Susan and Horacio had a sweet, sunny, and small Santa Barbara courthouse wedding. Horacio's suit was made by a tailor in Thailand and Susan's flowing dress was from lulus.com. But we've got the whole story straight from the couple! Let's hear about their fab, tiny wedding from them…
I did not see the proposal coming and it was a beautiful surprise. We were on a trip to Thailand back in March and at the beginning of the trip, and Horacio had the idea that we should collect a couple small rocks from the places we visit… We get to a nice temple ruin and Horacio asks me, “is this the temple?” to which I responded “yes” because I thought he meant the temple I want to take our last picture at. We split up and are walking around the temple “looking for rocks” when he calls out “come over here! I found the perfect rock.” So I go over to find him and he pulls out the wooden box with a carved elephants that we had bought earlier in the trip, and inside are a few small rocks we had collected and an engagement ring, he kneels down and asks me “will you be my wife?” to which I respond, “that's not funny” because I thought he was playing a joke on me, but I realized he wasn't joking and I said “yes!” immediately after.
We decided to elope because, after we told our friends and family about our engagement, people kept asking about our wedding plans and we both confessed to each other that we did not want to have a big wedding. We both thought we would rather spend that money traveling or saving up for something more important. Once that was established, we decided that there was no reason to be engaged for a long time if we weren't planning an elaborate wedding, and we both knew we wanted to marry each other, so why wait? We wanted to elope, but upon further thought we knew our family would want to be a part of it, so we got to planning our small courthouse wedding.
When I told my coworker I was planning a small wedding, she suggested going to the Santa Barbara courthouse instead of just downtown. I used to work at the Santa Barbara courthouse and was immediately sold on the idea of getting married there. It is such a romantic and beautiful place.
Don't miss the “something blue” shoes and sunny yellow sunflower bouquet!