Alexandria and Cody’s Catalina Island Elopement at Wrigley Memorial was an architectural dream! This lovely couple from San Diego, embarked on a romantic adventure by eloping on the picturesque Catalina Island. Seeking a unique experience and a getaway intertwined with their elopement, they chose the charming town of Avalon as their destination. As their elopement photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing their special moments throughout the day, from their preparations at Hotel Atwater to their enchanting ceremony atop a cliffside hilltop. Join me as we delve into the magical story of Alexandria and Cody’s Catalina Island elopement.
Best Hotels to Stay during your Elopement
Returning to Catalina Island after many years, Alexandria and Cody were filled with nostalgia and excitement. They checked into the delightful Hotel Atwater, where I documented their getting ready moments. The anticipation grew as we prepared for their first look, which took place in the elegant hotel lobby. Their eyes sparkled with joy as they laid eyes on each other, ready to embark on this memorable day.
Best Elopement Ceremony locations
We ventured to a cliffside hilltop for their intimate elopement ceremony, surrounded by breathtaking coastal vistas. With the gentle sea breeze and the mesmerizing azure waters as their backdrop, Alexandria and Cody exchanged heartfelt vows. It was a truly magical and intimate moment, shared in the embrace of Catalina Island’s natural beauty.
Best Elopement Activities
To add a touch of adventure to their elopement, we rented a golf cart and headed to the renowned Sandtrap for some delicious happy hour tacos! The sun-kissed coastal views complemented the flavorsome meal, creating a delightful and relaxed atmosphere for Alexandria and Cody to savor.
Next on our agenda was the remarkable Wrigley Memorial Botanical Gardens, a place that held a special allure for the couple due to its impressive architecture. We spent blissful hours amidst the vibrant flora and exquisite surroundings. We captured breathtaking wedding photos that reflected their love and the island’s natural splendor. The gardens provided a romantic and ethereal setting, making every frame a work of art.
As the day drew to a close, we concluded our photography session at the iconic Catalina Casino. This architectural masterpiece served as a stunning backdrop for Alexandria and Cody’s final portraits, adding a touch of glamour to their elopement memories. With their photos complete, they joyfully headed off to their elopement dinner!
Thank you for choosing me as your Catalina Island elopement photographer!
Alexandria and Cody’s elopement on Catalina Island was nothing short of a fairytale. Their love story unfolded against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes. As their elopement photographer, I am honored to have captured their unique journey and immortalized the love and joy they shared on their special day. Catalina Island will forever hold a special place in their hearts as the destination where their dreams became reality, surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature.
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