California and Colorado Elopements

How to apply for a wedding permit in California

Do you need a permit to get married on the beach in California? In most cases, yes you do. Most beaches in California are under state governance and require a permit for weddings of any size. Ditto the situation for California state parks--almost all of which do require a permit…

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Plan a California Beach Elopement in Ten Easy Steps

So, you think you want to elope on the beach in California Beach elopements are the embodiment of many couples' fantasy of the perfect, intimate place to tie the knot. California's beaches offer pristine waters, endless sand, towering cliffs and really cool rock formations--which all converge to create a breathtaking…

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Maija and Hally Married in the Redwoods of California

  Getting married in the redwoods of California was not the original plan! Then again, did anyone's wedding plans for 2020 turned out as expected? (If they did, I don't know about them!) So, no, the plan for Maija and Hally wasn't to elope. But Covid intervened, so they adjusted.…

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A Monterey Beach Elopement for Michelle and Brent

They weren't supposed to elope on the beach in Monterey A Monterey Beach Elopement was never in the "getting married" plan for Michelle and Brent. They were supposed to get married at an intimate B & B in Rhode Island--which is where Michelle was to graduate from Johnson and Wales…

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Rick and Haley’s Santa Cruz Cliff Overlook Elopement

At first, it was all about the redwoods... For Haley and Rick, the plan was to have a redwood wedding. They were envisioning tall trees, lots of green, ferns, moss. The quintessential California redwood wedding experience. So, that's what we gave them... or so we thought. We started out just…

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