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!
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The amazing California elopement vendor team:
- Photographer/Stylist: Cori Story Photography
- HMUA: Hair Stories by Sue
- Crown & earrings: Green Alaska Decor
- Bridal cape: Champagne and Grit
- Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
- Suit: Zeglio
- Florals: A la Carte Flowers
- Table Designer: Joyfully Co.
- Cake: Jiae Park
- Stationery: Floraison Design Co.
- Flatlay Styling Assistant: Toreo Style
- Napkins: Borrowed Blu
- Rentals: 3 Little Birds Event Planning
- Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic