Intimate Mountaintop Santa Barbara Elopement

One of my favorite days. 

I met Rachel + James last year at the coffee shop where they had their first date and within minutes I knew that these two were the most carefree + intentional couple who wanted a wedding that reflected exactly who they are and did away with all the disconnected traditions that weddings so often are dictated by. 

They had a small pop-up ceremony in the Santa Barbara mountains where they had spent so much time together and ended the day at their friends house, a place where they had many gatherings over the years. It was all so perfectly them. They created the time + space for the people closest to them to not just celebrate their commitment to each other, but to be a community of loved ones who love + support each other. 

Thank you for being you, and for letting me capture that. Love you guys.

This is the song their friends played during the ceremony.

Location: East Camino Cielo Lookout, Santa Barbara
Florals: Ella & Louie
Dress: BHLDN

Check out another wedding here that incorporated a similar vibe in their small, intimate wedding, personalizing every detail of the day to what was most significant to them and in a drop dead gorgeous place.