Words can’t quite describe the beauty of Erica and Michael’s romantic elopement in Jedediah Redwood Forest!
I’m so happy we got to spend our day celebrating our love in a way that was meaningful and intentional to us. No stress, no guests, no timeline, no worries just two souls loving, exploring, together…Erica
Erica and Michael hiked through the Jedediah Redwood Forest until they both were instinctively drawn to the same spot. The magnificent redwoods stood witness as they exchanged their vowels in an intimate ceremony. Surrounded by lush greenery and the occasional kiss of sunlight, the couple hiked to a secret beach where they admired the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and breathtaking surroundings.
See the beautiful details below!
- Couple: Erica & Michael
- Occupations: Bride: Recruiter @ Google/ Groom: Cloud Tech @ Google
- Wedding date: 7/11/2021
- Wedding location: Jedediah Redwood Forest
- Gifts for one another: bride gave groom custom cuff links with the coordinates to the forest/ groom gave bride a Vera Wang mother of pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings set.
- Ceremony entrance song: All of the lights (Interlude) Kanye West
- First dance song: Fly by DSmoke and Davion Farris
How did you meet?
In 2015 during orientation for a new job!
Tell us about the proposal
Michael proposed on Thanksgiving last year! It was sweet and intimate in front of the fireplace of our new home we’d closed on the month prior!
Wedding Style and Shopping Experience
Shopping for my dress was easy. I did it online due to covid and decided to buy my dress from a vendor I found on Etsy based in Russia. The dress was a dream! Michael got his custom made in Italy – the material is bamboo!
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Hiking 3.5 miles through 2800-year-old trees down to a secret beach that we had to ourselves!
What is the best advice you can give to engaged couples?
Do what’ll make the both of you happy! It’s your day so make it great!
And should your days ever get dark, I’ll pour into you until you spill sunshine.Erica