This year I had the pleasure to apart of a very special elopement…. First a little background…. As you know by the website we offer our services to the Santa Barbara area and one of our favorite areas is Montecito. Montecito is a beautiful part of Santa Barbara known for the Four Seasons hotel, Butterfly Beach, and the many celebrities that call it home. In the winter of 2017/18 the Thomas Fire ripped through the hillsides of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The fire was bad but the damage it caused in Montecito was minimal compared to the mudslides that were to come. In January of 2018 the deadly Montecito mudslides ripped through the beautiful coastal town.
In the midst of these disasters there was a couple trying to plan their perfect fairytale wedding. Ted and Isabel were planning on having a big wedding to celebrate with friends and family. Her dad was growing succulents for the occasion. The wedding was set for summer of 2018. When the mudslides hit Isabels grandparents house and yard they had a change of plans. They decided to hold off on the wedding and focus on helping family rebuild what they had lost. Nearing the one year anniversary of the mudslides Ted and Isabel decided it was time to get married at last. They felt it would be very special to elope in the vary yard that was washed away in the mud one year prior. They also had the cute idea to open a bottle of wine they had found in the mud. They had such great attitude and knew that all that mattered is the love that they shared not the size of the event. We had fun photo ops around the yard and it was such a special day! I think Ted and Isabels story really embodies what weddings, love, family, and community is all about.