Janice and Aloysius were traveling from Singapore to get married at the Mendocino Coast's Harbor House Inn. It was only the two of them and they wanted to share their story with family and friends when they returned home. They hoped for photographs that could tell the story of their elopement.
In addition to the ocean, the surrounding environment added dimension and texture to the ceremony site.
There were moving, emotional moments during the ceremony, when Aloysius teared up and the officiant loaned him his handkerchief. The spectacular location of the ceremony, the Harbor House Inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Mendocino coast, made it easy to capture the drama of their California dream wedding. A beautiful sunset developed, for a perfect end to their elopement day.
The Harbor House Inn is a 2019 Michelin Star Inn award winner and 2020 James Beard nominate restaurant featuring one of the most picturesque backdrops on the California Coast and sea-to-table coastal cuisine.
The groom becomes emotional during the ceremony.
The ceremony site at the Harbor House Inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A spectacular view looking onto the ceremony from the porch of the Harbor House Inn.
Both the bride and groom kissing their rings to show their devotion to each other.
The ceremony site at the Harbor House Inn facing up toward the Inn.
A couple portrait along the Navarro Ridge Trail in Mendocino, overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Two abalone divers walk the beach with the couple at sunset on the Van Damme State Beach in Mendocino.
A couple portrait at sunset on the Mendocino Headlands. It was a perfect night for a perfect elopement.