Dec 24

Married on the Cliffs of Big Sur – Julie and Zach’s Elopement

By Maureen Thomson | California Beach Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , elopement ceremony , Garrapata Beach Wedding

Finding a spot to be married on the cliffs in Big Sur isn’t as easy as it sounds. First we want one that is somewhat accessible (i.e. we’re not having our couples rappel down a cliff!) yet is not too close to Highway One’s traffic noise. Throw in the bureaucratic-hoop-jumping that the state of California […]

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Dec 21

Douglas and Elizabeth’s San Francisco Garden Wedding

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding , San Francisco elopement

The intimate San Francisco garden wedding of Beth and Doug was filled with so much laughter that in looking for pictures to post here, it was hard to find any where they and their guests weren’t in some phase of laughter–ranging from what looked like a happy giggle all the way to doubled-over, OMG I’m […]

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Dec 20

Callie and Paolo’s Intimate Colorado Summer Wedding

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , Denver elopement , elopement ceremony

Callie and Paolo  traveled from Ontario, Canada to Denver to catch a Broncos game and–since neither of them likes being in the spotlight–they planned to be married in an intimate setting overlooking the Continental Divide on a glorious summer evening.”We’ve always wanted to go to Denver, plus Paolo is a big Denver Broncos fan,” said […]

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Dec 06

An Intimate Glen Oaks Ceremony for Anne and Chris

By Maureen Thomson | Big Sur wedding , California Destination Wedding , California Redwood Wedding , California wedding

Chris and Anne had their hearts set on eloping in Big Sur, with a specific venue in mind. But because of the Soberanes Fire, mudslides, flooding, and difficulty in securing wedding site locations in the area, I stepped in and offered an alternative setting.Planning an elopement from a distance can be tricky, especially if you’re […]

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Dec 01

A Vail Christmas Wedding for Jason and Blake

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , elopement ceremony , elopement locations , Vail Elopement , winter wedding

Jason and Blake wanted to elope in Vail during the 2017 New Year.  Fortunately, I know of a special place I refer to as “Hidden Gem”, away from the tourist hustle and bustle of Vail.  It was a gorgeous location for their ceremony, especially against the snowy backdrop in January. At the same time, it’s […]

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Nov 27

A San Francisco City Hall Christmas Wedding for Keri and Mario

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , elopement ceremony , San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall weddings are amazing, but a San Francisco City Hall CHRISTMAS wedding is the best! No need to add decorations, for the lights are all laid out for us (thank you, San Francisco City Hall workers!) and combined with the breathtaking architecture of the building, it made for a one-of-a-kind backdrop for […]

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