El Matador Beach Elopement in Malibu, CA

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😛

man and woman say their vows on a cliff by the ocean during their El Matador Beach Elopement

But First, a tear-jerking first look with the bride and her father…

bride and father first look at el matador beach
bride and father first look at el matador beach
bride and father first look at el matador beach

Okay now that we’re all crying, let’s walk down the aisle!

groom waiting for his bride during their el matador beach elopement
bride and father walk down the aisle at el matador beach in malibu
bride and father walk down the aisle at el matador beach in malibu
bride and father walk down the aisle at el matador beach in malibu
groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at el matador beach

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.

groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at el matador beach
bride and father walk down the aisle at el matador beach in malibu
bride and father walk down the aisle at el matador beach in malibu
elopement ceremony at el matador beach
bride and groom have their elopement ceremony at el matador beach in malibu, California

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!

bride and groom have their elopement ceremony at el matador beach in malibu, California
bride and groom have their elopement at el matador beach
bride and groom have their elopement at el matador beach
bride and groom exchange rings during their el matador beach elopement
elopement ceremony at el matador beach
elopement ceremony at el matador beach
bride and groom first kiss during their el matador beach elopement

Woo! MARRIED!! Let’s go down to the beach for some romantic pics!

bride at el matador beach
man and woman on a rock during their el matador beach elopement
man and woman kissing during their el matador beach elopement
man and woman kissing during their el matador beach elopement
man and woman holding hands and kissing during their el matador beach elopement
bride on the beach during her el matador beach elopement
bride on the beach during her el matador beach elopement

The beautiful bride looked stunning with her veil!

groom picks up his bride on the beach
bride and groom climb on top of a rock in el matador beach
bride at el matador beach during her elopement
bride and groom climb on top of a rock during their el matador beach elopement
bride and groom dancing on the beach at el matador

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!

Bride and groom kissing at el matador beach
bride and groom jump in the ocean during their elopement at el matador beach
bride and groom jump in the ocean during their elopement at el matador beach
bride and groom look at the sunset at el matador beach
El Matador Beach Elopement Photos

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.

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