A Magical Cliffside Elopement - How a Couple Eloped After Covid Canceled Their Wedding
When Savannah & Stephen’s wedding plans were thwarted by Covid-19, they were forced to postpone their marriage celebration in Hawaii twice! Like many couples that had felt so defeated by the stress of replanning due to the Coronavirus, Savannah & Stephen decided to end the year on a positive note and elope. They both knew they wanted to be married in 2020 and decided to end the year on a positive note and elope in the Marin Headlands on one of the most incredible coast lines in California. These images from Fine Art Curation member Blue Note Weddings shows us just how beautiful an elopement can be...
"Savannah and Stephen met in 2014 during an annual family party. Savannah, during a game of badminton, needed a partner and chose Stephen, appreciating his athletic build. Then the two started dating. 5 years later, Stephen proposed while the two were hiking in Marin at Tennessee Valley point. It was only fitting that the two were destined to be married on that same coast line where Stephen had proposed.
At first, when we arrived the couple would face their last challenge of the year with a crazy unexpected storm that was not in the forecast. The winds had picked up and an enormous hail storm began to come down hard. At first we thought we were going to have to cancel the day but intuitively we felt if we waited just a bit the rain would pass. And so it did!
As the rain subsided there was a pause in the wind and we all walked over to a breathtaking view that reached out over the bluff. The couple were married cliffside looking over the cliffs of the Marin Headlands and Rodeo beach. The two were married by Savannah’s former employer and wedding planner extraordinaire Mandy Scott of Mandy Scott Events. Mandy had both helped plan their intimate wedding and also officiated the wedding ceremony. It was difficult not to tear up as the two exchanged their vows. Amidst the sweeping ocean views and the beautiful golden light that began to come through the clouds there was a gentle breeze that carried Stephen and Savannah’s words of commitment with a sense of hope for the future of love never being defeated. As I photographed my last wedding in such a tumultuous year I witnessed the beautiful moment of what a love that can never be canceled looks like.
After Savannah and Stephen were pronounced husband and wife, the two enjoyed a cliffside champagne toast and danced in the golden light over the spongy succulent ground as the sun made its slow decent over the expansive blue ocean. It was a very magical day with love on the horizon. Savannah and Stephen plan to extend their wedding celebration to next year in Hawaii."