Sometimes on your wedding day, less is more! That’s why Shelby and Rich decided to invite their closest family and friends to their El Matador Beach Elopement instead of doing a giant wedding! The waves crashing against the cliffs made for a GORGEOUS backdrop as they exchanged vows during a California sunset!
After they said their vows, we went down to the beach for romantic photos! Scroll to the bottom to see if they jumped in the water😛
BTW their family stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb while they were in town! if you need some recommendations, here’s a list of our favorite accommodations near Malibu:
But First, a tear-jerking first look with the bride and her father…
Okay now that we’re all crying, let’s walk down the aisle!
He waited patiently for his beautiful bride to walk down the “aisle”. (how cool is that…the aisle was a cliff near the ocean in Malibu, CA) His face was filled with absolute joy as he eagerly awaited his soon-to-be wife.
And right there in front of their closest family and friends, and in front of the endless ocean – they confessed their endless love for each other and vowed their promised to one another!
Woo! MARRIED!! Let’s go down to the beach for some romantic pics!
The beautiful bride looked stunning with her veil!
Who needs a first dance at a venue when you can literally do your first dance as husband and wife right there on the beach!
Thanks for enjoying these photos of this El Matador Beach Elopement! It warms our hearts that this is our job – to be able to capture the love between two people! Elopements are so chill.
If you’re planning your elopement in Malibu, we’ve attached an AirBNB search box below so you can start planning your epic trip!
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