If you're planning a wedding, eloping is probably starting to look pretty good right about now. Eloping doesn't need to be a last-minute affair that's thrown together, you can (and should!) very much plan an elopement. This team from Oregon shows you how to find a location with good bones and make it your own by bringing in florals and statement wedding ensembles that add to your color palette for the day.
Keep scrolling to see more photos by Crystal Genes Photography. Events By Erie planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and Flowers By Alana created all of these incredible florals you'll see throughout. Casperson Productions was there to film as this inspiration came to life at Del Rey Beach in Gearhart Oregon. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from photographer, Crystal Genes.
This elopement shoot was inspired by all things French blue and coastal leisure, plus a touch of French charm, and the classic PNW road trip vibe. We added pops of red for a fun and dramatic contrast color. The main features of this shoot included a low picnic sweetheart table so the bride and groom could sit on pillows on the sand for dinner, as well as a separate "cocktail" lounge on a large round rug surrounded by pillows, where the couple could enjoy drinks and a lovely charcuterie platter. We also had a cute red teardrop camper, named Amerigo, set up as the bar and dessert station (plus honeymoon cove). Surrounded by gorgeous grassy dunes on one side, and the expansive Pacific Ocean with cliff views in the distance on the other side, who wouldn't want to elope in such a beautiful location?! We chose Del Rey Beach in Gearhart Oregon as our location because it is actually considered a highway. We had no trouble pulling the teardrop camper right out onto the sand. The couple could camp right there after the wedding, or take off on a fun honeymoon road trip afterward. Or both!
The groom's beautiful blue suit was custom designed by Fashion Tailored, based in San Francisco. Coincidentally, the bride's dress was also custom-designed in San Francisco, by Betty's Girl Napa. The designer included vintage lace for a French feel and the lace had touches of French blue details to tie it in with the suit. The jeweler, Ringed Pdx, created rings and a necklace that resembled the texture of driftwood, which is abundant along the Oregon Coast. We had a baker make little loaves of french roll bread to use for the place settings.
For the florals, Flowers By Alana drew inspiration from the beauty and natural details of the Oregon coast. She incorporated quicksand roses and pampas grass blooms to match beach sand, light blue hydrangea, blue delphinium, eucalyptus, and blush-colored Keira garden roses to mirror the soft pastel palette of an ocean sunset, and salal greenery, which grows native to Oregon along the coastal landscape. To contrast the pastels of our palette and to match the red color of the camper trailer Amerigo, Flowers By Alana brought in pops of red with freedom roses, butterfly ranunculus, safari sunset, and spray roses. She also added pops of white anemone with dark navy centers for a dramatic contrast to the pastels. She opted for a more traditional on-the-ground ceremony installation, so as not to obstruct the natural beauty of the scenic background, and to create an intimate spot for the nuptials.