Dec 18

A Joy-filled Muir Woods Elopement for Kelsey and Jacob

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Elopement , California Elopement , California Redwood Elopement

Why Kelsey and Jacob Chose to Elope Five years after Jacob and Kelsey met on Tinder, he popped the question and–as for so many couples–the question of how and where to tie the knot became front and center. According to Kelsey: “Once we got engaged, we quickly realized that we had no desire to plan or […]

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Jul 29

A California Coastal Elopement for April and Ryan

By Maureen Thomson | Big Sur Elopement , California Beach Elopement , California Elopement

For April and Ryan, it was all about the two of them for their California Coastal Elopement.. Complete with sunny skies, a backdrop of mountains, cliffs and the Pacific ocean, April and Ryan shared an intimate just-for-the-two-of-them elopement wedding. After being a couple for seven years, they just didn’t want the wedding shebang for 200! […]

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Apr 22

Beware Potential Gaslighting from the Wedding Industrial Complex Over Covid-19

By Maureen Thomson | Elopement Tips & Advice

Regardless of what the Wedding Industrial Complex (and maybe even you!) hope for, larger gatherings are–at least temporarily–a thing of the past.In case it’s an unfamiliar term to you, “gaslighting” refers to a person or group who–in order to gather power–cleverly distorts facts to the point where their “victim” begins to doubt their own reality. When […]

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Feb 17

Natalie and Doug’s California Forest Elopement

By Maureen Thomson | California Elopement , California Redwood Elopement , Santa Cruz Elopement

Natalie and Doug’s Intimate California redwood forest elopement weddingTheir just-the-two-of-them wedding took place in our favorite private redwood setting just outside of Santa Cruz. Natalie and Doug were firm in their desire to have their wedding be just about the two of them without the trappings inherent in big wed-a-paloozas! We started off with a first […]

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