Photo by Unleashed Elopements
Mylinh and Zach wanted to escape the pressures from their family of having a big traditional wedding and create an adventure day of their own. They were drawn to the Southern Oregon Coast for its unique beauty, being so close to the Redwoods, and being able to experience a new scenery from their midwest lives.
They used their elopement day to symbolize their new adventure together and are actually keeping it a secret from family and friends until they hold a traditional wedding for their family. These two love taking road trips and seeing new places, so that's exactly what they did on their wedding day. They started the day by waking up at a remote glamping dome sharing coffee, tea, and croissants by the water where they had the entire morning to themselves. We ended up encountering one of the camping property's cats - which was a perfect sign for them as they had to leave their 2 cats at home for this trip.
After their morning stroll, they wanted to cuddle in bed and enjoy their glamping dome. The dome was complete with chairs, tables, a couch, and even a hammock! They then helped each other get ready and exchanged their perfume and cologne - which they picked out for each other and will hold as a special smell for years to come. Then, they drove to the Redwoods to hold their intimate ceremony which sparked many emotions and had the entire grove to themselves.
Just as Mylinh was talking about their special bond over hockey, Zach's phone went off with his favorite team's theme song. It was a hilarious and special moment during their vows. Next, they took some wedding portraits exploring another nearby Redwoods trail before taking off to their beach time. This is where they explored one of the best beaches on the Oregon Coast to tide pool and saw starfish and sea anemones.
Lastly, they moved onto one last beach where they watched the sunset, popped champagne, hiked back with lanterns, and enjoyed a SUV picnic. They wanted to incorporate a lot of small, memorable activities into their day and finished their elopement adventure with a first dance in front of their Jeep rental, ignited sparklers, and stargazing. Mylinh and Zach wanted to make sure that their day was intimate and detail-oriented. We ended up only encountering a few other people their entire day and were overjoyed with this experience.
As popular as this area is to elope in, you can find hidden gems to avoid large crowds and still get beautiful views!
Mylinh & Zach