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        If this dreamy destination wedding in the Redwoods of California doesn’t make you want to road trip to the west coast ASAP, I don’t know what will.

        I’ve never felt so small as I did when I was visiting the Redwoods for this elopement with Kellyn and BJ. The way the sun comes through the tops of the trees and speckles everything with sunlight is just pure magic.


        The Outfits

        Kellyn and BJ looked like something straight out of a fairytale, let me tell you. Just casually running through the tall trees in their elopement attire. Kellyn wore the most dreamy dress from Raw + Golden Rentals with some of my favorite details I’ve ever seen on a wedding dress. I meannn just look at the floral patterns it features and those flared sleeves?! And not only did Kellyn look straight outta a magazine, but BJ rocked a suit with the most gorgeous olive color. He wore a floral tie to accent his outfit and man did the two of them just look stylish as all hell together.


        bride and groom smiling


        Eloping in the Redwoods

        Now, let me tell you a little bit about eloping in the Redwoods, and what you need to know! Because I know you’ve gotta be feeling inspired by these two to run off and elope there ASAP, yeah?


        groom picking up bride

        Redwood National & State Parks:

        Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast State Park, & Prairie Creek State Park


        To elope at any of the Redwood National & State Parks, you’ll need a Special Use Permit. Here’s how to get one:

        1. Fill out the Special Use Permit Application
        2. Fill out the Threatened and Endangered Species addendum
        3. Contact the permits coordinator for the mailing address & mail the two documents


        bride and groom hugging


        Here are the locations that are pre-approved for wedding ceremonies (you still must get the permit & reserve your specific time/date), as well as how many attendees (wedding party, guests, & all vendors included) are allowed:


        There are 3 tiers of Special Use Permits, ranging from $100-400. Make sure to read through all of the specifics of the permit on this website before applying!



        Be sure to also check out Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park when look at locations for your wedding in the Redwoods.


        Now, enjoy Kellyn and BJ’s gorg photos!



        Want to see more of my recent Cali work?

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