September 23, 2019

California Elopement Inspiration at Palos Verdes

WEDDING

AS SEEN ON THE PERFECT PALETTE

“Come away with me to a love as deep and wild and endless as the sea,
Come away with me and be my love, where the ocean meets the cliffs.”   

I’ve always loved being near the ocean and watching the sunsets. There’s something that draws me in and mesmerizes me. The constant waves kissing the cliffs over and over brings an image of two lovers coming together. I used this to create a vision for this California elopement inspiration at Palos Verdes.

Have you always dreamed about having an oceanside California elopement?

I got my inspiration for my moodboard from the tidepools and cliffs in Palos Verdes, California. Planning this shoot, I wanted to contrast the push and pull of the smooth ocean and the rocky cliffsides. Everything was planned around this push-and-pull contrasting theme, from choosing the outfits to deciding how the custom stationery would look.

In a way, the groom was an embodiment of the cliffs and the bride was the embodiment of the ocean. I pulled inspiration for the vibrant florals from the beautiful sunsets that I love.

On the day of the shoot, the clouds were rolling in and out. We thought about leaving early, since at first it didn’t look like the sunset would be coming out from the clouds.

But slowly, the light grew stronger and the air grew hazier as the clouds burst into color. We were granted one of the most amazing and romantic sunsets ever to end the day.

I believe the first sunset as newlyweds should be something special and intimate, brimming with hope and love for the next chapter. We stood marveling at the view over the Pacific Ocean before hiking back up in the dark.

Keep scrolling to see the amazing sunset that we caught during this California elopement shoot!

blue bridal shoes and flowers
elegant wedding dinner menus and florals
monogrammed ribbon laid on antique tray surrounded by colorful flowers
coastal inspired wedding invitation surrounded by pearls and blue bridal shoes
pearl encrusted blue bridal shoes nad jewelry
pale purple wedding dress covered in lace and pearls
blue bridal shoes and pearl bridal crown
coastal inspired elegant wedding day details
coastal inspired elegant wedding day details
coastal inspired elegant wedding day details
woman looking into mirror as she gets ready
bride sitting near window light and smiling
woman in pearl crown fastening large diamond earrings
bride wearing pearl crown
bride wearing pearl crown having her hair done
grooms wedding day details
man in black suit fixing his tie
man in black suit buttoning up shirt sleeves
groom's wedding day details
man in black suit lacing up leather dress shoes
man in black suit buttoning up shirt sleeves
man in suit tying shoe laces
groom in 3 piece suit
bride in purple gown and pearl crown holds colorful bouquet overlooking the ocean
bride in purple gown and pearl crown holds colorful bouquet overlooking the ocean as veil blows in wind
bride in purple gown and pearl crown holds colorful bouquet overlooking the ocean
man in 3 piece black suit with colorful boutonniere
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean
bright pink wedding bouquet
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean
woman in purple wedding gown holds up elegant pink ocean-inspired wedding invitation
bright pastel colored wedding cake and cupcakes
bright pastel colored wedding cake and cupcakes
bright pastel colored wedding cake and cupcakes
bride and groom toast champagne at oceanside California elopement
bride and groom toast champagne at oceanside California elopement
bride and groom toast champagne at oceanside California elopement
bride and groom toast champagne at oceanside California elopement
bride and groom have romantic table for two at oceanside California elopement
ocean inspired table setting at California elopement
bride and groom laughing
ocean inspired table setting at California elopement
bride and groom laughing during private sunset dinner overlooking ocean
bride and groom laughing during private sunset dinner overlooking ocean
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom stand on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom hold hands on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride stands on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride stands on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom reach for each other on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom reach for each other on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom embrace  on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom embrace  on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom embrace  on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom embrace  on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom embrace  on rocky outcropping overlooking ocean and colorful sunset
bride and groom walk hand in hand after oceanside California elopement
bride and groom walk hand in hand after oceanside California elopement

THIS SHOOT WAS FEATURED ON THE PERFECT PALETTE! CLICK TO SEE THE FULL FEATURE!

The amazing California elopement vendor team:

IF YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ELOPE ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST, THEN CONTACT ME TO START PLANNING!

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