Claire & Jonathan: Ivories and Radiant Pinks at Santa Barbara Courthouse

We were touched by this couple’s love story, and we’re positive that it will melt your heart, too! Claire and Jonathan met almost four years ago on a Church Mission Trip to Africa. They were engaged on the summer of 2013 and maintained their long distance engagement. Jonathan is a citizen of Great Britain, so they couldn’t get married at the states right away—they had to wait patiently for his visa to process.

The process wasn’t easy. The couple finally received the green light on 2014, and they planned quickly to make October 5, 2014 their wedding date. Unfortunately, that wedding date was outside of the three-month window to validate Johnny's visa. Claire, still hopeful, planned an elopement and a new wedding date—May 24,2015.

Claire and Jonathan finally said their “I do’s” on May 24, 2015 at the Santa Barbara Courthouse and Butterfly Beach. “That’s the beach where he proposed!” Claire gushed. The intricate details of the courthouse created beautiful pictures from eWatts Photography. We also adored the simplistic and relaxed feel of the beach ceremony and loved the radiant violet-and-pink bouquets for pops of color! It was a wedding to remember, and Claire and Jonathan truly deserve each other.

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