Category Archives for "California wedding"

Dec 31

A California Coast Destination Wedding for Olivia and Paul

By Maureen Thomson | California Destination Wedding , California wedding

The Rocky Point Restaurant was the venue for the California coast destination wedding of Olivia and Paul.In early October, these two traveled from Minnesota with their families to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony overlooking the Pacific. The day was gorgeous and festive. The bride was stunning and the groom was beaming.What more could […]

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Dec 31

Esmeralda & Kendra Elope Among the Redwoods

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

It was love at first sight for these two adventure-loving gals. And after twelve years of love and laughter, Kendra and Esmeralda eloped among the redwoods of Santa Cruz in a sun-kissed ceremony.When they began wedding planning, they knew they wanted an intimate wedding to simply celebrate “them.” They began researching different options and came across […]

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Dec 31

Brett & Lanett Married in the California Redwoods

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

Lanett contacted me on August 12th saying she and Brett wanted to be married in the California redwoods on September 8th. Could I make that happen?I normally don’t take bookings with less than a month to go, but Lanett was so enthusiastic and I could tell she was eager to make the wedding happen.So–what the heck! […]

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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 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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Nov 19

Jackie and Camaron’s San Francisco Elopement

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

Jackie and Camaron had originally planned on a wedding in North Carolina, but the process became overwhelming as their plans grew. After considering a Las Vegas elopement, Jackie and Camaron contacted me to help them plan a ceremony in a beautiful church north of San Francisco.Jackie was all about “sunset red” carnations so we designed […]

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