It was the perfect day for a courthouse 'I Do'! The palm trees were swaying against the sun and the blues of the sky and the waves crashed in the background walking down the street in front of their inn. Everyone that saw them stopped to congratulate them or shout of clap and honk from their car. Strangers making their day feel more special than ever. It was everything they wanted and I have never seen seen so much overwhelming joy on these two's faces. It was contagious and the tears that were shed that day were happy tears etched with so much more meaning behind them than most people would know. So many stories and emotions behind the smiles and tears and dancing and squeals.
Santa Barbara you are beautiful and your people are amazing. I wish this day to freeze in time and never leave my memory. I have never felt more alive shooting a bride and groom than in this perfect place or paradise with a relaxed overjoyed bride and groom. No performances, no expectations, just them and their love. Their own kind of celebration. It was perfection.
"Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free to be more like who you were meant to be."
"Come my darling, run away with me."
"I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home."