Runaway pop-up wedding by Sitting in a Tree and Rad + In Love

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Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Remember when we first told you about Runaway: A Pop Up Wedding? Brilliant idea, yes? Well today we’re excited to show you how it all went down. The concept Sitting in a Tree, Rad + In Love, Yeah! Rentals, Pitbulls and Posies, Bloem Hill, A MIHO experience, and The Hostess Haven dreamt up was all about a lovingly handcrafted yet still affordable and stress-free elopement. So, by combining their talents for one day only, this rad crop of vendors was able to bring a dream wedding to five couples on a Sunday afternoon.

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Here’s Sitting in a Tree with the deets: Each couple booked a time slot at our ‘popup’ ceremony venue. They were greeted with either a bouquet or a floral crown, and food and celebratory drinks in a styled private waiting lounge. After some food and cocktails, our brides walked down the aisle to a guitarist strumming a song of their choice. Each couple had the option to use their own vows and modify the ceremony performed by Lara, our amazing officiant, and bring a handful of guests as witnesses.

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

After each wedding, the couples hopped into a decked out van with the gals from Rad + In Love, and spent time celebrating and being photographed in a nearby park. 

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

We provided San Diego travel guides for our couples who had traveled from some near and some really far places to be with us. Each couple walked away with marriage certificates, announcements to share with friends and family, and their bouquet or flower crown.

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glassware | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Runaway pop up San Diego wedding | Event planning and design Sitting in a Tree | Photos by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Being a part of five different weddings on that day was truly amazing! One couple traveled from Canada, another brought their kids, some couples snuck away and told no one, while others brought all sorts of friends and family to witness a vow renewal.  They wore polka dots, sequins, orange, lace… you name it. They cried, laughed, kissed, danced—each couple truly put their own unique spin on the day and left feeling like they had the wedding of their dreams on a shoestring budget. 

Michael + Maura //\\ Wedding Highlights from Max And Molly Films on Vimeo.

JONATHAN + ELIANNA //\\ Wedding Highlights from Max And Molly Films on Vimeo.

Photography: Rad + In Love / Videography: Max and Molly Films / Event Styling: Sitting in a Tree / Hair & Makeup: Belli Belli Salon / Venue: The Gallery at Casa Artelexia / Floral Design: Bloem Hill / Graphic Design: Pitbulls and Posies / Catering & Bar: A Miho Experience & The Vetted Table / Rentals: Yeah Rentals / Glassware: The Hostess Haven / Guitar: Bart Davenport / One Hope Wines

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rachel on Jul 30, 2013

So cute and such a great idea! Where can I find those amazing arrow drink stirs?!!

Michelle Mercado on Jul 30, 2013

ummm well isn't this just AMAZING! So special and how cute are these couples. What a team of vendors and creatives! AMAZING.

lauren on Jul 30, 2013

what a confluence of talent and love! beautifully done, everyone. those marriage certificates in particular are painfully good-looking and i need one in my life.

Canvas & Canopy on Jul 30, 2013

cuttteeee!! :)

Cordelia on Jul 30, 2013

What a brilliant concept and so beautifully done! If only there were something like it in New York!

Thirty Three and a Third {Orlando Wedding Photography} on Jul 30, 2013

This is too cute!! Love it! Amazing pictures!!

Caroline on Jul 30, 2013

I'm going to have to take a BIG hunk of inspiration out of those paper products for my own upcoming wedding. Oh my GOD I'm just dying.

Emily on Jul 30, 2013

The images are amazing-obviously a super talented group of people! Nice work everyone I can't think of a more perfect way to do a small budget friendly wedding & do little stress for the couple. Genius!!

Amber Moon on Jul 30, 2013

Thank you so much for your sweet love & support! So grateful for the honor of making things with these amazing people & friends. Congrats everyone!! xo!

chandra ~ oh lovely day on Jul 30, 2013

I thought this was a brilliant idea when I first heard, and I love it even more seeing the final result. I love a good elopement and believe you can have a fab wedding on a shoestring budget - you just have to be willing to priortize and compromise. I hope to see more of these (hint hint to the vendors!)

Crinoline and Couture Bridal on Jul 31, 2013

This is so sweet and cute!

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