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    Coastal California Fairytale Elopement Wedding

    November 1, 2017

    I had the pleasure of photographing this California fairytale elopement in Mendocino. The bride, Christina, is the owner of The Enchantment Box, which is a fairytale-themed monthly subscription box that includes vegan items from women-owned businesses. So it only makes sense that her own wedding day would be nothing short of a magical experience!

    Christina and Matthew decided to sneak away to Mendocino for a romantic elopement. We did their first set of portraits in the forest, with stunning Friesian horses. Following this, we headed back to The Stanford Inn eco-resort for their ceremony. Finally, we ended the evening on the Mendocino coast with jaw-dropping ocean views.

    The beauty of elopements is the flexibility in the day. You truly can have it all!

    Unique wedding rings on blush and gold backdrop

    We did an impromptu first look and Matthew’s expression was priceless!

    Groom's reaction to first look during coastal california elopement wedding

    These Cinderella wedding shoes from Irregular Choice are fit for a princess. They even light up when you walk!

    Gold Cinderella inspired wedding shoes

    Christina’s Claire Pettibone gown had such a romantic and timeless vibe that fit right in with the storybook style of the day.

    Bride and groom with white Friesian horse in Mendocino California

    Fairytale photo of bride and groom with horse in the forest

    Fairytale bride and white horse in the forest

    Mysterious photo of bride and horse

    Bride and groom embracing next to a black Friesian horse

    Elopement wedding ceremony at Stanford Inn in Mendocino California

    The couple’s Boston Terrier, Lily, made the sweetest little flowergirl! Would you believe that she locked herself in a truck at the end of the day?!

    We had to call a tow truck and while we waited,  Matthew somehow coaxed her to unlock the door!

    Boston Terrier as flowergirl on wedding day sitting in between bride and groom's feet

    Bride and groom with boston terrier dog

    Bride and groom walking in a field overlooking the ocean in Mendocino California

    Romantic photo of groom kissing brides forehead in golden sunset light

    My favorite thing about shooting by the ocean is the small window of time right after the sun slips below the horizon. During this time, everything looks like a painting! It’s a short and fleeting few moments, but it is so magical to take advantage of!

    Romantic photo of bride and groom kissing on a cliff overlooking the ocean

    Epic photo of bride and groom on a California ocean cliff

     

    Here are the wonderful vendors who brought this gorgeous wedding together!

    Venue name: Stanford Inn Eco Resort 

    Florals: Nye Ranch

    Wedding dress: Claire Pettibone

    Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey

    Bride’s shoes: Irregular Choice

    Bride’s ring: Jes MaHarry Jewelry

    Makeup artist: Samantha Keefauver

    Want more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest boards, filled with thousands of ideas for fairytale weddings!

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    Learn about my why

    My Purpose, as a Fairytale Photographer

    I'm a Southern California (and destination!) photographer for couples who believe in Happily Ever After. I also love sharing the lessons I've learned throughout my career to help aspiring photographers build successful businesses.

    wanna know more?

    Kristen Booth

    PHOTOGRAPHY POSTS

    view past weddings

    Stuck in a posing rut? This free guide includes easy suggestions for creative couples posing. Never run out of ideas again!

      free download

      YOUR Couples Posing Cheatsheet

      Best Black Friday 2019 Deals For Photographers

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      Falkner Winery Wedding Photos

      How to Scout Locations for Photoshoots

      Fantasy Sessions | An Enchanted Portrait Experience

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