If you are looking to get married but don’t want a ‘big wedding’, then how about an elopement? You will see from this fabulous colourful elopement inspiration shoot that you can still have a beautifully styled wedding, and it’s the perfect way to say “I do” to the person you love without having to plan a big day and have lots of people with you, if that’s not your thing.

This elopement inspiration shoot has been beautifully styled with an amazing array of colour. The flowers in bright yellow, orange, pink and green are one of our favourite summer colour palettes.

Bright and colourful elopement table flowers and decor

Santa Barbara is the setting for this inspirational shoot and where the elopement ‘story’ is told: The wedding at the Courthouse, sunset toast on the beach, a walk around town as the new Mr and Mrs, and then dinner and cake for two in the romantic courtyard. How perfect does this sound?

We adore the styling of this beautiful shoot planned by Bluebird Productions, and Lacie Hansen has really captured the story in her stunning pictures. Enjoy!

Intimate Elopement

“Inspired by the colours of the American Riviera, a fabulous group of vendors crafted this perfectly intimate elopement.

Elopement stationery

Vows on elopement stationery Personalised vows

Bright coloured bridal bouquet

“A sunset toast on the beach followed experiences at the Santa Barbara courthouse, a tour around town, and dinner and cake in a romantic courtyard.

Bride and groom leaving Santa Barbara courthouse Groom holding bride's hand as they walk down steps

Bride holding brightly coloured bouquet

Bride and groom walking holding hands Bride and groom smiling

Close up of bride's face

Bride and groom on steps

Bride and groom crossing the road

Bride with arm around groom

Bride and groom looking out from top of building

Natural Materials

“The stationery to document the day featured natural materials. It included an etched terracotta menu, and an ‘announcement’ including rough wood, natural fibres and vows, to make those that were not there feel included.”

Bride with hands on groom's face Bride's hand on back of groom's head

Bride and groom outside El Presidio Chapel

Shadow of bride on floor

Bride and groom in El Presidio Chapel

Wreath on back of chair

Bright table decor Bright, colourful flowers on table for elopement dinner

Bright and colourful table flowers

Elopement place setting Coloured glass goblets

Pale pink wedding cake

A Bit of ‘Pop’

“Bright and cheerful flowers decorated the intentionally set table to complement the colours of the surroundings, and added a bit of ‘pop’ to punctuate the celebration.”

Colourful flowers

Bride wearing long dress

Bride and groom Bride's arm around groom

Bride and groom cutting cake

Santa Barbara beach

Couple on beach after elopement

Sea Groom popping champagne cork

Bride and groom looking out to sea

Bride and groom holding hands on beach

Images © Lacie Hansen

Event Planning: Bluebird Productions

Flowers: Bare Root Flora

Wedding Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes

Stationery: Paper Birch Designs and Poste and Co.

Hair and Make-Up: TEAM Hair and Makeup

Rentals: Elan Event Rentals and Casa de Perrin