E & Z - Santa Cruz Redwoods Elopement
If you didn’t know you could find magical redwoods just over an hour outside of San Francisco in slightly warmer weather, think again! The magical setting for Erin & Zoltan’s Northern California elopement was Slowcoast Lodge & Cabin. As a family owned property, it’s the perfect venue for a small group looking to make their wedding celebration into a weekend affair.
E & Z decided to keep their wedding to immediate family only. From the very beginning of working with them, I could tell this was a very special relationship! Once I met their families as well, it was even more apparent how unique this celebration was going to be.
They opted for an early morning ceremony which I happen to be a big fan of! While it does require a super early wake up, it also allows for more relaxation time in the evening. One perk of having an intimate wedding with just your family, is the ability to have an amazing photoshoot session. No need to entertain a ton of guests! While the newlyweds went off with Jake from LOVE + WOLVES CO, their families had some appetizers and played lawn games at the house.
Upon their return, the tiny group of 9 sat down for a gorgeous post-wedding brunch spread with elevated “pub fare” provided by the talented Molly of Wylder Space.
At the end of the day, the family used the lodge’s built-in brick oven for a pizza making party!
Congrats E & Z!
Venue: Slowcoast Lodge & Cabin
Photography: LOVE + WOLVES CO
Hair & Makeup: LOVE + WOLVES CO BEAUTY
Suit: Suit Supply
Catering: Wylder Space
Flowers: Ida Blooms