May 2, 2024

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Redwood Wedding Elopement | Santa Cruz Elopement | Natalie and Brett

Natalie and Brett’s redwood wedding elopement was a day full of creativity and fun! This adventurous couple hailing from Canada, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to California for their elopement and a scenic road trip adventure. Their love story unfolded amidst the towering redwoods and picturesque coastline of Santa Cruz, a serene alternative to their original plan of tying the knot in Big Sur.

As their elopement planner, the recent road closure along Hwy 1 forced us to shift gears from our initial Big Sur destination to the enchanting backdrop of Santa Cruz. While known for its vibrant college beach town vibe, Santa Cruz boasts hidden gems of majestic redwoods, rugged coastlines, and secluded beaches—perfect for an intimate ceremony.

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Santa Cruz Wedding Venue

Their day began in a cozy cabin, where Natalie indulged in professional hair and makeup services, accentuated by a bouquet of flowers that echoed the natural beauty surrounding them. Once both were ready, they exchanged heartfelt vows amidst the tranquil embrace of the redwoods, serenaded by the melodies of chirping birds—a moment of pure magic.

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Redwood Wedding Elopement Photographer

Following their intimate ceremony, they shared their first dance amidst the whispering trees before venturing into the depths of the forest for creative and stunning portraits, capturing the essence of their love against the backdrop of nature’s grandeur.

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Eloping Ideas

A delectable sushi lunch awaited them, adding a touch of culinary delight to their elopement celebration. And what better way to sweeten the day than with a stop in downtown Santa Cruz for some indulgent ice cream—a treat to savor as they strolled through the quaint streets.

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Sunset Beach Wedding Photography

As the sun began its descent, they ventured to a secluded beach, bathed in the warm hues of golden hour, where their love story was immortalized through the lens of their photographer. With each click of the camera, their bond grew stronger, capturing the essence of their love as they basked in the beauty of the setting sun.

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Starry Night Wedding Photos

But the magic didn’t end there. As twilight descended, they embraced the enchantment of the blue hour, followed by a whimsical session of starry night wedding photos—a testament to their love shining bright against the canvas of the night sky.

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Campfire Wedding Ideas & Last Dance

The day drew to a close with a cozy campfire, where they danced under the stars, the crackling flames a backdrop to their last moments of an unforgettable day—a day marked by love, laughter, and the promise of a lifetime together.

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