A Valentine’s Day Elopement

valentine elopement

I kind of think of an elopement as the ultimate romantic adventure, right? And what better day to elope, than Valentine’s Day! I love this super romantic styled shoot that Frances from Charmed Events Group dreamt up for the occasion. It’s the story of two East Coast Hampton socialites who want to escape the gossip of their town and decide to escape to San Francisco for an elopement, surrounded by only their closest friends. The two recurring themes of the shoot are “You and Me & Me and You”, and “CHECK, you’re my soul MATE” (play on chess – checkmate). Love, love! The style of the shoot is very East Coast chic with lots of lace, pearls, urns, glass and candles galore! Thanks so much to Gladys Jem Photography for the photos.

valentine elopement

valentine elopement


The elopement took place at the Nimitz Mansion in San Francisco.

pink bow tie


Love her pink wedding dress + pink striped bow tie made from this GWS Bow Tie DIY :) Beautiful bouquet from Poppy’s Petalwork.

pink wedding dress

gold accessories

valentines day elopement


Such a romantic setting for an intimate ceremony…

pink ceremony decor

candelight ceremony

valentines elopement

valentines elopement

valentines elopement

bride in pink dress

chess escort cards

pink valentines pillow

valentines tableescape

valentines tableescape

gold plating

valentines tablescape

valentines tablescape

valentines tablescape

pink ribbon decor


Love the handmade lace chandelier in the lounge area.

bride in pink dress

bride in pink dress

lace frames


Their dessert bar by Sweet Luna Desserts had meringue pies, french macarons, buttercream cake, a “cake made out of flowers”, cream puffs, coconut cupcakes + mini pink cupcakes. There were framed lace + pearls as works of art hung above the dessert bar.

cream puffs

chess with your love


The night ended with a midnight rendezvous for the couple on a blanket surrounded by candles, playing midnight chess + a late night snack tray…

wedding tray

valentines elopement


Thanks so much to all the following vendors for sharing their talents with us! And a big Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovelies! Hope you are spending the day with the one you love…


planning, design, custom paper goods and hand-crafted items: Charmed Events Group // photography: Gladys Jem Photography // floral design: Poppy’s Petalworks // hair and make-up: The Make Up Dolls // venue: Nimitz Mansion in San Francisco, CA // catering: Monica Hobbs Catering // desserts: Sweet Luna Desserts // linens: Napa Valley Linens // rentals: Hartmann Studios // wedding dress: Amsale // bridal accessories: One World Designs

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