As a wedding photographer of 13 years, a very small, personal elopement with amazing reputable vendors I call my friends, has been a dream of mine. And it finally came true. I’ve been surrounded by gorgeous big wedding at beautiful venues all over California but we wanted something different and private. Our quick ceremony was at Ventura County Courthouse, and we shared our vows and intimate photos in our new home in Camarillo, California. We shared our day with our new blended family (our kids). It was literally the happiest day of our lives.
We were married at Newhall Mansion in Piru. It was a perfect, beautiful day. My husband and I are so happy with how everything came out. Photo credit: Fun Lovin’ Camera
My husband and I met on eHarmony. Planning our wedding out of state in Brookings, OR was stressful enough along with COVID going on. During the planning process we had our original photographer we hired could no longer partake in our special day. We had to start from scratch in finding another photographer. My original florist had belly-up and closed up shop without notifying me. The way I found out was I had emailed her my adjusted order and she emailed me back with a reply of she was no longer able to do my flowers for our wedding. We had to also start from scratch in finding a new florist on such short notice. At the end everything came together and worked out. Our wedding was small and intimate. We had our wedding ceremony in a Catholic Church and our wedding reception was in my in-law’s backyard that overlooks the ocean. Talk about picturesque view. We had perfect weather on our wedding day. Everything turned out beautiful and went smoothly. Thank you to Ever After Bridal for helping me find my perfect dress that made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day.
My husband and I met in the unlikeliest of places, Tinder. With COVID everywhere wedding planning was beyond stressful! We went through the phases of debating to do something small to being able to have a safe day with our closest family and friends. We don’t want to disclose our venue as we had a falling out with the property manager and would not recommend it to others it did make for a beautiful location. The day was the perfect California weather and gorgeous skies. We were both so excited and nervous all day, we couldn’t wait to see each other. As soon as I walked down the aisle, all the stress and worry for the last year planning faded away. Of course the night flew by in a wind of dancing and talking to family and wouldn’t have had it any other way! Now if only I can make up excuses to wear my dress at least once a year 😉 Photos by Antonio
Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich
Sarah Heinrich | Wedding Date: 8/22/2020 Our wedding was originally supposed to be massive. All of our friends and family with magical details and an even more magical time. Plans changed, but the only thing that changed was the “big” part. Everything was absolutely perfect and just as magical as I’d hoped it would be, just at a much smaller scale. My dress, however, was as big and beautiful as originally. I was so happy to support Ever After when I first heard of its opening and I’m SO glad it’s where I found my dress. Everyone in the store was so sweet and attentive! I always tell my engaged friends to check out this boutique! Thank you again!
This is going to sound cheesy but the wedding was magical and so much more than my husband and I imagined. I have always looked forward to getting married and having the perfect day. I planned everything and as soon as I started walking down the isle and as soon as I saw my husband non of that mattered all that mattered was being able to marry the love of my life. Everything else was a cherry on top of that moment; the photos, the venue, the dress and veil it all had a factor in making that already perfect moment even more amazing and perfect that I could have ever imagined!