Edgy, Boho Chic California Elopement

April 5, 2020

San Luis Obispo California Beach Wedding

This San Luis Obispo California beach wedding is everythinggggg! I’m just in awe of how much I love my job but WHATS NEW!!! These two lovers had such a softness about them but were also super playful, laid back and always just 100000% themselves and I loved that so much. And do NOT get me started on how stunning these humans were! Their love literally radiated from their souls onto their gorgeous faces, perfect hair and piercing eyes! And then bubbled over onto one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever gotten to shoot!!!

The ceremony set-up was out of this world!! A hanging floral installation over the ceremony altar had allll the gorgeous natural and blush tones!! So perfect for the macramé arbor and vintage rugs!! The gorgeous Megan brought the glammmmmm with her sheer one-shoulder wedding dress!! I live and die for glam and glitter and loved how moveable and easy breezy it was too! I loveee the combo of boho and glam for this California beach wedding! We got some gorgeous bridal portraits on the beach before her bridesmaids joined her for some fun wedding party portraits!! Can we talk about their mismatched velvet bridesmaid dresses?? Color palette of my dreams!! I love that these ladies kicked their shoes off and stayed barefoot!! It was a toes in the sand, sun shining kind of day!!

After the cutest ceremony they shared a craft cocktail on the beach!! Such a perfect way to toast to their life as newlyweds!! And I am droooling over the tablescape with pampas grass, candles, boho floral centerpieces, and natural linens!! And of courseeee a beach blanket and throw pillows for seating!!

After a couple drinks (& snacks duh), we ran off to capture some golden hour bride and groom portraits!!! The sunset over the water was magical!!!! Have I mentioned how much I love San Luis Obispo??? It’s theeeee best place in California for an intimate beach wedding!! These two chased each other around the beach, ran up and down the sand dunes, and did notttt stop smiling!! So obsessed with these two and how perfect their day was for them!!!

Lets also chat about how your wedding can be whateverrrrr you make it!!! Want all the gorgeous details but none of your third removed cousins you haven talked to since you were 5? DO IT! You can have the most beautiful reception ever with just your closest people it you want to!! Want to be barefoot the entire day? Ok sameeeee, done! Want to spend golden hour chasing the sunset and the best views with just you and your person (and me lol) I AM IN!!! Whatever you want, do that – promise you won’t regret it!!

Styling, design, planning & rentals: Santa Barbara Picnic Co. & Avenue Twelve Rentals for the wedding chairs!!
Styling & Design assist: Sophia Goff
Florals: Intrepid Floral Co.
Tabletop: Otis + Pearl Partywares
Plates: Ekobo
Invites: Aubrey Kash Designs
Stationery at beach: Minted
Dress: Rent Me a Dress
Tux: The Black Tux
Jewelry: Marrin Costello