Sometimes as an officiant that specializes in Santa Barbara elopements, you never know who you are marrying until their wedding day. Today was no exception! I met the couple at the beach, married them and then off to the sand and train tracks for photos.
Most Santa Barbara elopement couples are low maintenance because they do not expect much more than a lovely ceremony, and presto they are done and gone! Today's elopement was exceptionally special because of their "I-just-want-to-be-married" fun attitude. They have been together 14 years already and wanted to take it to the next level. They were the perfect couple...exuberant, loving with great personalities. The bride and groom cried throughout most of the ceremony. As an officiant, I am like a sponge...I absorb the energy that stands before me. I have to admit that I shed a tear or two. I was overcome with emotion, their emotion.
The reason I specialize in elopements in Santa Barbara is because the casual nature of an elopement. I still put as much emphasis on their love story as I do large weddings. Every wedding starts with a love story. Love stories are what motivate me. In over 2,100 couples that I have married, I have never not asked their love story - in detail. Although, just a civil union, the love story drives the overall feeling of the ceremony because it is a personalized ceremony. That being said, your elopement ceremony will be as personal as if you were getting married before 500 guests.
Congrats to our newlyweds, Nick and Chrissy! I wish you well as now you embark on a new journey as husband and wife.
For your elopement in Santa Barbara, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-705-8069. We specialize in Santa Barbara elopements.
Peace and love,
Alma Rose, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Santa Barbara Officiant/Minister x