Elopement on a sailboat small intimate wedding ideas

Sausalito, California

A few years back, before I was married, I had a dream that I was on a boat sipping a glass of champagne, looking into this man’s eyes, and feeling so swept away. The summer breeze blew through my hair, the warm light reflected in his eyes, the sounds of the waves, and just us, on this amazing boat.  I remember in my dream I felt like I was so in love and so in trust with this man…it was one of those dreams that you wake up from feeling like you so desperately want to go back to sleep.

Last March, I was in Thailand honeymooning and I became obsessed with recreating this dream in a shoot.  It was impossible for me to watch the boats sail by from the shore and not see this dream in my mind over and over.  I decided I wanted to recreate the images from my mind in a way that would look like a romantic dream or a painting.  I brought on Jennifer, from Something Blue Weddings, to help design and style the shoot.  She was such an amazing help, designing the florals and table settings, bringing on the models, and creating that whimsical, light, and airy vibe, which was exactly what I had in my head…..

We were super excited the shoot was published in 100 Layer Cake! See blog post  The photographs are a hybrid of both film, shot on a Pentax 645, using a 55mm and a 75mm lens, and digital.  Laif flew the drone to capture epic aerial shots of the boat and the view.  Everything was amazing that evening. We set sail leaving from Sausalito on Heather’s boat from A Fine Day For Sailing. Heather was brilliant! She allowed us to be creative and free on her boat and provided us with a smaller speed boat to chase the sailboat for wide shots!  It was the one warm day we had in San Francisco all year, and it felt exactly like I remembered it in my dream.


Photography, Videography & Concept: Blue Note Weddings || https://bluenoteweddings.com/ || Planning, Event Design, Floral Design, Invitation, Signage and Calligraphy: Something Blue || http://www.somethingblue.us.com/ ||  Sailobat & Destination: A Fine Day For Sailing, San Francisco || https://finedayforsailing.com/ ||      Ring: Trumpet & Horn || http://www.trumpetandhorn.com/ ||  Ring Box: ABJ Designs || http://www.abjglassworks.com/ ||  Dress Shop & Accessories: Kinsley James Couture Bridal || http://www.kinsleyjames.com/ ||  Dress Designer: Rivini || https://www.rivini.com/ || Linens: Party Crush Studio: https://www.partycrushstudio.com || Cake: Cake Coquette llhttp://www.cakecoquette.com  Hair & Makeup:  April Fosterhttp://aprilfosterartistry.com  ll