Elopement Ideas for the Perfect California Elopement

When coming up with elopement ideas for your California Elopement, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with WHAT to do! After photographing elopements all over California, we’ve got some elopement ideas to give you inspiration:

California Elopement Idea #1) Explore The Desert

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California, especially SoCal, is filled with desert landscapes! Joshua Tree National Park is an exotic landscape nestled 100 miles Southeast of Los Angeles with over 700,000 square acres of desert landscape to explore!

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You can climb on jumbo rocks at Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds or drive for hours through the park pulling over at the epic view points. Joshua Tree is the PERFECT getaway for adventurous couples or couples that want an easily accessible vantage point!

California Elopement Idea #2) Take Off Your Shoes at Carlsbad Beach

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Don’t feel like driving to the national parks? No biggie – Carlsbad is only 45 minutes from Downtown San Diego and has epic coastal views! Carlsbad Village is a cute little town with dozens of restaurants/bars to enjoy. 

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Terra Mar Beach is a local’s favorite, especially during low tide so you can explore the tide pools together! Say your vows on top of the cliffs or on the beach, just promise you won’t take your shoes!

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California Elopement Idea #3) Scream “I LOVE YOU” From the Top of Yosemite National Park

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Imagine screaming “I LOVE YOU” from the top of Glacier Point (and hearing the echo back) in Yosemite National Park! Whether you love 10+ mile hikes or you prefer driving to the top of an epic viewpoint, Yosemite has something for you!

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With gorgeous mountain scenery for as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to see why Yosemite makes it to our list of California elopement ideas! For more pictures from this epic Yosemite elopement, click this link!

California Elopement Idea #4) Say “I DO” on a Stunning Malibu Cliff

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Malibu is Hollywood famous for its’ coastal caves and glistening sunsets! Do your intimate ceremony on the cliffs at El Matador Beach or on the beach at Point Dume State Park!

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If you need an elopement idea that’s conveniently close to sushi, then Malibu Beach is perfect for you because Nobu Sushi is right by Malibu pier! Good loving and good eating – yes PLEASE!

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Thanks for Enjoying These California Elopement Ideas!

We hope this gives you some elopement ideas for your California vow ceremony! If you love our photos then GET IN TOUCH to check our availability! 

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