Lesley and Justin eloped along the Oregon Coast on a beautiful day in the spring. We were so excited to finally explore one of their favorite places and to get these two married! They invited their closest family members, and of course, their dog Lyla.
They got a VRBO with access to the beach, and it was such a beautiful spot for family to stay together and be comfortable. After getting ready at their VRBO, Lesley’s sister surprised her with a stunning jean jacket with custom artwork of the Oregon Coast. While Ryan was in the living room, he joked about UPS arriving with some package–not realizing that it was a last-minute arrival of the jean jacket! It was so beautiful how it all came together!
We headed out on a family hike together and ended up deciding to host their ceremony at one of our backup locations to keep everyone comfortable. Meanwhile, the rest of us kept hiking out to an amazing beach where we took photos and celebrated. We love hiking out to this beach at low tide and exploring. So we were happy to share that with spot with them! Lesley and Justin drive up from San Francisco a lot to explore the Coast, and they avoided looking into photos of this hike so that she could truly see it for the first time in person! We always love when couples are more spontaneous and can see a place for the first time on their elopement day.
We went to our backup ceremony location spot afterward with amazing views of the ocean where everyone would be more comfortable. It was such a beautiful ceremony and they even included a hand-fasting! You can check out other unique elopement ideas that we’ve seen our couples do. After their ceremony, it was time to make pizza!
We all drank local Oregon beers and wine while the “chefs” of the family were cooking up pizza and kababs. It was a great time for Lesley and Justin to relax and just enjoy time with their family (while waiting on some yummy food). Lyla was also enjoying all of the food waiting for one of us to make a mistake and give her some scraps! She was so cute and was such a great dog on the trail exploring with us too!
After dinner, we wanted to explore a new secret spot of ours along the Oregon Coast not too far from their VRBO. So we headed out for sunset photos just the two of them where Justin could also bust out his guitar. We love when couples can incorporate their hobbies or anything that makes them feel more comfortable/special on their day. These two were so happy and full of love. It was such a beautiful way to end the day along the Oregon Coast. Even after sunset, we had such clear skies and a lot of giggly energy, that we just kept having fun!
We cannot thank these two enough for letting us capture their day. And also, for trusting us to take them to some exciting new hikes along the Oregon Coast they hadn’t done before! And to celebrate, they ended up getting a camper van rental and exploring the Mt. Shasta area on their way home! It was a perfect “mini-moon” on the way home!