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Sea cliffs of Santa Cruz elopement inspiration

July 24, 2018
Beach elopement inspiration

Yesterday’s Scottish lochs elopement inspiration was so beautiful, wasn’t it? We have another understated, lovely shoot today for all you looking for simple (but so so pretty!) elopement ideas. Tina Chiou Photography and floral designer Paeonina worked with the natural setting of the sea cliffs in Santa Cruz to create an elopement that just needs a few thoughtful details to bring out the beauty of the beach. Boy is that floral arch one for the books!

Pearl wedding ring Peony and rose bouquet Peony and rose bouquet

A few notes on the floral design by Paeonina The shoot is located in Santa Cruz at Shark Fin Cove. Since the beautiful coast provides so much beauty, you need a balance of the design. Nothing too complex but it had to hold its own too. Organic Structure. So we wanted to do something creative with a floral arch—as if it was connected to the earth. It had to be an asymmetrical arch! 

Bridal hairstyle Wedding vows Beach elopement inspiration

Our bride is adorned in a very light blush bridal gown by Mary Me Bridal, and our groom is actually decked out in Express!

Beach elopement inspiration

If anything can make a beach wedding even dreamier, it’s gotta be something like this…

Peony and rose bouquet Beach elopement inspiration

Tip: If you’re choosing your ceremony location in an open space like this, think about what behind it will make the design pop and create beautiful lighting.

Beach elopement inspiration

Thanks to the talented folks below for inspiring our Tuesdays ahead…

Photography: Tina Chiou Photography / Florist: Paeonina / Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair & Makeup Design / Stationery: Shotgunning For Love Letters / Dress: Mary Me Bridal / Groom’s Attire: Express