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Let me tell you about T and J’s wedding at Eden Gardens State Park last fall – it was like something out of a fairytale, seriously! The weather was on our side, not too hot, not too humid, just perfect. After the scorcher of a summer we’ve had, it was amazing!

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March 22, 2024

Florida Destination Micro Wedding at Eden Garden State Park // Tyler + Jill

A couple reading private vows to each other in front of a large white house at eden gardens state park
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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!

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December 26, 2023

Iconic Southern California Elopement Spots: Around Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and San Diego

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Lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, rugged coastlines, and enchanting forests intermixed with quaint ocean villages and bustling cities — what doesn’t Northern California have? Within the array of landscapes and endless experiences your perfect elopement awaits. 

I have to admit something…I always knew this part of the United States was beautiful, but my research exceeded all my expectations of what I thought I’d find! Not only did I find some places that immediately landed a spot on my bucket list, but I was floored learning that in a day you can walk the city streets and through the forests to a wild beach. There was only one thing left for me to do, see Northern California for myself. And I did. And I get the hype. 

And now… I want to take you there for your elopement!

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September 25, 2023

Eloping in Northern California? Here are 15 Epic Locations to Say “I do” 

Groom dipping his partner for a kiss as the sun filters through the redwoods during their Northern California elopement in the Redwoods
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FLORIDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // EDEN GARDEN WEDDING // FLORIDA INTIMATE WEDDING Again and again I work with couples that prove that you can plan an elopement or intimate wedding in a short period of time. C and L are no exception! They reached out to me about three weeks before their planned date in early […]

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January 9, 2020

Intimate Winter State Park Wedding in the Florida Panhandle // Clayton + Lindsay

Wedding party and guests standing under a large oak tree as the couple says their vows