April 6, 2022

Keanu & Kena

Crystal Cove State Beach
This shoot was part two of a content day I put together in Laguna Beach. You can view the first part of the day here! When I started planning this content day I knew I wanted a beach elopement session to be a part of the day. I wanted something simple, timeless, something that spoke to the couples who wanted to elope but wanted something a little more than just photos on the beach. At first it started with the idea of doing a picnic, because well picnics on the beach are adorable, a perfect option for simple elopements, and if you live in SoCal you know just how popular they are right now! But then Merced, from Dote Weddings and Events, and I started chatting and she brought up the idea of doing a sweetheart table on the beach. And I became obsessed with that idea! So we created a shared Pinterest board and started pinning away. I also knew that I wanted an element of florals that was a little unique, something you don't see everyday, but still timeless and classic. Of course I knew Leah Mai with Mai Floral Design was the one for the job! A grounded arch is such a fun element to include, not only for an elopement but also any wedding day! It's a twist on a classic arch that is so fun and different but yet elegant!

Keanu and Kena are absolutely adorable and their love for each other is so apparent and sweet! Incorporating the surfboard wasn't planned, however Keanu is a surfer and had his board in his car so of course I told him to bring it down to the beach with them! It was such a fun touch! Here's my advice, whether you're eloping or having a big wedding - incorporate elements that speak to you as a couple. Do you guys love to go on ice cream dates? have an ice cream cart there or a DIY ice cream sundae bar! Do you guys love to watch the sunset together? Say "I do" at sunset! Do things YOUR way and make YOUR day about YOU!

Styled Shoot Hosted By: Jaidyn Michele Photography
Venue: La Ventura Event Center
Event Planner: Dote Weddings and Events

Hair & Makeup Team: Reveal Hair and Makeup
Florals: Mai Floral Design
Table Top Rentals and Chairs: Catalog Atelier
Signage: Jamboree Signs
Tux: Friar Tux
Dress: Lucy Pearl Bridal
Models: Keanu and Kena