I'm currently obsessed with the idea of eloping - not that I'm in the market for it obviously - but if I were, I really love the idea of escaping the often stressful wedding planning period and saying your vows in a beautiful spot in the world that's special to you and your partner. This was the thought process behind this stunning Santa Barbara elopement shoot by the super talented CASSIDY CARSON and planner SOUTHERN SOCIAL EVENTS. "As we began scouting locations in Santa Barbara for an intimate elopement, we stumbled upon rolling vineyards, soft sandy beaches and mission-style architecture. For this stunning winter elopement, we wanted all those elements and more. We discovered Knapp's Castle and loved the combination of ruined stone architecture, breathtaking valley views and unrivaled privacy. No crowds to fight, no angle not worthy. By keeping it simple and intimate, we were able to encompass our couples' hopes for a timeless, peaceful ceremony shared with only the mountains, whipping wind and glowing sunset. From the effortless ivory LEANNE MARSHALL gown paired with the traditional lace-etched veil to the stunning asymmetrical sunstone bouquet by PETAL & PINE and hand-made paper - this elopement was quite the match for the stone ruins of Knapp's Castle and incredible California scenery.