Idyllwild Mountain Elopement
Not everyone who wants to get married in the mountains necessarily wants to have a frigid, snow-filled, winter style wedding with 150 guests and a wedding party with 24 people. Some brides and grooms simply want some cooler weather, to be surrounded by nature, enjoy some crisp refreshing mountain air, and focus solely on the love of their life when they decide to say, “I Do”. That is exactly what Ashley and Robb imagined when they planned an elopement in the scenic mountain town of Idyllwild, California. Simplicity, trees, fresh mountain air, and a little champagne was everything this amazing couple from Venice wanted for their elopement, and Idyllwild absolutely delivered!
Ashley and Robb’s Idyllwild elopement had a super relaxed vibe that made the entire day feel so authentic. The couple got ready in an Airbnb cabin they rented, said their emotion-filled vows on the porch, got married, sipped on some champagne and then spent a little over an hour after the wedding ceremony taking photos with me around the Idyllwild property. Everything about the day was lovely, other than the inappropriate jokes I made during the portrait session in an attempt to get Robb and Ashley to give me those natural smiles. Minister Carla of “My Dream Ceremony” absolutely crushed the officiating duties, Robb & Ashley were both amazing, the wedding guests (Robb & Ashley’s two dogs) did not run off to chase any of the many native squirrels and the entire day in Idyllwild was one to remember. Below are a handful of the photos from Robb and Ashley’s elopement in Idyllwild, California! Cheers!
Mountain Elopement in Idyllwild
Thank you to Ashley and Robb for allowing me to photograph this intimate elopement in the beautiful mountain town of Idyllwild, California! You guys were the best! And I truly would have had a beer with you guys in post-wedding celebration but one room temperature Shock Top sounded and still sounds disgusting. I am totally not trying to be a diva with my booze but even I can not walk that path on a Tuesday. However, this Temecula wedding photographer still greatly appreciates your generosity and kindness with the offer. You guys rock!
Couples who are considering a break from tradition and eloping should also check out these photos of Harrison and Francesca’s elopement in Joshua Tree, California. That was another rad and intimate wedding ceremony with a gorgeous backdrop! Cheers!