Mornings feel like an underrated time of day to tie the knot, right? We’re not sure why, but maybe it’s the daunting idea of making your closest friends + family members get up at the break of dawn to celebrate with you. (Yeah, that could be it!) At the same time, there is just so much to love about the morning. The dreamy light, the sense of peace + quiet…and let’s be real: pancakes + mimosas!
If you love the idea, but aren’t sure how it would go over with your guests, a morning beach elopement may be just be the thing for you! And today’s shoot – sent over by Olivia Leigh Photography, J29 Events Planning & Design + Flora Organica Designs – sets such a gorgeous, vibrant scene for an intimate seaside vow exchange with your one and only, followed by a yummy picnic breakfast feast!
Loving this punchy pink + green bouquet! The perfect contrast against a neutral background of sand + sea.
And we have to call out the stunning back of that lovely Angelica Atelier dress!
How great is the alter the team created? An easy DIY to try (for any locale) by stacking crates + lanterns and decorating with branches + blooms.
Yes to that stacked pancake cake!
Big thanks to all of the creatives below for sharing this awesome idea with us! Are any of you now inspired to elope on the beach in the pretty + peaceful early morning hours?
photography: Olivia Leigh Photography // planning + design: J29 Events Planning & Design // venue: Trinidad State Park Trinidad, California // florals: Flora Organica Designs // jewelry: Baroni Jewelry Designs // wedding dress: Angelica Atelier // vintage decor: Daisy Drygoods // vintage rentals: Land of Lovely // invitations + calligraphy: Graceline Art // makeup: Shawnie Curtis Makeup Artist // models: David + Yvonne Longstreth // groom’s attire: J.Crew