22
Aug 2014

Lacey + Logan

An Elopement in San Diego with a Nearly 9 Months Pregnant Bride

I think I don’t show enough elopements here. What a great way to get to the essence of what getting married means, have less to worry about and spend energy only caring about the main aspects of the day. And I guess, it also has its financial advantages for those of you on a budget. Lacey tells us more about their decision and experience below, and who knows, maybe their story will inspire you too! Lacey is, by the way, an extremely beautiful bride; she calls her bouquet and head piece “amazing”, and I can only agree – amongst the most beautiful I’ve seen! Photography by Yes, Dear. Studio.

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Lacey and Logan’s elopement took place in San Diego, at Sunset Cliffs, facing the Ocean. Here’s the story, from the bride, of how they dropped the idea of having the usual wedding (the one with guests) and decided to elope instead.

What made my wedding day so special was the ease and simplicity. It was everything I ever wanted not to mention, drama free! Whenever we talked about our wedding it was, “Well we can’t do it there… so and so won’t be able to make it, or we can’t do it then because this is happening…” I realized those excuses had nothing to do with Logan and I and how silly it all was. We were expecting our beautiful baby boy and just decided to have a special day between the two of us before life as we knew it forever changed. I was in love with the idea! I had a month to put together my dream wedding. I had always envisioned a green wedding with absolutely no flowers and I achieved that with my amazing bouquet and head piece made of ferns, eucalyptus, ruscus, luecadendron, kale, and Mexican babies breath. The pins on my belt belonged from my grandmother and I added to them with vintage pins found at thrift stores. Our ceremony was held at Sunset Cliffs which is also were Logan and I had an incredible first date exploring caves and examining sea life. 

 

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Name one thing you regret…

My biggest fear with eloping was that I would regret something, so I made sure to do everything I felt was important personally. The only thing is that I would have loved to have a different dress.
It was a timing issue, the one I had my heart set on I was not able to find in a store and I was too nervous to order online because I was worried about fitting properly… I should’ve just had it made, it was a simple design, but I didn’t think of that till too late.

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

My number one concern for eloping was documenting and capturing the day perfectly and Yes, Dear. Studio exceeded my expectations!

 

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The word of the photographers.

While nearly nine months pregnant with their first child, Lacey & Logan decided to elope rather than waste any more time on the details of a big wedding . They chose the most beautiful location, Sunset Cliffs in San Diego,  to say “I do”. They had an intimate ceremony as the sun was setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was a moment full of sincerity and love. It was an amazing honor for us to experience something so pure and beautiful. These two have so much love for each other and their baby boy, Hutch. We spent nearly five hours capturing their special day in their favorite spots around San Diego, completely free from stress or pressure.

06
May 2013

Joanna + Jaan

A Pregnant Bride for an Ice Cold Winter Wedding in Estonia

I know it’s May and I should stop blogging winter snowy weddings, because we all kinda wanna see some sun right now, right? But, you should also know Winter was quite long here in Europe (is it over?) and I could not resist this one. Also, if you’re looking for me next Winter, try Estonia. Seriously, what’s with this country? Style, Nice people, beautiful landscapes, killer photographers… as the author of this reportage, Gerry Sulp.

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Here’s the story, from the bride, of how they planned their wedding during Winter.

Our wedding took place in beginning of February and was planned so because of the hectic weather in Estonia. As our Summers tend to be rainy and cold, we set the date to February as it is the coldest month of the year. No mistake there – cold and snow are guaranteed. :)

I have to say that I had never dreamed of my wedding and it would be difficult to answer if we were asked about how it should look like or how we planned the evening. I actually just wanted to enjoy the evening as much as my guest with good music, wine and food. No shame to shed a tear or two if you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. And this is what we achieved.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

(Not only regrets here, but still…) We had trouble finding the place for the registration. Our wedding planner came up with the idea to build a glass tent and fill it with candles. And the outcome was amazing! Even more, we had an accident with electricity – just 5 minutes before the actual ceremony, electricity was gone. So the candles had even better effect than expected. Unfortunately we planned to show photos from our childhood until today, so this plan failed.

 

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… And one one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

This was a bit of an unusual thing in Estonia: our wish was to have gifts which would not fit into an envelope. The purpose was to later enjoy the nice attentions our friends and family had for us. And the best gift was a love seat made by my friend; it was a wooden swing seat that we can hang to a tree at a place that’s special to us! Overall we were very blessed to have such a good helpers to plan that special day. Many thanks to all!

 

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