CALIFORNIA!!! The state that has it all; great food, beautiful weather all year long, Disneyland, and an endless amount of gorgeous elopement locations! California has something for everyone. If you are look for something rustic, city chic, or you and your better half just want to get lost in the woods. And did I mention the beaches? Oh the miles and miles of beaches, swoon!
California can accommodate the unique taste of any couple and today I’m going to share with you some of the best places to elope in California!
First stop,( my home town) sunny San Diego! Located in Southern California, San Diego is big city with a laid back vibe. Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Cove, and Bayview Park on Coronado Island are just a few of the gorgeous place where you can hold a beautiful ceremony in the city. San Diego is an elopement town, with no shortage of elopement-friendly vendors and locations to accommodate any couple wishing to tie the knot here.
Our next stop is Joshua Tree. Located about two and a half hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful desert with a vast landscape of rock formations, oasis, and wildlife. One of California’s popular vacation spots, Joshua Tree is the perfect place to get away from it all.
Moving up the coast, the Santa Barbara Courthouse is next on the list. Located in the gorgeous city of Santa Barbara, this courthouse is a wonderful reflection of the beauty of the city itself. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is a large mission style building and the grounds that surround the courthouse are just as large and as breathtaking, making it easy to see why hundreds of couples choose this location to hold their elopement ceremony every year.
Going up the coast a little more we come to Big Sur. This 90 miles of stunning Central California coastline is a popular eloping destination for Californians and visitors alike. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most beautiful (and popular) locations along Big Sur. Where the Redwood Forest meets the beach, this magical place makes a stunning backdrop for a privet ceremony.
The last stop on our trip through California is the world famous San Francisco City Hall. If you’re looking to add a touch of grandeur to your ceremony, San Francisco City Hall is the perfect place to capture that feel. Simply Elope has featured several elopements held in this location and the effect is still the same, magnificent.
California is a wonderful place with something for everyone. Whether it’s a ceremony in the middle of the desert, surrounded by towering trees, or on a breathing taking beach, California has it.
Are you planning to elope in California? Did you tie the knot in The Golden State? What is your dream California location?
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