Old Orange County Courthouse Elopement – Amanda + Atalia

I love courthouse elopements, so I was already on board when Amanda and Atalia asked me to photograph their intimate wedding. When they told me it was going to be at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, I was even more excited. This has to be one of the most adorable courthouses ever. The historic building is over a hundred years old and all of the wood furniture, wrought iron staircases, and globe lights give it a very vintage, cool look. Amanda and Atalia’s friends and family were just as sweet and fun as they were, with Atalia’s parents coming all the way from Australia for the wedding. After the ceremony, we all walked down the street to the Red Room at Chapter One Restaurant for a lovely luncheon reception, complete beautiful toasts and Moscow Mules!

Congratulations, Amanda and Atalia! See the complete set or order prints here!

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Ceremony venue: Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana

Reception venue: Chapter One Restaurant, Red Room

Florist: Felicity Blooms

Hair: Laurie Sim at Addiction Salon

Makeup: Chanel Velasco

Brides’ attire: Nordstroms and Modcloth


  • Beautiful! You've really captured the joy and the spirit of the day.

  • Sarah said:

    What a sweet couple! I love how emotional they were before the ceremony, you captured them so well!

  • Love the photo of them laughing together on the bench before the ceremony

  • Rae said:

    So lovely to see.. Same sex marriage isn't (yet) legal here in Australia so this brought tears of happiness to my eyes. Bless this gorgeous couple and what beautiful images they'll have to remember this by x

  • Teresa K said:

    what a very, very sweet wedding Jessica...well done on your captures!

  • Briana said:

    So sweet! Intimate weddings like these are my favorites.

  • Elissa said:

    Gosh, they are both so beautiful. I really love their almost-matching-but-not-quite dresses and how emotional they were before the ceremony.

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