Rich colors, huge murals, and a 20-foot train #Wedding Porn#california#cape#classic car#custom dress#economical wedding#green dress#sari#short dress#skulls#train January 1 2013 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Karissa and Jonas were married in Santa Barbara among rich colors and gorgeous murals. Karissa designed her own dress after a Coco Chanel design and coupled it with a 20-foot silk cape for her train. Other details included gold-dipped bird skull boutonnieres, a travel book where guests wrote well-wishes on their favorite locations, and a 1950s Chevy getaway car. The ceremony was held in the Mural Room in the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The reception was held at Opal, a local Santa Barbara restaurant. Thanks to Kappen Photography for letting us in on this gorgeous wedding. Related Post A '50s-inspired Mexican Día de los Muertos wedding Papel picado, huge paper flower bouquets, and a whole lot of wedding party! This Día de los Muertos party was a budget affair with awesome... Read more To see more photos, head over to Kappen Photography's blog post. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Give your unity candle a kitschy twist: light a unity tiki! NEXT Why Seattle's Carly Bish is an Offbeat Bride's best friend… Show/Hide comments [ 20 ] I love the drama of the cape train! The practical part of me though, worries what it would be like to drag it around. She has much more dedication to style than I! Reply Jess, you are totally right. It was very impractical and I totally drug it through the mud the whole day – I did not think that through at all! But it was fun. 🙂 Reply Absolutely stunning. This is proof positive that 'big' (in terms of $$) weddings can be as authentic and representative of a couple and their love as any sincere thrifted/hand-hewn production. It takes all kinds. I just really love the drama and the spectacle here! Sometimes it's fun to go whole-hog on a social ritual. 🙂 Reply Katie, I'm flattered that this looks $$ to you, but it actually was a DIY wedding! My whole outfit cost less than $150, the "gold dipped" stuff was from etsy and the Mural Room is actually part of the courthouse in Santa Barbara and was like $200 to rent for 2 hours. Doing the "whole-hog" DIY and on a budget is a pain in the butt though. 😉 Reply Really? Holy doodle! It's so lush and rich, it looks like a million bucks. 🙂 Reply It really does look like a million bucks. I can't believe that mural room only cost $200. And that dress only cost $150? I have no clue how. I figured having my future mother in law make my train and skirt would be cheaper, but it turns out just buying it online costs the same as the fabric we found! Absolutely beautiful Reply My great-grandfather painted those murals! How cool to see them in someone's wedding! Reply No way! That IS very cool 🙂 Reply So any thoughts as to what you're going to do with the train now? The fabric is so lovely, it would be a shame to put it away in a box somewhere. Reply I'm using it as part of the drapery for our bed canopy now. 🙂 Reply Oh man… pictures for http://www.offbeathome.com? Please oh please? Email me! http://offbeatbride.com/contact Reply wow, i'm honored and would love to, but we recently moved & had a baby, so things look chaotic. i will take you up on this once it is presentable though! 😀 Reply we recently moved & had a baby, so things look chaotic …You mean things look REAL? That's how we love them!! 🙂 Don't wait too long: http://offbeathome.com/submissions So the skull bout is inspiring me. You can make floral arrangements using all SORTS of found natural objects. Shells and egg casings and bones and rocks. *_* Oh, and also, the green getaway dress and the groom's suit are just right! Reply it all looks amazing – great details. is that what is called a waterfall bouquet? and hell YES let's bring back the "getaway" outfit! Reply i think it is called a waterfall bouquet, but it was ridiculously heavy! and why wear one fancy outfit when you could wear two, right?! ^^ Reply I love the richness of the colours! Everything looks so sumptuous- and that train is stunning! Reply Gah! Everything is just so beautiful! Reply We very nearly booked the mural room for our ceremony too! Sadly all our available dates aren't available for them 🙁 Congrats and GORGEOUS wedding! <3 Reply Possibly it's just raging hormones, but I started tearing up at the beauty of this wedding. Reply Leave a Reply to Karissa Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.