Category Archives for "California Redwood Wedding"

Oct 30

Courtney and Aaron’s Santa Cruz Redwoods Wedding

By Julie Monroe | California Destination Wedding , California Redwood Wedding , elopement ceremony , Redwoods Weddings , Santa Cruz elopements

Feeling overwhelmed with wedding suggestions and input from family and friends, Courtney and Aaron opted for a stress-free ceremony among the redwoods near Santa Cruz.Being in nature is very important to these two, and the idea of starting their new life together beneath the magnificent old trees seemed magical and romantic.The unique mix of casual […]

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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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May 27

A Santa Cruz Redwoods Wedding for Jennifer and Justin

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

When Jennifer emailed me on April 10th and said she wanted to work with us to have an elopement wedding and “the sooner the better,” I jumped into action. Normally, I don’t take on  weddings with less than a month’s lead time, but I could tell immediately when I spoke to Jenn that she was on […]

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Apr 25

Kristin and Hoyt get Married in the California Redwoods

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

One of the words I hear frequently used by couples that get married amid the California redwoods is “magical.” There is something ethereal and sacred about these majestic forests that inevitably leads to an enchanted wedding day experience. The redwood setting chosen by Kristin and Hoyt in Santa Cruz is one of my favorites. To get to […]

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Apr 04

Julie and Dan’s Intimate Santa Cruz Redwood Wedding

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

Julie and Dan wanted an intimate and wooded venue for their elopement in July. I pointed them in the direction of my favorite Santa Cruz redwood wedding venue–the Redwood Trail Loop site in Henry Cowell State Park. The site is majestic, with towering redwood trees that filter in the sunlight on a late afternoon summer day. The wedding […]

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Feb 23

A San Francisco Redwoods Wedding for Kate and Aaron

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

Kate and Aaron opted for a cozy and romantic elopement under the San Francisco redwoods.Most couples don’t think of San Francisco when it comes to having a redwood wedding, but the fact is that there are several pockets of redwoods throughout the city that make a splendid woodsy backdrop.Our photographer caught up with Kate and Aaron at […]

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Feb 13

Taylor and Jordan’s Wedding at Muir Woods

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

Coming from Florida–where forests are not exactly abundant–Taylor and Jordan longed to be married underneath California’s towering redwoods. We initially discussed several options–including Big Sur, Santa Cruz and the East Bay. But ultimately, they settled on a Muir Woods wedding–specifically in Cathedral Grove.That site requires a $255 permit for weddings of any size, so we rolled that into […]

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