About Us

Elope with Style is managed by Melissa Musgrove of Melissa Musgrove Photography. I came up with the idea of creating custom service plans simply because I personally received so many requests from couples eloping to Santa Barbara. What usually started off as a “I only need photography for an hour or so”, would turn into my giving them inspiration, ideas, referrals and endorsements for other event professionals. Eloping is certainly no less special than a big wedding celebration, but it does have scaled down requirements. This service is here to help you splurge on yourselves!

We specialize in elopements, vow renewals and small weddings under 20 people. Unlike many planners that prefer large eventful weddings but take on the small weddings to fill their calendars in between, we prefer small, and don’t do large weddings.

I believe I have a unique perspective in that I have worked with most of the event professionals in Santa Barbara. I know who to call for every challenge. Even other photographers whose work I admire and would feel good about recommending when I am already booked for a date.

With this portfolio of talent to choose from, we can create custom service plans for couples eloping in Santa Barbara that want a beautiful, memorable experience that is stress free.

Whatever you desire for your elopement, vow renewal or small wedding, we are happy to help. We’ve got wedding coordinators, florists, officiants, photographers, and more.

We know and have worked with the finest event professionals in Santa Barbara. We look forward to creating a plan for your elopement that will bring magical memories for years to come.