Pismo Beach Destination Elopement – Traveling all the way from Colorado, this couple wanted to experience all California had to offer. They flew into San Jose and drove down the 101 to Pismo Beach for their Pismo Beach destination elopement.
It could not have been a more beautiful day for the couple’s special elopement ceremony! They were staying at the Dolphin Bay hotel so we coordinated a wedding ceremony steps away on the beach and then photos over looking the ocean after the ceremony. The tide was great that day for an ocean ceremony with their toes in the sand. The bride wore a beautiful modern, sleek satin dress with labradorite earrings. For her bouquet she wanted them in blue, green, lavender and ivory. The bouquet was the perfect accent to her wedding dress with white Cala lilies dusted with purple, dark maroon greenery, purple roses, and accents of blue.
Before the ceremony, we coordinated a first look where the groom was waiting on the beach for her bride to be. We were able to get a few photos of the bride before she walked up to surprise her groom. It was such a sweet 1st look where the bride and groom embraced each other and spoke words of affection. During the ceremony the ocean was a bright blue color and the couple were able to have a special, private ceremony. Peter and Sarah shared with the officiant qualities they liked in each other and a wish for their future. I always love it when couple have such sweet words to say about each other. All the qualities they shared reminds me of a quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browing, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” There were so many ways in which the couple loved each other. (On another note, I actually looked up the whole poem and have included in this link.)
The couple was going to be spending some more time in California during their Pismo Beach Destination Elopement and decided to take a drive up the coast, North of Pismo Beach. After Pismo Beach, on Highway 101, you will get to the next beach town called Avila Beach. Avila Beach is a cute little beach town with a hike to the lighthouse, restaurants serving fish and chips and calm waves. From Avila Beach, travel through San Luis Obispo to Highway 1. In San Luis Obispo, visit mom and pop shops and eat at local places for famous tip sandwiches at Firestone Grill or stop off for tapas and drinks at Luna Red. Next, on Highway 1, you will se Morro Bay in the distance. You won’t miss the big rock! A quaint little downtown serves up seafood and little shops carry shells, local crafts and even a variety of succulents in their garden shop. There are a few more stops on Highway 1 up to Big Sur. Just enjoy the ocean view and stops along the way!
How Do I Love Thee? Sonnet 43 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.