If you’re looking for a stunning and unique location for your elopement, the sand dunes in California may be just the place for you! The sand dunes provide a beautiful and natural backdrop for your celebration of love, and the sense of freedom and adventure that comes with exploring this landscape is unmatched.
I love all of the details, the wide shots, super close up shots, and the “hazy” looking photos in this gallery! These two are madly in love and wanted to celebrate by running through the sand dunes together laughing, and just having a good time!
One of the great things about having your elopement in the sand dunes is the flexibility it offers. You can choose to have a super simple and laid-back celebration, like the couple in this gallery who wanted a boho, clean, and unique dinner setup. Or you can opt for a more elaborate celebration with all the bells and whistles. The sand dunes offer a blank canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams.
When it comes to styling and florals, the sand dunes lend themselves to a more natural and earthy aesthetic. Think neutral colors, natural textures, and wildflowers. The team at @bixbyandpine did an incredible job creating a boho and unique atmosphere for the couple’s dinner setup in this gallery, with the use of earthy tones and unique pieces. The paper goods from @26pressed added a touch of elegance to the overall aesthetic with their delicate calligraphy and beautiful watercolor designs.
Makeup and fashion for a California sand dunes elopement can also be more laid-back and natural. For makeup, a natural and effortless look is perfect for the sand dune setting. And for fashion, flowy and lightweight fabrics, like the dress from @allwhowander available at @thebespokebride, are a great choice to keep you comfortable in the sand and wind. Don’t forget to add a fun accessory, like the hat from @gigipip, also available at @thebespokebride, to complete your look and add a playful element to your celebration.
One thing to keep in mind when planning your elopement in the sand dunes is the weather. Early morning or late afternoon are usually the best times for photos, as the light is softer and more flattering. And be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.
Finally, don’t forget to embrace the sense of freedom and adventure that comes with exploring the sand dunes. Take the time to run and laugh together, just like the couple in this gallery. Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the joy of being together. After all, your elopement is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, and the sand dunes provide the perfect backdrop for that celebration.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a unique and stunning location for your elopement, the sand dunes may be just the place for you. Whether you choose a simple and laid-back celebration or an elaborate affair, the sand dunes provide a beautiful and natural backdrop for your celebration of love.
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