Beverly Hills Courthouse Elopement – Silviya + Jacob

Silviya and Jacob got engaged two weeks before their elopement at Beverly Hills Courthouse, and are planning a bigger wedding on their 1 year anniversary next year. I’ve been wanting to photograph more elopements, so I was thrilled when they contacted me, and even more delighted to meet their lovely parents.  Silviya’s mom came all the way from Bulgaria, and they included a Bulgarian wedding tradition of kicking a little bucket that has a red and white flower in it, and supposedly whichever flies out of the basket first determines if the couple’s first child will be a boy or a girl. The ceremony was short but very touching – the judge even got emotional at one point – and then we had lots of time for portraits nearby. Silviya and Jacob were so cute, sweet, and hilarious (you get a glimpse of Silviya’s big personality in the photos) and I’m so happy I got to celebrate the start of their marriage with them!

See the full gallery or order prints here. Congratulations, Silviya and Jacob!

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Silviya’s gorgeous lace dress – Ted Baker London
Clutch – Kate Spade
Floral Crown – lavender and daisies crown by Paula’s Garden – Etsy
Jacob’s suit – Theory
Shirt and Tie – Ted Baker London
  • Lauren said:

    This is so so adorable! Lovely Jessica!

  • JESSIE said:

    I love her! A bride that can make funny faces and still look as beautiful as she does is amazing. Awesome work as always!

  • Oh what a cute couple!
    So sweetly styled, they look so happy & gorgeous

  • rahul said:

    Really cool wedding, I love the bride's portraits.

  • Wow she is super cute. I am always fearful of doing smaller weddings as I think there won't be enough going on for me to get enough shots, you've done really well, very brave!

  • Shella said:

    What a joyous pair! Absolutely love these two!

  • Rachel said:

    This is totally adorable. The bride is STUNNING. Such a sweet and fun day!

  • How sweet are they? I basically want to be friends with these guys after seeing these pics, which means you did an amazing job at capturing their personalities! LOVE.

  • bryan said:

    love these. so fun a quirky :)

  • Martin said:

    Very sweet pictures. We're actually thinking of getting married there ourselves, not as an elopement but as the only ceremony.

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