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Redwood State Park Elopement – Elopement Videographer

February 4, 2022

A few things to consider when choosing an elopement location.

As an elopement videographer, I have learned a lot about what goes into an elopement and how to choose a location. (Scroll down to watch the Redwood Vow Exchange.) Choosing an elopement location is an exciting part of planning your wedding day. With so many stunning locations to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect elopement location for you.

Firstly, consider your interests and what you enjoy doing as a couple. Are you nature lovers, adventure seekers, or foodies? The location you choose should reflect your shared interests and make your elopement day even more special.

Secondly, consider the season and weather. If you’re planning an outdoor elopement, make sure to choose a location and date that align with the weather conditions you prefer. For example, if you love the snow, a winter elopement in a mountainous area might be perfect for you.

Thirdly, think about the practicalities of getting to and from the location. Consider transportation, accessibility, and any permits or restrictions that may be required.

Fourthly, research the location thoroughly. Look up reviews, check out photos, and talk to locals who can provide you with insider tips and advice.

Lastly, don’t forget to consider your budget. While elopements can be more affordable than traditional weddings, some locations may require additional fees or expenses, such as travel or accommodations.

In conclusion, choosing the perfect elopement location requires a bit of research and consideration. By taking the time to think about your shared interests, the season, practicalities, and your budget, you can find a location that is perfect for you and your partner. Whether you’re looking for a beach, mountain, or city elopement, there’s a location out there that can provide you with the perfect backdrop for your special day.


Redwood State Park Elopement


Katie and Jared traveled north to have a small elopement in the redwoods in northern California near Crescent City – which is  a small city on the border of Oregon and California. They began the day with getting ready in a beautiful Airbnb that looked over the ocean and cliffside. After that, we went to two different redwood location. The first was in the deep forest with the biggest trees we had ever seen! The couple shared intimate vows! The second location was a coastal location and a more ‘Oregon forest’ vibe. At the second spot, they shared the most romantic picnic (done by Jess at Dewitt Planning). They shared a meal in the forest and had one amazing day!


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