Category Archives for "Santa Cruz Elopement"

Aug 02

Married on the Beach in Santa Cruz – Connie and Kenn

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

College sweethearts Kenn and Connie were married on the beach in Santa Cruz on the seventh anniversary of their first date. True romantics! With the sun going low in the sky, they said their I do’s against a backdrop of sand, waves and dramatic ocean cliffs.In keeping with the theme of their beach wedding, Connie and […]

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Dec 31

Esmeralda & Kendra Elope Among the Redwoods

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

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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Oct 30

Courtney and Aaron’s Santa Cruz Redwoods Wedding

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

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 Elopement , Santa Cruz Elopement

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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Apr 25

Kristin and Hoyt get Married in the California Redwoods

By Maureen Thomson | California Redwood Elopement , Santa Cruz Elopement

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 Elopement , Santa Cruz Elopement

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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