Aug 14

Alice and Mark Get Married on the Beach in San Francisco

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding , California Beach Wedding , California Destination Wedding , California wedding

Alice and Mark are California locals whose “dream wedding” was to have an intimate wedding for two. They wanted everything to be as simple as possible. All they needed help with was finding the perfect-for-them beach venue, an officiant and a photographer.When we talked about a backup plan in case of bad weather, Alice’s response was, “We’ll […]

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Aug 04

Jackie and Tyler’s Colorado Elopement

By Maureen Thomson | Breckenridge Elopement , Colorado elopement , elopement ceremony , Rocky Mountain elopement

When Jackie first contacted me, she said she and Tyler were coming from Missouri to Winter Park, Colorado in mid-June for their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties. Their plan while they were here was to sneak out of the festivities for a bit and get married on the quiet.Their Colorado elopement didn’t work out exactly […]

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Aug 02

Married in the Santa Cruz redwoods – Danielle and Frank’s Wedding Story

By Maureen Thomson | California Redwood Wedding , California wedding , elopement ceremony , Redwoods Weddings , Santa Cruz elopements

Frank and Danielle traveled from Baltimore to be married in the breathtaking Santa Cruz redwoods. When we talked about the options, the couple initially expressed interest in Big Sur, but with all the problems that Big Sur is having this year with mudslides and road wash-outs, they wisely opted for easier-to-access Santa Cruz Danielle explained that they […]

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Aug 01

A Destination Wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park for Karen and Steve

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , Rocky Mountain elopement , Rocky Mountain National Park elopement

It was a destination wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park for this couple from Michigan. When we had our consultation call in February to plan for their June nuptials, I pointed Steve and Karen in the direction of my favorite no-name spot in Rocky Mountain National ParkAway from the busy park foot traffic–which has increased substantially over […]

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Jul 27

A Colorado Springs Elopement for Molly and Daniel

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , Colorado Springs Elopement , elopement ceremony , elopement locations

We coordinate quite a few intimate weddings in Colorado Springs–most of them at Garden of the Gods Park. I heard a saying once that went something like, “Tourists go to Garden of the Gods. Locals go to Fox Run Park.”That certainly was the case for Molly and Daniel, who live in Colorado Springs. We had their ceremony at […]

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Jul 22

A Crested Butte Elopement for Keven and Michelle

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , Crested Butte Elopement , elopement ceremony , Rocky Mountain elopement

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun it was working with Keven and Michelle and ultimately meeting their delightful kids.When Keven told me he had triplet sons and Michelle had four kids of her own–including twin girls, I admit the theme from the Brady Bunch ran through my head for the rest of the […]

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Jul 13

An Outdoor Rocky Mountain Wedding for Angel and Andrew

By Maureen Thomson | Breckenridge Elopement , Colorado elopement , elopement ceremony , Rocky Mountain elopement , winter wedding

Having never been to Colorado, Angel and Andrew grasped right away the challenges of planning their outdoor Rocky Mountain wedding without help. As Angel put it to me in her first email, “Since there are several components to having a successful elopement (photographer, location, dinner/celebration for two afterwards, etc), I’m not sure if it would […]

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Jul 10

Brooke and Amy’s Colorado Destination Wedding

By Maureen Thomson | Colorado elopement , Colorado Springs Elopement , elopement ceremony , elopement locations

Brooke and Amy met when they separately moved to a new town for nursing school. Fast forward over five years and they wanted to be married in a destination wedding in Colorado that was all about fun–and not about stress!Not that they didn’t attempt to have a big wedding closer to home at first, but as […]

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