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If Marie Antoinette Had a Picnic Wedding at the Beach

Emma and Will rented a house for their June wedding and the bride’s father married them on the beach. Their friends sang to them during ceremony, Emma’s niece was their flower girl and she choose sequin dresses for the bridal party because she wanted everybody to sparkle!

The bride has a deep fascination with French history and style but getting married in French chateau was not an option so they replicated the look in Maine. “The theme started as Marie Antoinette goes on a picnic, so pale pink, French blue and gold”, Emma wrote. “I collected French porcelain and planned out all the details. Over time we added in more details like cherry blossoms that symbolise hope for us, and we incorporated nautical touches with lobster cookies and oyster shell name cards.”

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Bohemian Woodland Elopement with a Beach Picnic Reception

Bre and Collin knew that they wanted Big Sur in California to be their wedding destination, but had no clue how they wanted to go about it. With Covid, their wedding plans had to drastically change/ They started looking up photographers in Big Sur and stumbled across Flora Gibson on Instagram. “I instantly fell in love with her style and knew I had to have her as my photographer but we didn’t really know all of our options,” Bri told us. After looking over Flora’s website they saw an option for an elopement. “I was instantly curious and started my research. I found that an elopement didn’t have to be us running away to Vegas without our parents permission. Flora offered everything we wanted from an intimate setting to our picnic on the beach.”

After officially making the decision to elope versus the traditional option of a wedding ceremony, the couple know that they needed to find a way to include family. They decided to host a Zoom meeting where family and friends could join them while they read their vows to one another and had family members write them letters. For this pair, this was the perfect workaround for doing things their way, but also including their families in their big day.

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Moody, California Coast Elopement

High-school sweethearts Erika and Garrett couldn’t let 2020 (and their 10-year anniversary) pass without at least one good thing happening, so when it got to December they decided to plan their elopement in just one week.

With a budget of $1,000, they just wanted to present their authentic selves on the day. They were originally due to get married at Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, so as they loved their venue so much, decided to hold their elopement ceremony as close to it as they could.

Together with their ten guests, they walked to the ocean front bluff, for a simple ceremony performed by a mutual friend. Erika wore a dress from ASOS with a floral headband from Kochetova via Etsy, and her trusty Doc Martens. Garrett wore a Kenneth Cole suit from Macy’s

Erika’s bouquet ended up being completely free! “I’d attempted to get flowers from a local shop, but due to COVID they were all closed. I was left with little option than putting together my own bouquet with flowers from Whole Foods, and when I told them what it was for, the store gave them to me for free!”

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Winter Beach Elopement with Celestial Elements and A Floral Decorated Jeep

MaryAnn and Braden got married on the beach at Cape Hatteras on December 9th 2020. It was an intimate elopement which was very much inspired by Rock n Roll Bride. “You guys inspired us so much while we were planning”, the bride told us. They also played homage to their love of adventure and the colours of the night’s sky. They used a lot of blue, purple and silver to give the look of both the starry night sky and the ocean, and used wintery textures in the florals.

Their wedding date was exactly four years from the anniversary of their first date and their first date definitely inspired the wedding. They started the day by driving to the beach together in their Jeep which the florist bride had decorated with flowers, “The Jeep is very special to me and has been in our family for years. Most of our first date took place driving around in the Jeep!”

“I am a florist so flowers are a huge part of my life! We specialise in unique and fun arrangements and it was so fun to get to do my own flowers after years of helping other brides bring their vision to life.”

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Pebble Beach Elopement in Italy

Michael and Jenna, from England, have known each other since they were three! They decided to go to Italy to elope on the pebble beach below the cliffs of Punta Aderci in September. They stayed in Abruzzo for four days with three of their friends.

Having a destination ceremony meant they hired the wedding planners at Creamano to pull everything together for them. “Our wedding was intimate and so sweet”, they told us. “The pandemic made everything more complicated but we were determined to do what we wanted and to be ourselves. We really appreciate everything our wedding planner and photographer did for us.”

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Micro Australian Beach Wedding with a Silver Sequin Dress

Jac and Matt’s November wedding was, like so many 2020 couples, smaller than they thought it would be. Although they didn’t get the big party of a wedding which they initially planned, after having to reschedule twice, they decided to pair everything back and just elope on a beach instead.

The couple met when they were teenagers but lost contact, only reconnecting in their mid-twenties. They had a ceremony at Sandringham Beach in Victoria followed by a cake cutting and drinks reception at the nearby park. Matt’s mum put together a platter of nibbles and made a cake, and Jac’s sister made a cocktail for everyone.

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