Our wedding story
Mike and I had only been engaged 4 months previous to us running off to elope. We knew what we wanted and we wanted it as soon as possible. My parents always joke that we eloped with “the courtesy of letting everyone know the ceremony date”…
I just always say, “ when you know, you know, and we knew”
WHERE/LOCATION: Pt Dume Beach, Malibu California
WHEN: June 8th 2015, 5 pm
WHY: We knew we wanted to run away somewhere together and Vegas was a contender as the wedding planners in Hawaii were very expensive. We ended up deciding that we wanted to treat ourselves to a relaxing, indulging wedding trip rather than a “ party trip “. Getting married in the state of California was very important to me and I’m glad we ended up choosing my home state to intertwine the rest of our lives together. So we decided on Los Angeles (my dream forever home city) rather than San Francisco (where I was born) to lay down new roots.
HOW: I didn’t know where to start, so I did what I do to everything and used GOOGLE. I believe my search consisted of the words “ Elopement wedding planners Malibu area”. After a lot of research and emails sent, I came across a site “Los Angeles Beach Weddings“. The site wasn’t glamorous and truthfully I thought it was going to be one of those fake online schemes. Lucky for me, after the first email with Michelle (Owner) I knew right away this was the route we needed to go. Michelle was in charge of providing me details of the location I had chosen, choices of officiates and booking them, organizing a photographer (we upgraded to the “ I do photography team”), flower ordering; bouquet, beach petals, boutonnière (getting my designs to the florist too)
OFFICIANT: I chose “The Officiate Guy” not only because he had many A-Lister wedding references but also because what he offered. He was in charge of submitting our license and paper work, giving us an immediate certificate and he allowed us to personalize our ceremony. The fact that we had him read a piece by Bob Marley about love was beautiful and really added to the experience.
DINNER: We chose to have dinner at “Maestros”, Click here to read my review