Glamping is one of my personal favorite things to do. A more elevated version of camping, glamping usually has a lot more amenities and creature comforts like full size beds and sometimes even bathrooms located inside the glamping tent.I’m always looking for the perfect spot and El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara has been high on my list of places to visit and a total dream for an intimate wedding for an adventurous couple. Super close to the beach with many hiking trails accessible from within the canyon it’s an epic place to host a small wedding where you want everyone to have lots of activities to do!
I met Jackie and Tim through one of my favorite couples and previous clients Grace and Chris. I knew they would likely share some of the same interests and quest for adventure so it was no surprise when they told me they had chosen to get married at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara. They wanted a laid-back wedding day that was stress free where all of their guests could stay onsite. El Capitan Canyon has a multitude of sleeping options including glamping tents and adorable little cabins it really makes for a perfect venue for the adventurous couple that wants some luxury too.
They had an intimate guest list and made a weekend out of it. Lots of grilling, s’mores making, and hiking to kick off the celebration. Their ceremony was filled with so much love, nods to their “cat children” and officiated by one of their dear friends. During the reception, Jackie changed into a traditional Chinese dress and they did a little tea ceremony with their relatives. I got to see Grace and Chris and give them a big ole hug and hear all about how they were quitting their jobs and traveling the world for the next year. Sigh, love those two and loved reconnecting with them at Jackie and Tim’s wedding!
As seen on A Practical Wedding
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Venue: El Capitan Canyon
I’m an adventurous elopement and intimate wedding photographer helping couples craft a meaningful experience for their wedding day in nature. It’s my belief that elopements and intimate weddings should be treated with the same importance as a bigger more traditional wedding. Just minus the stress and with so much more fun.