Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding | Elyse & Andy

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Ceremony Venue

Santa Barbara Sunken Gardens
1100 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA

Reception Venue

The Good Lion Bar
1212 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

Wedding Vendors

Brian Lovelace
Bobby Pins, Blush and Blowouts
Bridal Wish Design
Dress Boutique:
Selfie Leslie

I've had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Elyse since 2019 when we worked at the same marketing agency together. I was immediately enthralled by her positive attitude, colorful hair, and most notably, her quintessential Australian personality. It wasn't long before I met her then boyfriend, Andy, who worked at a vfx studio just up the street from our agency. It was absolutely obvious at first sight that they had a tight, trustworthy bond, worthy of a lifetime commitment.

After numerous delays due both to the global pandemic and other factors, Elyse & Andy had a Santa Barbara Courthouse elopement, surrounded by their closest family members.

Andy & Elyse's intimate wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The day started by meeting them in the Hall of Records, where a county employee performed the legal marriage on paper.

Soon after collecting signatures from both the bride and groom, along with their witnesses, we ventured out into the Sunken Gardens for a formal ceremony. As the officiant spoke to them, Andy & Elyse held hands, gazed into each other's eyes, and laughed as their families looked on, all with big smiles and glints of tears in their eyes.

After the Sunken Gardens wedding ceremony was complete, we headed out to take family photos under the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse Arch, then after, perused around the grounds to take romantic photos with just Andy & Elyse. Once we finished, Andy & Elyse cracked open a couple of bottles of sparkling wine in celebration of their nuptials at the gardens.

Once finished toasting to the bride and groom, we moved to a local bar, just around the corner from the courthouse called 'The Good Lion Bar.' The bar owner was around and couldn't have been more accommodating to our unannounced arrival, giving Elyse & Andy a couple of complimentary drinks, along with serving the rest of their family with delicious cocktails to go along with an evening of two families joining together as one.

Thank you, Andy & Elyse for allowing me to tag along and capture your special day. I will remember this day, always 💖

Santa Barbara Sunken Gardens Wedding Photos

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