Kevin and I had to plan our wedding on a budget (a very small budget). Since we were saving our money for a home, we decided to get married at the Santa Barbabra courthouse. While a courthouse wedding may sound impersonal, this courthouse is a historic landmark. A beautiful Spanish villa with lavish gardens. It is truly breathtaking! We chose to have a small ceremony with 25 of our closest friends and family in the garden area of the villa. Ten minutes later we were man and wife! I couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding for the two of us. We aren't the most traditional couple and this wedding personified that.
--Ashley, Southern California Belle
Photographer: Arthur Philip Khoshaba
Do you have "real wedding" photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to become featured on our blog, send your wedding photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to browse more wedding inspiration and see our two wedding lookbooks, To Have & To Hold and Lace and Lavender, too! Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!