Real Wedding: A Gypsy Elopement

Kelly  |  August 13

I love a beautiful, intimate, elopement and this one is stunningly beautiful with photos by none other than Elizabeth Messina.

For the ceremony the bride, Erin (an amazing hair & makeup artist by trade), wore a stunning Claire Pettibone gown with oodles and oodles of pearls around her neck.

 How pretty is the back of this dress with all those pearls?

Before the ceremony, family photos of the couple with their adorable son were taken with a surrey and mini donkeys.

A hand painted gyspy caravan was the backdrop for their casual cocktail hour before dinner.

For dinner, fine china and silver created an elegant vibe for an intimate dinner for three.

A soft lavender and pink floral arrangement by Flowerwild kept with the elegant tone of the reception.

Afterward a dessert buffet with pretty baked good was setup inside the Villa. Thank you to Merryl & Elizabeth for sharing this amazing and intimate Santa Barbara elopement!


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  1. gorgeous elopement on the blog with @KissTheGroom @merrylbrownSB @flowerwildesign does it get any better?

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — August 13, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

  2. RT @KellyOshiro: gorgeous elopement on the blog with @KissTheGroom @merrylbrownSB @flowerwildesign does it get any better?

    Comment by @KissTheGroom — August 13, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

  3. New post: Real Wedding: A Gypsy Elopement

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — August 13, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

  4. This tiny wedding was such fun to work on! What an amazing collaboration of amazing and talented vendors! It was a joy from start to finish and the photos turned out so beautifully! Thank you to everyone who was a part of the magic!

    Comment by Merryl Brown Events — August 13, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

  5. RT @KellyOshiro: New post: Real Wedding: A Gypsy Elopement

    Comment by @merrylbrownSB — August 13, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  6. This is all so gorgeous!

    Comment by Anastasia Marie — August 15, 2012 @ 10:42 am

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  8. I love the wedding gown and all the decorations for the wedding.

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  12. Stunning. Absolutely stunning! I know what it takes to put on event especially one this beautiful! As an event planner, coordinator, creative director, stylist and officant, I know what it takes to put on an intimate event like this. The couple was beautiful and the baby absolutely gorgeous. Kudos to the team that made it work!
    Alma Rose

    Comment by Alma Rose Middleton — January 8, 2014 @ 7:39 am

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