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California Redwood Forest Weddings

California elopements aren’t just about beaches; many of our couples tell us they want to be married amid the lush redwood forests that are unique to California.

From the Redwood Empire in the northernmost part of the state (which is where the biggest and oldest redwood trees live) to the Santa Cruz mountains and down to Big Sur, we’ve uncovered gorgeous redwood groves that are perfect for intimate weddings. Many of these are little-known, out of the way or private sites far from the usual tourist crowds. There are even some in-town redwood sites close to San Francisco.

We’re husband and wife team Maureen Thomson & Jeremy Myers and we love elopement weddings. (We had one ourselves!) We and our crew of talented local wedding professionals have been putting together small weddings filled with laughter and happy tears in California since 2002.

There’s something utterly magical about exchanging vows under centuries-old redwood trees. There are also some things to think about–perhaps some things that may not occur to you…cuz…you know…you don’t get married every day of the week… (That’s why you have us!)

The biggest hurdle that couples face when planning a destination California redwood wedding or elopement is finding the perfect redwood site. We’ve got that covered for you. As part of our Location Consulting Services, we’ll point you in the direction of redwood venues that will give your wedding that deep in the woods feeling (while not actually having to hike for hours to get there!).

After finding the perfect-for-you redwood wedding location, obtaining the required permit can be a nightmare for the inexperienced. Sometimes the parties that own these venues don’t make it easy! Fortunately, we’ve navigated all the federal, state, county and local governments that manage these sites and we can handle the permit process for you. Trust me–this will save you excessive bouts of hair-tearing!

We also have exclusive arrangements with some private redwood sites. This might be the way to go if you have 20-30 guests. Some of our private redwood venues also provide onsite lodging and catering for an all-in-one-exclusive California redwood wedding experience.

Areas of California with Redwood Wedding Sites

  • Redwood Empire (Northernmost part of the state)
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Santa Cruz
  • Big Sur
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What's Included in Our Redwood Elopement Packages?

Our packages include anything you want that's elopement wedding-related. Our most popular Redwood elopement packages include the items below, but we also assist with finding lodging, restaurants, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique ceremony environments (hot air balloons, hiking weddings, adventure elopements, etc.) Just ask! We’ll make a custom offering just for you.

Photography Services

Stunning photography to capture your special day.

Officiating Services

Professional wedding officiants performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story.

Flowers

Gorgeous bouquets & boutonnieres in your choice of flowers and colors.

Hair & Makeup

Our professional stylists will come to you to ensure you look your absolute best.

Videography Services

A professionally made highlight video of your elopement wedding day creates a treasured memory.

Location Consulting

A Blue Sky Elopements exclusive! All the support & resources you need to confidently choose a venue...

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.

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Why choose us for your California Redwood Wedding elopement?

Work only with the Best Professionals

No need to spend hours (days!) looking for quality wedding pros that specialize in intimate California weddings. We'll give you access to our network of hand-picked wedding professionals who are passionate about elopement weddings and deliver the highest quality services.

Eliminate Stress

Your personal elopement wedding coordinator will coordinate all the details of your elopement package and serve as your go-to person right up to the day of your wedding. We'll bring your wedding vision to life; all you'll need to do is show up and enjoy.

Secluded Venues

We'll help you find the perfect-for-you place to elope. We've uncovered spectacular, but lesser-known outdoor sites and put together a list of our favorite outdoor elopement venues complete with descriptions, photos, videos and permit requirements. We include this as part of every package.

Free Consultation

We offer a free no-strings phone consultation to get a feel for what you're envisioning for your elopement wedding, answer your questions and explain how we can help make your wedding vision a reality.