Simplistic Outdoor Elopement Inspiration

While the beauty of an elopement can be found in it’s complete simplicity and single focus on the vows themselves, there are still ways to create a personalized wedding-type experience. In this case, we love that the creative team took a few moments to create a romantic space for the ceremony. Adding floral detailing to the rocks, in a completely natural way, seems to emphasize the intimacy of the moment and ground the couple’s location within the vastness of the Pacific coast.

For more elopement inspiration, here are a few of our favorite real elopements recently featured on Once Wed: this magical setting in the Rocky Mountains, a romantic Charleston elopement with just the couple’s pastor in attendance, and this whimsical forest elopement.

More from Once Wed Premium Vendor, Rebekah at A&B Creative:
“Oftentimes, I find that there is little more that a couple in love needs than just that. A couple that looks to elope is one that is typically focused on their love and their future and is less concerned with the logistical details of a wedding that can sometimes detract from that initial purpose. This elopement inspiration is for a couple that may live in a bigger city (as this is just outside of San Francisco), and just as they want to marry without the added distraction of too many details, they also want their venue to visually match that aesthetic and not distract. Adding some delicate floral detailing to the rock they’re marrying on, which overlooks the Pacific, and a knock-out bouquet that takes the place of a room full of arrangements, our couple gets to breathe in the gravity of this moment and revel in the simplicity that was created for them by eloping. After a portrait session near their ceremony “venue” they get to head out to an intimate dinner in an English inspired pub. They end the evening by tucking into their Tudor style room to watch the fog roll in.”

Photography: Mariel Hannah | Creative Direction & Styling:Rebekah Carey of  A & B Creative | Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty | Florals: Aubriana Kasper MacNiven of The Bloomery Co | Ring: Trumpet and Horn | Dress 1: Claire Pettibone | Dress 2: Jean-Ralph Thurin | Cake: The Whole Cake |Photo Processing: Photovision Prints | Venue: The Pelican Inn


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

To see the Instagram feed you need to add your own API Token to the Instagram Options page of our plugin.