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LET'S ELOPE! Tips to create the perfect elopement.

Just because you choose to elope with a small group or plan an intimate backyard event, does not mean you need to skimp on the details. Your wedding day is about celebrating your love and the adventure on which you both are about to embark. This styled elopement was designed by a talented team of expert wedding vendors. Below is the advice they would like to share with you about how to make this elegant event your own.

Nestled within Temecula Valley, The Retro Ranch created the perfect backdrop for this earthy intimate elopement. The private 10 acre estate provides endless areas throughout the property and hidden locations to capture unforgettable memories. The retro 1968 air-stream also provided a fun backdrop for the cake and dessert area.

Hues of emerald green, sage, taupe, ivory and slate created a modern twist and was visually breathtaking. The inspiration added a little mystery and masculinity to this earthy intimate elopement.

For the ceremony, the venues natural pampas grass was a stunning backdrop along with an assortment of candles that lined the stairs of the red barn as they exchanged “I dos” gave a romantic edge while the subtle but detailed textures of the amazing macramé art made by Ox and Nag was the perfect ceremony piece along with some pieces throughout the reception and dessert station.

Perfectly coordinated for the occasion, each Groom looked sharp as they wore emerald green and navy blue tuxedos paired with velvet bow ties to add

some texture from Stitch and Tie and beautifully accented boutonnieres provided by Bloomies Creation.

Along with a beautiful head table presentation that included eucalyptus leaves, faux fur, moss and slate colored candle sticks to tie everything together.

The Sweet Apron designed a visually stunning geode cake that incorporated the color palette perfectly. The geode design continued with the delicious pastry spread of white chocolate covered Oreos, Madeline’s, cake pops, and marbled designed chocolate covered pretzels all provided by Vlocakepops.

A hike to the wondrous and picturesque views along with a champagne toast to celebrate the occasion and their fur baby “fox” made for a perfect way to start the first day of the rest of their lives together.

Location: The Retro Ranch @theretroranch

Bakery: The Sweet Apron @thesweetapron

Bakery: Vlocakepops @vlocakepops

Fiber Artist: Ox and Nag @ox.and.nag Floral Designer:Bloomie Creations

@bloomiecreations Calligrapher: Karen Martinez/Fioribelle

@fioribelle Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux , Stitch and Tie @friartux /@stitchandtie

Beauty: Juanita- BridesbyJLO @bridesbyjlo

Photographer: Melissa Fe Chapman Photography @melissafechapmanphotography