Pandemic Border lockdowns cannot stop these two from having their dream wedding.
This day felt like it was two years in the making. With postponements and other speed bumps, it felt so good to finally meet Ruth and Tinisha who I’ve been talking with and dreaming of their elopement day. Their ultimate goal was to get married in Paris, but with COVID complications, they shifted their wedding to the other side of the country.
THE COUPLE + TEAM
These 2 flew from Florida to make their commitment to one another official on the Oregon Coast. Because they had never been over here before, they put all of their trust into their vendor team who they also had never met before. If I can give one piece of advice to anyone planning a wedding it would be to do just that. TRUST YOUR TEAM! We are in this for YOU! The result – a perfect October day at Hug Point. I felt so fortunate to be the first vendor for this team and getting to work with so many other talented West Coast individuals.
WHY YOU SHOULD ELOPE
When it comes to eloping, honestly I think it’s easier just to say where you wanna go or the vision you have for the day, and then just trust your team to run with the vision. All you should have to do is show up on your wedding day and just be surprised by the flowers, the sweetheart table, the ceremony set up, the views, everything. Ruth literally did a happy dance when Cassidy delivered her bouquet. She has a knack for that. Check out what she set up for her friend’s Steph and Teigh proposal.
Then when Tinisha said Ruth walking down the aisle at the beach, you could just see the joy radiating out of her knowing that she was finally going to get to say I do to her bride!!
So here are my three tips for anyone planning an elopement on the Oregon Coast:
Hire a vendor team from the area who will knock it out of the park.
Trust that your photographer will set up your day for the perfect lighting, and the perfect backdrops at the perfect spot that screams Pacific Northwest Beach Wedding.
Give a color palette, and overall vision to your design team and they’ll make it happen, and blow your mind with what they’re able to create with the freedom of tapping into what they do best.
So many people asked if this was a styled shoot and we had to keep telling them no, this was a REAL WEDDING! Are you ready to have the same thing?? Good, because I am ready to serve you and help connect you with a brilliant team of vendors!