Cecilia and Craig’s first big date was a road trip to Northern California’s redwood forest so it was fitting that they decided to have an California Redwoods micro wedding amongst the giant redwoods of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. On paper, their plans seemed very cool, to have a close family friend marry them amongst the trees and to have everyone based in a vacation rental just down the road. After their redwoods wedding ceremony, the crew would caravan north into Oregon for dinner and a night at the very unique, Out N’ About Treesort in Cave Junction. The resort is a complex of individual treehouses, many connected by rope bridges. The freedom to create a day like this is much easier when you decide to elope or keep your wedding very intimate.
Despite the first rains of the season barreling in from the Pacific and taking down a giant Douglas Fir which blocked the road in for us, we managed a detour and were able to make it to the Stout Grove ceremony site without losing too much time. The redwoods and their towering canopies can actually prevent much of the rain from making it to the forest floor so we were lucky in that respect. As Cecilia and Craig exchanged vows and tears and ultimately said “we do!”, the sun broke through the clouds and the tress and illuminated the last of our day’s light. Between the couple and the majestic location, this was one of the most memorable weddings and truly shows that when you decide to elope, your only limitation is your imagination.