotel / Floral Design: Kelly Haddad of Little Fox Flower Shop / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Shoes: J. Crew / Jewelry: J. Crew / Bride’s Headpiece: Kathy Johnson / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Pocket Squares: The Hill-Side