For destination elopements, I always love sharing the beauty of Pismo Beach, seeing the sites of California, and helping couples have a simple beach elopement. This couple traveled from South Dakota to come to California for a simple beach elopement and honeymoon trip. It’s such a great idea to have a destination elopement and honeymoon all in the same week! And who doesn’t enjoy a week long celebration of love?!?
When the bride first contacted me she wanted a simple beach elopement with family. She wanted someone to not only help with the wedding but offer suggestions on places to stay and ideas for a small reception. And guess what…we did all of that and more! The more part came when she was in a panic about her hair. She decided she wanted it done so I connected one of our awesome hair and make up gals. She squeezed her in and I even was there for a few getting ready pictures and even the first look. Event hough you are having a simple beach elopement , you can still have all the great parts of a wedding. When couples are stressed with wedding planning, I always like helping brides take away the stress and come in to help.
To make the trip extra special, the bride surprised the groom with first class tickets for their trip to California. This extra touch was a great start to their simple beach elopement . The couple drove from SouthDakota to Denver to catch a flight into LAX airport. From there, they spend few days exploring La La land and seeing the sights. I then picture them in a convertible cruising the coast up to Pismo Beach – top down, sun in their face and love in their hearts.
I connected with the bride once she made it to town. She’d already checked out a few local places for food and drink. One of her favorite places to eat was the Cracked Crab in Pismo Beach. She was feeling great and excited for the wedding.
The couple had their 1st look at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach. This hotel is one of my favorites – amazing ocean view, newly remodeled rooms, and a path to the beach. After getting some 1st look pictures with palm trees in the background we strolled down to the beach so they could seal their love this a kiss! It was a beautiful sunny day for a simple beach elopement, the bride walked bear foot on the rocks as the waves splashed on the rocks. The family stood around the couple and shared in their special day.
After the ceremony, Spyglass Inn set up a small reception for the guests. Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach has an awesome view of the Pacific blue ocean from their reception venue.
It was the perfect simple beach elopement !