couple on the california coast

Coastal California Elopement Inspiration


January 24, 2024
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Maryssa Souza Photography

When we first set eyes on this gorgeous styled shoot that took place in Jenner, California, we knew it had to be shared with all of you!

Hosted by Sonoma County Shootouts, these lovely shots were captured in an area called Goat Rock near the mouth of the Russian River, known for its scenic shoreline and easily accessible sandy beach. With a background of crashing waves, how can it get any more quintessentially Californian? Oh – did we mention Goat Rock is home to a colony of harbor seals?

 Bride in sheer tulle wedding dress sitting on beach

Every element of this coastal California elopement proves that even if there aren’t a ton of people or decorations, you can still have a magical and romantic day. The small sweetheart table inspires those considering taking the elopement path to make it uniquely theirs. Tones of orange, red and beige shroud the display in joyous, boho vibes as the couple is framed by a wooden sunburst backdrop by Wild Horse Design Co.. The various boho bridal looks feature custom flowy gowns by Pineapple Gowns that are only enhanced by Floral Luxe‘s uniquely crafted bouquets.

Bride in a an off-the-shoulder wedding dress by the ocean

“Our creative team of vendors made our coastal California elopement dreams come true,” photographer Maryssa Souza says. “The neutral boho vibe was brought to life beautifully.”

Take a full peak of this Northern California wedding inspiration by viewing the gallery below. And, if you are considering planning an elopement, check out our expert’s advice on The Art of Eloping!

Bride in boho style dress by California shore Bohemian California style wedding Various brides in flowy wedding dresses

Vendors: Host: Sonoma County Shootouts; Photographer: Maryssa Souza Photography; Hair: Stella Stevens Hair Designs; Make-Up: Audrey Crandell Aesthetics; Florist: Floral Luxe; Sunburst + Paper Goods: Wild Horse Design Co.; Jewelry: Atonement Design; Dresses: Pineapple Gowns; Food: Sunshine Grazing; Models: Mercedes HernandezTito RamosLexi Long-Am, Wendy Yu-TaJohnny Yu-Ta

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