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Point Reyes Elopement | 5 essential Tips on Eloping

Elaborate weddings are not for everyone, and those free spirits out there, it’s kind of fun to go where the wind blows you. Elopements are a great way to declare your love and explore the world at the same time. What better way to begin a marriage than with an adventure?!

Emily and Steve’s authentic and oh-so-romantic elopement was so breathtaking that it inspired me to write short post for others who may be considering the same. Here are five essential tips after watching these two wanderlusters tie the knot at Point Reyes, California:

  1. Pick a location that is meaningful to the two of you. 

Ask for location recommendations from your photographer (they might need to obtain special permits, so make sure they will do that for you). These two went with an indie vibe for their elopement, so I knew the grassy hillside beauty of Point Reyes and the mossy forest would be perfect for these two (we even had some fog early on for the moodier photos). The environment really sets the tone.

  1. Go with the flow.

Lots of things come up during any wedding day, even elopements. Many elopements are outdoors, so take the weather into consideration. Or, sometimes the location is busier than expected. Have a plan B set up, and enjoy whatever comes your way. It makes for a great story!

  1. Wear what YOU want. 

As demonstrated by the lovely bride, Emily, wedding dresses don't have to be white. Wear what you love and what is totally "you.” I’m love with the way these photos turned out with the dark train of her dress trailing out behind her in the wind, standing out against the white sand below here. Amazing!

  1. Keep it simple.

The point of an elopement is to focus on each other. Some couples invite close family members or a best friend, which is fun! Just make sure you’ll be able to savor the time together and do what you want to do without worrying about appeasing a large crew.

  1. Pick your perfect photographer, duh! 

This person will be with you through the whole thing – and might be the only other person there! Make sure you connect and feel comfortable with them and that they are comfortable and supportive of your vision!

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