The Oregon Coast weather in March is, let’s just say, temperamental at best. We were so freaking lucky to have sunshine and fresh air for this epic minimalist Oregon Coast Geometric Elopement inspo shoot!
We loaded up the truck at 10am, and swung by Meranda Lynn Beauty to have Cristina’s gorgeous face painted. Then we drove 250 miles to Hug Point Recreation Site (which is on my list of favorite Oregon Coast locations to elope), along the north coast of Oregon. That awesome arch you’ll see in the photos below? I screwed that bad boy together in the parking lot. I also had the help of our awesome officiant, Brandy Barraza, and our hella cool wedding coordinator, Shivauni Faust with Prima Planning & Events.
There are a few details that really made this shoot. First, the geometric styling on the amazing calligraphy pieces (by Maggie Murray Creative) combined with the black and gold touches really popped from the scene. Also, the floral designs by Flowers & Thyme were epic. DelJean spray painted fern leaves in gold to make the look even more cohesive (P.S. I’m in love with the gold tones in the bouquet, boutonniere, and flower crown. Last, but not least, Blush Bridal rented us this marvelous and flowy Stella York dress. The movement, detail, and illusion back and necklines were slaying me when Cristina and I went to try on a few samples.
Combining the harsh lines of the geometric pieces with the flowing of the ocean gave an excellent balance to this elopement. The dress also added a layer of movement to add to the sea’s waves. Also, there are no straight lines in nature, so having those juxtaposed (your $5 word for the day) against the backdrop really added dimension.
You don’t have to have all the works for an elopement, or you can! The beauty of an elopement is that you have significantly less people trying to tell you what to do. Or what is right vs. what is wrong. What you really need is an officiant, and preferably me, and you’ve got yourself an elopement. But if you want to still keep it simple while adding in a few more details, I got you covered. Let this serve as an example of what is totally possible for a gorgeous Oregon coast elopement.