Brittany + Michael | San Clemente Beach Wedding Elopement

I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a few wedding elopements lately and I’m thinking more and more that is the way to go! It’s incredibly intimate, more cost effective, and you get tons of time to take amazing pictures. I was so happy that Brittany and Michael included me in on their beach elopement. I met Brittany as the bridesmaid of one of her closest friends wedding up in Big Bear and we’ve followed one another on Instagram ever since.

Michael and her have a long history as they have a son, Jonathan, together. They finally made it official last night and it could not have been a more perfect day (minus the crazy wind…but what can you say…we were at the beach on a fall afternoon). Jonathan got to stand as their sole witness and even sign their marriage certificate. I adored every detail that Brittany planned…the location, the dress, the rose gold rings & necklace, her hair & makeup, and her men looking dapper in their suits. I can’t thank the three of you enough for including me in on your wedding day!


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A special shoutout to Minister Marie of Let’s Get Married SoCal for being so personable and awesome!

Location: Calafia Beach in San Clemente

Officiant: Marie of Let’s Get Married SoCal

Flowers: The Enchanted Florist

Dress: BCBG