An Intimate Elopement in Los Olivos, CA

Matthew + Amanda aren’t like most couples. Instead of a booking a huge venue and throwing a crazy expensive wedding, Matt + Amanda wanted to do something more ‘them’. They wanted an intimate ceremony with just their son, Jack, and their pastor in attendance. Cameron Ingalls is the talented photographer they hired to document their day and Joel Serrato decided to capture the whole event with a super 8mm camera.

Take a moment and watch this film – especially if you are thinking you don’t need video or film for your day, this will probably change your mind. Having our day filmed is one decision I thought we didn’t need, but my husband convinced me that it was important and I’m so glad we now have a great video to watch of our wedding day. I wish I had know about the option to have it captured with super 8mm film though, but that is what this blog is here for :)

music for this clip: “more than life” by Whitley – how perfect is this song?!

los olivos elopement

los olivos elopement

los olivos elopement

Thank you to Joel and Cameron for sharing this very intimate wedding with us. It just goes to show you all you really need is love :)

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  1. Amazing video–and a great way to share the day later with loved ones who weren't there. Beautiful… thanks for sharing this!

  2. This film literally brought tears to my eyes and I don't even know the bride and groom! Absolutely lovely! Bravo to Matt + Amanda for bucking tradition and keeping the wedding all about what's really important!

  3. I've been reading your blog 'anom' lately but just wanted to comment and tell you how much I love it! You always post the most beautiful, inspiring, and heart-warming photos. Your blog always makes my day!
    Love this wedding- that little guy is just too cute! Have a great day XOXO

  4. aww so pretty and matthew and amanda are me and my b/fs names so that made me happy lol

  5. Always love the posts on your site. They are so beautiful, fun and full of great inspiration. Btw, I am getting married this April at Rancho Las Lomas – noticed you had it listed on your OC Venues list. Love it! Also loved the OC Museum of Art & Seven Degrees. Such cool places.

  6. Yay! Whitley! Forgot how perfect this song is… we may have to use it on our big day!

  7. Oh my GOSH that kid is SO adorable! Love the hair.

  8. i'm still crying. that's so so lovely. i've been putting off the wedding because i would rather do something like this. and with *our* son jack :).

  9. These pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS. The son is so cute! Who was the wedding photographer?

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  10. Paul – The photographer was Cameron Ingalls and Joel Serrato captured the video.

  11. That little boy has the most rocking hair!

    Oh how I wished someone did super 8 where I live. I don't really know of anyone in Australia that does it. Boring!

  12. The Super 8 video was fantastic. I love the style and feel of this intimate, special wedding.

  13. How beautiful! Any idea where exactly these photos were taken? It looks exactly like what I am looking for!

  14. The location used for the photography is outstanding. The pictures seems very natural in presence of sunrays.

  15. Where is this location? I must find out!

  16. Can you please tell me where is this location?

  17. Where is the location?


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