California elopement by Jill Thomas

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An elopement: possibly a scary idea if you don’t want to offend family & friends, or possibly one of the best decisions you can make. Let’s put it this way – if you have Jill Thomas photographing your elopement and Kami Christensen styling you to the T, you’ll most undoubtedly never regret that you chose to celebrate your marriage with just your hunny by your side. That’s pretty much what happened with Jill + Drew after they saw this couple elope. It took only a few months for their wedding plans to teeter from having a larger celebration to what you see here.

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Stunning to no end. Jill and Kami, you’re rockstars at delivering beauty!

Photography: Jill Thomas / Styling: Kami Christensen / Bride’s dress: J.Crew / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Earrings: Sequin / Necklace: Michi Girl / Sweater: Anthropologie / Groom’s suit: Bonobos / Boots: Timberland / Tie: Good Heaven /¬†Venue: Costanoa Resort (South of San Francisco, CA)

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jenn {bow tie & bustle} on Aug 18, 2011

GORGEOUS. GORGEOUS. GORGEOUS. this makes me want to get married all over again!

Bella Joviality on Aug 18, 2011

This is stunning. What a beautiful place to elope at, and what a beautiful bride! Love the picture of her kissing the horse - so sweet!

jillian on Aug 18, 2011

how wonderfully romantic! this makes me want to ditch my big wedding plans. xo

Caroline {whatever is lovely} on Aug 18, 2011

stunning. simply stunning. I LOVE the sweater with her wedding dress!

Heidi on Aug 18, 2011

SO SO pretty - I eloped and it was the sweetest way to do it!... cheers to the newlyweds!

jill + drew on Aug 18, 2011

Jill and Kami were the best! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them - they are an incredible duo!

Hilary on Aug 18, 2011

Love the groom's hair!

Katherine on Aug 18, 2011


Lorie V. on Aug 18, 2011

I am not sure how I found your site... was just clicking around... I have to say these are some of the most beautiful and romantic wedding photos ever. I <3 them.

jill thomas on Aug 18, 2011

i love elopements! this ceremony was so beautiful and i dont know if it was because i love jill and drew so much or if it was just beautifully done, but it was an emotional one for me. they are an amazing couple!

Lindsay on Aug 19, 2011

These photos are gorgeous. I would love to know where her jewelry is from.

Essex Wedding Photography on Aug 19, 2011

WOW! it all looks so fantastic, very romantic, I love the ideas I love the photo's.

Kate on Aug 20, 2011

What a gorgeous marriage! Every element was so beautiful. I absolutely love Jill's ring. Who designed it? Congrats!!

{gemmifer} on Aug 21, 2011

So beautiful and quiet-feeling... I also love the fact that the officiant used an iPad, and the bride a Rolleiflex--my favorite camera!

Teri Giordani on Aug 22, 2011

Good Day these are beautiful pictures of our property, what a lovely job you did in telling their story with these pictures. I can just feel the happiness and love through them. Job well done.

Meaghan on Sep 3, 2011

Beautiful photos, details, etc, but I do take issue with the term "elopement." This is just a very small wedding. I don't think it can be called an elopement if there was a stylist.

Amy @ Croquet & Cocktails on Sep 3, 2011

Absolutely lovely. My beau and I have decided that when we do marry it will be something like this. Small, lovely and memorable. We definitely don't want to get caught up in the chaos of a wedding and forget the most important part--the marriage. I hope our photos come out just as perfect!

Cristina on Sep 5, 2011

Uau.. ... those pictures!

F. on Sep 6, 2011

Sigh, beautiful. Her dress is perfect!

Lauren Thornsberry on Sep 10, 2011

oh wow! That's Jill Carmel's wedding! lovvvve her. She did an amazing photoshoot of my babies. She put together such an amazing wedding. So happy for her!

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