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Heather Anderson Journal

Your wedding, artfully documented, whether it takes place in the intimate vineyards of Temecula valley, along California's stunning coastline, a bohemian desert, or a breathtaking hike!

 Based in California. Available for travel.

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California Adventure Elopement

What is and adventure elopement?

An adventure elopement is an outdoor, intimate wedding that focuses on your relationship more than anything else. Adventure elopements are more than weddings with breathtaking views and bouquets in backpacks. Rather, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that forgoes the stress of a typical wedding in favor of untamed love and adventure.

Why I love helping couples craft an all day adventure elopement…

Looking back on your romantic, daring wedding day will be a foundation of your marriage as the years pass.

I love to explore and I have an endless list of amazing locations I have fallen in love with. I am excited to document you intimate wedding or adventurous elopement! If you plan to hike into the Mountains with your future spouse to exchange private vows or have a family accessible intimate micro wedding at the beach or a smaller venue, and I will be there to capture every moment of your grandest adventure yet!

Top 5 places to have an adventure elopement in California?

  • Yosemite
  • Joshua Tree
  • Tahoe
  • Big Sur
  • San Francisco

How adventure elopements with me work

I’m based in southern California, and let me tell you, I’m thrilled that you’re here. I am elated to help you define your adventure — from sunrise mountain vows to oceanside sunset ceremonies with the waves at your feet. Elopements are more than just bouquets in backpacks and wedding shoes dusted with the earth. They’re all about the two of you.

 

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Let’s talk all about you and the elopement you’ve been dreaming of.

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Book your date with a simple deposit and contract.

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Craft your unique wedding day. I’ll help you find the best location, plan the timeline and more.

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The grand adventure takes place — your wedding day! I’ll get there early and help the day run smoothly. Besides acting as your guide and photographer, I’ll feed trail bars to the groom, fix veils and hold onto bouquets. Ask for anything. I’m there to help!

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Look forward to images that bring you back to the exact feelings, words, smells and sounds from the day. It’s an unforgettable experience, and I won’t let you forget a thing.

What does a timeline for an all day adventure elopement look like?

It looks like your perfect day shared with your lover, doing something you love and creating memories for a lifetime. There is no right or wrong way to elope. This is a sample from a recent Yosemite Elopement. Just to give you an idea of how your day can look but I can help you craft a timeline that works best for your vision.

5am Meet at trailhead and start hike

530am Couple into wedding attire

6am First look/sunrise couple photos

7am Ceremony

730am Toast

8am Hike Out (photos along the trail) and head back to airbnb for wedding brunch with close family and friends

4pm Change into 2nd outfits for second location

5pm arrive at tral head and start hike

6pm sunset picnic and epic sunset couple photos with fur baby

8pm Arrive back at airbnb for BBQ with family and friends

ENVISION AN ELOPEMENT THAT’S INTIMATELY CRAFTED WITH RAW, INTENTIONAL MOMENTS AND A STUNNING OUTDOOR BACKDROP …that lets your love run wild!

I believe that your wedding day should be one of your most heart-pounding adventures yet — with every detail tailored for you. 
I promise to… Create an experience that feels like you, inspire a lifetime of adventure, anchor everything with relationships, leave no trace.

If you are interested in learning more about adventure elopements I have a page with lots of details including FAQ that you can check out HERE!

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