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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  1. Yay!! Thank you so much for featuring this shoot, Jen! Frances and I are stoked :) Hooray! Happy Valentine’s day!!

  2. This is one of the most beautifully styled shoots I’ve ever seen! I love absolutely everything about it.

  3. This is amazing! Such an incredible styled shoot and Gladys, your photos are amazing! So very beautiful and romantic!

  4. Love, love, love this shoot!! The colors, the flowers, and the images are beautiful!

  5. the styling is perfect and glady the photos are out of this world amazing. that first one kills me.

  6. Gladys!! This shoot is AMAZING!! Everything is sooo beautiful!

  7. I now want to elope, with a wedding styled just like this one. So, so lovely. Bravo to everyone involved!

  8. Creatively assembled, masterfully carried out and Beautifully done! Colors and location and details, OH MY! I LOVE it!k

  9. Incredibly beautiful! LOVE this!!!

  10. I love the venue for this wedding! I have been to a few events there and it is a gorgeous setting with fabulous food! Your pictures are spectacular!

  11. SOOO beautiful! I can’t wait to get married here, I’m SO excited!!! Monica Hobbs Catering and the Nimitz Mansion are going to make my day PERFECT!

  12. Thanks so much for all the love on this feature and Jen, a million thanks for featuring this on the most romantic day of the year! I loved putting this shoot together with Gladys Jem and all the other fab vendors on the team and I’m so glad that you all loved it too, it warms my heart!

  13. Very, VERY cute. Loving all the gold and pink details. Amazingly captured!

  14. Love love love this! I think this would be an absolutely wonderful vow renewal idea!

  15. This is so sweet and romantic!! That’s the way to elope :)

  16. Love all the candles and the bride’s pink dress (and headband).

  17. What a wonderful feature on such talented artists, bravo!

  18. I absolutely adore this shoot! Everything about it, it perfect. Thank-you for sharing your amazing talents with us.

  19. Absolutely gorgeous location and pics, love it!

  20. This would be a great surprise wedding! It reminds me of a youtube video that I saw a while back where the groom’s proposal transitioned into a wedding. It’s intimate and sweet!

  21. This entire shoot is so elegant! I love the framed lace!

  22. I really want to know where they got the hanging flower vase pendants. They are beautiful!

  23. I am writing you from France beacause I find very beautfiul these hanging stand which it is possible to see on the photographies. I was looking for this kind of stands sinces two months and in France, I don’t manage to find it !
    Could you please indicate to me wher I could buy it ?
    Thank you very much !
    Best regards.


  1. […] Soooo excited!  Many thanks (and hugs) to Indiana and Violet of The Makeup Dolls who used my Misty Rhinestone Headband and Pink Mum Hair Flower for this beautiful photo shoot!  This Valentine’s Day Elopement is a romantic styled shoot that Frances from Charmed Events Group dreamt up for the occasion.  AND…thanks so much to Gladys Jem Photography for the AHHH-MA-ZING photos!  See the full post on Green Wedding Shoes…enjoy! […]

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