Esmeralda & Kendra Elope Among the Redwoods

By Maureen Thomson | California Destination Wedding

Dec 31
elope among the redwoods

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.

handing off the flowers

When they began wedding planning, they knew they wanted an intimate wedding to simply celebrate "them." They began researching different options and came across our website. Having visited California and falling in love with the redwood forests, an intimate wedding among the towering redwoods seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate the next chapter of their lives together.

And so it was that these two women gave us the honor of working with them to pull off the perfect intimate elopement ceremony among the redwoods.

saying I do among the redwoods
redwood kisses
redwood elopement cottage
eloping in the redwoods of california
walking down the path

These two simply exude joy when they're around each other and it was apparent in every photo we took!

sunlight embrace

Their bouquets were a bright yellow and contained peonies, sunflowers, chamomile, and mums--all tied up with a burlap ribbon..

the bouquets

What words best describe your wedding day?

"It was the best day of our lives…The weather was calm and serene, the sunlight was warm, the Red Woods were breath-taking, and everything was just perfect."

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

"The day was really about us. We were free to enjoy ourselves without the worry of tending to a large wedding party."

Any advice for other couples thinking of having an intimate wedding?

"Have fun with it. The point of eloping is to avoid the stress that comes along with wedding planning."


About the Author

Maureen Thomson is the owner of Blue Sky Elopements, which offers elopement weddings in California and Colorado. We offer our couples a stress free, all-inclusive fabulous, intimate wedding experience in outdoor locations of spectacular beauty.

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