Cali Christmas Elopement Inspiration Shoot

Often when we hear of a winter wedding we usually think of snow capped mountains and bundled up guests in their most fashionable fur. But for us Southern Californians, winter consists of only slight drops in temperature and a random day or two of rain amidst usually sunny skies. So we wanted to bring that perspective of a winter wedding into this California winter wedding inspiration shoot.

What could be a better setting than the beach to bring the California spin? With the sun glistening off the water and even a cave on the beach, this was the perfect location. We wanted to create an elopement, an intimate evening for two, with tones of creams and golds.

Look on to see and hear more!….

With Christmas approaching, we couldn’t resist bringing a tree to the beach. The white tree stood tall in the foreground of the waves, covered in gold and sequined ornaments. And of course gold wrapped gifts with custom gift tags sat under the tree in the sand.

Yup, white Christmas tree in the middle of the beach. Your welcome.

The ceremony had a simple elegance with a custom chandelier made out of ornaments suspended above the couple, embracing the ever-popular ombre style.

The custom table set for two I built out of logs. Atop the table was a faux furry fabric to bring a wintery softness to juxtapose the wood. The gorgeous centerpiece was full of winter inspired flowers, with the wood box wrapped in sequins to bring some sparkle. Each setting had a custom menu that wrapped around the plate for a unique look.

The two tiered ruffle cake and two jumbo cupcakes were the perfect dessert for two loves to celebrate.

Tucked away in a romantic cave was a little lounge setting, complete with blankets and tons of pillows.

The darling couple was outfitted in less traditional wedding attire that reflected a California winter look that would be perfect for a sweet elopement.

Don’t forget to see this Cali Christmas Elopement shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes!


Location: Private Beach, Newport Beach, CA

Photographer: Jessica Claire

Designer + planner: Lindye Galloway Events

Flowers: Honey and Poppies

Rentals: This & That Vintage Rentals

Hair and makeup: A Lovely Bride

Invitations: Copper Willow

Cake + cupcakes: Design Cakes and Cupcakes

Attire: H&M and Zara

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