Southern California has all the warm sandy beaches for your ceremony and trendy postnuptial drinks spots you could want…BUT that’s just the tippity top of the (desert) iceberg! You’ll also find: sand dunes, slot canyons, islands, and stargazing! SoCal has so much to offer the couples that want to venture off the beaten path and the couples simply want to venture to a quiet spot to catch the sunset.
You already have some of the pieces for your elopement: the love of your partner, the bravery to do something different for your wedding day, and the desire to create memories, not just photographs. The next step is picking a location. A great place to start is by simply imagining your wedding day. Is there an ocean breeze, the sounds of waterfalls, or the smell of juniper? Are you dusty from dancing in desert sands or are you wet from skipping rocks into the ocean waves? If any of these ring true for you then Southern California could be the perfect place for your elopement.
Here, let me show you a few spots!
December 26, 2023
T + S’s elopement was an L.A. dream come true! Bright and early in the magic of a spring sunrise, this couple said “I do” on a sandy canvas with the Pacific as their backdrop. It was like the beach itself gave a standing ovation. But here’s the twist – it wasn’t just a ceremony; it was a full-on beach picnic extravaganza! Think fluffy blankets, mimosas, and avocado toast, all while seagulls provided the soundtrack. They didn’t just exchange rings; they exchanged bites of sweets too. The sun painted the sky in all shades of “happy” as they danced on the shore and laughed like they owned the beach. From vows to views to bites, this LA elopement was a love-fueled adventure that beach dreams are made of.
December 11, 2023
My time with R + L was short, but so full! We started the afternoon with getting ready at the AirBnB where Marla came to do L’s hair and makeup. We got to sit around, chat and hear R + L’s story!
January 30, 2023