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Featured: A San Diego Beach Elopement

A romantic San Diego beach wedding

Have you ever dreamed of eloping at the edge of the ocean? Can you picture your cake being backset by the sea? Do you see yourself walking hand in hand above the crashing waves? If so, this San Diego Beach Elopement is going to totally inspire you!

Tucked at the bottom of a tiny staircase built into the edge of the cliffs lies Carlsbad’s secret surf beach. We trekked down the stairs carrying arms full of flowers and cake while the locals zipped up their wetsuits and waxed their boards. You have to time it perfectly, to wait for the waves to crash against the rock cliff and dance back out to sea to make you move towards the private beach around the bend but when you get there it’s the most romantic place you could imagine.

We wanted to keep everything very romantic, playing up the beach setting with tropical accents.  Love Anne Joy teamed up with Happily Ever Etched to style the shoot, keeping the natural color palette of the beach with shades of blue and gray.  It was important that we maintained a sophisticated and modern design as well, so we incorporated pops of amber, copper, and rose gold.  Love Anne Joy’s floral design team combined tropical and traditional wedding flowers, mixing both peonies and proteas in the same bouquet to highlight the theme of the shoot.

There were plenty of opportunities to personalize the elopement, so Happily Ever Etched put their laser cutting skills to work and created pineapple cocktail stirrers, a fun pineapple cut out with a sweet quote, and a beautiful keepsake with the couple’s vows engraved into an acrylic mirror.  Cherished Rentals helped us deck out our table top with gorgeous dinnerware and Chasing Linen provided a hand lettered, water color menu to bring it all together. With the help of Sweet Salvage, we created an ultra-romantic setting with a low rustic table, a plush soft blue vintage chair, and a variety of pillows and rugs that we paired with Sweet Jelly Parties’ lace canopy.  And no celebration is complete without a gorgeous cake and an assortment of delicious desserts created by The French Confection Co.  Our stunning bride was styled in by the lovely Sweet Pea and adorned with accessories from the ladies of Styled by TC.

A Boho beach tent wedding

This stunning boho inspired tent created an intimate setting for the bride and groom to relax and have a glass of champagne after saying their “I do’s.”

An intimate wedding on the beach in San Diego

Drinks and dessert couldn’t have a better view than this little cliff on the edge of the ocean. Cherished Rentals created the perfect table scape for this elopement featuring custom engraved champagne flutes, marbled macaroons and a hand painted menu.

A beautiful beachside wedding

A San Diego beach elopement

A custom engraving to share the big news with your friends and family also serves as a perfect keepsake to remember your big day.

A romantic tropical wedding bouquet

A romantic beachside wedding

A beachside wedding can be intimate, elegant and tropical!

Personalized wedding vows engraved on glass as a creative keepsake

This beautiful engraved glass by Happily Ever Etched is such a creative way to share your vows and display them in your home after your big day.

A delicate bridal headpiece from Styled by TC

A San Diego luxury beach wedding

A Beautiful San Diego beach elopement table scape and calligraphy menu. The Exquisite Weddings Magazine summer Issue featuring a beach elopement in San Diego

This beautiful beach elopement was just featured in Exquisite Weddings Magazine! You can order your copy here or grab a copy at your local Target, Vons or Barnes and Noble.

Team of Vendors:

 Planning/Design/Florals:@loveannejoy | Custom Engraving: @happilyeveretched | Rentals: @sweetsalvagerentals | Rentals:@SweetJellyParties | Tablescape:@cherishedrentals | Dress: @sweetpeacerritos |Accessories: @styledbytc |Cake/Desserts:@thefrenchconfectionco | Calligraphy: @chasinglinen