When a couple elope's in your own backyard, you know you live in paradise. Amanda and Colin came from my home state of Minnesota and got married overlooking the ocean above Dana Point Harbor. The ceremony was gorgeous at the Palisades gazebo overlooking a perfect summer afternoon in Southern California. We rushed over to the Ritz to grab some photos on the beach at Salt Creek before an incredible sunset. It doesn't get much more intimate and beautiful than 10 people in attendance, including the bride and groom. The couple left the next morning to fly off to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Pretty sure they just won on wedding planning. Congrats you two! <3

Officiant: Nate Castro, OC Ceremony Pastor