June 5, 2023

Adventure Weddings + Elopements, Catalina Island, Portfolio

Art Deco Inspired Adventurous Elopement on Catalina Island // Lexi & Cody

Lexi and Cody’s Catalina Island elopement is a love story intertwined with the beauty of Catalina Island, where they decided to elope in the vibrant springtime. As frequent vacationers to the island, they shared a special connection with this picturesque destination. It was on the Green Pier, where Cody proposed to Lexi, making Catalina Island the obvious choice for their elopement.

“Jenn is absolutely the best. I came across her on Google when looking up “Catalina elopements” and after the first zoom call we had, I knew she was the perfect person to hire for our elopement! Jenn was in constant communication with me the whole 8 months prior to our elopement and would answer any questions that came up. The makeup artist she referred was an absolute dream! Jenn created a checklist that made getting all the little things done as stress-free as possible and created the perfect timeline for our day. On the day of our elopement, my husband and I felt like we were with a friend the whole time rather than our photographer, and her second shooter was also amazing! Our elopement was exactly what we wanted in our favorite place thanks to Jenn!”

– Lexi and Cody

Getting Ready at Atwater Hotel

Their elopement day commenced with getting ready moments captured in their hotel room at the charming Atwater Hotel. After Lexi slipped into her dress, she shared a heartfelt “first look moment” with her father. The raw emotion captured during this intimate exchange made for unforgettable memories.

With excitement in the air, the bride and groom had their own “first look moment” by an iconic tiled fountain in the city center. We seized the opportunity to capture some stunning photos before meeting their loved ones and embarking on a short but adventurous walk to the ceremony location.

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Best Ceremony Locations on Catalina Island

The ceremony was a deeply moving experience as Lexi and Cody shared their personal vows, leaving not a dry eye in the intimate gathering of family members. With exchanged rings and a heartfelt pronouncement of marriage, the celebration began. They popped champagne, and danced to their favorite song overlooking the bay.

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Romantic Wedding Photos on Catalina Island

Spending the day with Lexi and Cody was an absolute blast! Their energy was contagious as we ventured through the picturesque hilltops, capturing spontaneous and candid moments. As part of their adventure elopement, we made a stop at a charming pizza shop in town. I love how these candid photos truly captured their playful spirits.

Elopement Day Activity – Go on an Adventurous Boat Ride on your Wedding Day

A highlight of their day was a boat ride, one of their favorite activities on the island. Renting a boat from Joe’s Rent A Boat, a favorite activity they do together when they vacation to Catalina Island. After I captured enough memories of them on the boat, they went off by themselves and explored the island’s coastline. One thing I love about elopements is the opportunity that couples have to go off and spend time together during the day!

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Best Elopement Beaches on Catalina Island

After they got back from their boat ride, Lexi changed into her beach dress. We captured their love against the backdrop of the stunning beach during golden hour. The momentum of the day continued with spontaneity and excitement, leading to magical and breathtaking beach photos.

Lexi and Cody joined their family for a casual dinner at Steve’s Steakhouse, reminiscing on the day’s adventures and celebrating their love.

Lexi and Cody’s Catalina Island elopement was a true testament to their shared love for adventure and each other. From emotional moments to fun-filled activities, their elopement showcased the beauty of spontaneous celebrations and cherished memories.

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