Tiny Wedding in Santa Barbara : Tanya + Zack

Meet Tanya and Zack! They had a gorgeous outdoor tiny wedding in Santa Barbara on a Wednesday. They were surrounded by their friends and family for the I do’s in Manning Park and then hopped on a trolley with everyone to cruise around town and make a couple of photo stops at the beach and the courthouse.

Please enjoy these gorgeous images and some Q&A from the couple below!

Photography: Shot by Katie Gunz

Venue : Manning Park in Santa Barbara, CA

Event Planner : Weddings by the Sea

Videography: Alex Gonzalez

Officiant: Divine Bits of Beauty

Makeup Artist : Makeup by Raven

Trolley: Santa Barbara Trolley 

How did you meet?

My husband and I met thru a dating app called bumble

How did you decided to have a tiny wedding?

We both have been married in the past and we really wanted to keep it nice and simple and very Intimate with just our main family, Zacks family lives in Massachusetts and it was hard for them to all fly out. so we kept it very simple and small just parents and a couple of our best friends.

How did you decide on the location?

The location was honestly found by me doing research online and working with my wedding coordinator she told me about a couple beaches and parks that were available for my type of wedding after finding Manning Park I fell in love with it. It didn’t take long for me and my husband yo head out there on a weekend trip to go look at it and just the quietness around it and all the greenery was amazing and I also didn’t want an area like the beach that would be overly crowded and this was just perfect the moment that we walked through it I just knew this had to be the place .

How did you tell your family that you were eloping/having a tiny wedding vs. something more traditional?

We told our family right away we decided on our wedding date we didn’t hesitate to wait some of our family was kind of upset for not being invited but we did tell them that this was what we wanted

What was your favorite part of the day?

My favorite part of the day was the trolley that we rented right after our ceremony, It was so much fun to hang out with everybody and just cruise around showing off how beautiful Santa Barbara is and of course we had to toast on the trolley!

What advice do you have for couples planning their weddings?

I would say just do what your heart wants if you want a small ceremony or you just want to elope do it it’s less stressful and it’s better to save your money and go on that dream honeymoon that you always wanted or save for that new home you’re trying to achieve! Don’t think about what everybody else wants think about what you want!