Brett & Lanett Married in the California Redwoods

By Maureen Thomson | California Destination Wedding

Dec 31
married in the California redwoods

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! I went with it.

California redwoods walk

One potential snag...they wanted to be married in the redwoods of Santa Cruz and they wanted a male minister. My male minister in the area had another wedding that south hour away on a good day. 

And this was a Friday.

HELLOOOOO!! Santa Cruz/Monterey rush hour!

Pastor Nate was willing to make the trek (Pastor Nate's a sucker for a good love story) as long as Lanett and Brett scheduled their ceremony so he didn't have to drive like a maniac along the California coast to get to his next wedding.

They happily complied and set the ceremony time for 2:00 PM.

the ceremony

Lanett was radiant--wearing a fuchsia bolero-style knit jacket over her sequined wedding gown. Our hair and makeup stylist shaped her tresses into cascading curls.

The smile, however, was all Lanett's!

two hearts one love

Lanett's bouquet contained French lavender and white Gerber daisies

What words best describe your wedding day?

"Breathtaking, Serene, Tranquil!! A Fairytale, Dream Come True, Unforgettable, Magical Wedding Day!!"

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

"When we wiped away my tears of joy together as we said our vows to each other and became husband and wife."

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

"The best thing about having and intimate wedding was that it was Simple, Amazing and stress free. Our family told us both that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. The location was breathtaking and tranquil. The smell of the redwoods as we all walked the wedding path will stay with us all forever.."

the newlyweds

"We are extremely happy with the service provided by Maureen and the vendors she provided made our Special Day truly stress free. Our hair stylist was amazing; she made me look and feel so beautiful when she did my hair and makeup. Our officiant performed a wonderful elopement ceremony.
Our photographer was awesome--she took amazing pictures.
The location was spectacular, breathtaking and romantic!!
Thank You!"


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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