February 11, 2022
This Santa Barbara elopement was one for the books. Originally set out for a large celebration with family and friends, Dakota and Ben quickly made the decision to elope. Faced with the unknowns of Covid, they cancelled their original wedding plans. Like many other couples, they took a frustrating situation and turned it into the most dreamy, genuine day.
Santa Barbara is an incredible place to elope. It is definitely a prime destination for a whimsical getaway, and Dakota and Ben’s day perfectly captured this essence. Dakota’s dress, accessories, and bouquet brought a boho-chic flair to the venue. Her blue heels and hat perfectly matched the accent colors of the courthouse. Dakota’s vivid and dynamic bouquet, by Intrepid Floral Co., and Ben’s navy-blue suit created a picturesque contrast to the neutral architecture of downtown Santa Barbara. Ben even had socks with Dakota’s face on them, which added a fun element to their look.
Once on the beach, Dakota continued the fun-loving and funky energy with a change in shoes and a pair of bold, heart-shaped sunglasses. It was epic, to say the least. The couple then toasted to the rest of their lives together as the sun set ahead of them. Like the last moments on the beach, the entire day captured so much excitement and so many genuine smiles.
Despite a few chaotic days planning the elopement, the love between Dakota and Ben was palpable throughout the day. They embodied the reminder that truly what matters most is not the number of wedding attendees, but rather the celebration of choosing in word and deed the beginning of forever with the one you love. This elopement in Santa Barbara perfectly captured two people who make the best of a difficult situation.