Y’all. This bride and groom. That jacket. And yes, they also have an extremely cute dog named RZA. This glam Prairie Creek redwoods elopement was everything the couple envisioned for their wedding day – a gorgeous setting and amazing food. Gia & Adam met and fell in love while working together in a Chicago restaurant. Getting married on their own terms was extremely important to them so they they made their vows beneath the tall trees at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Gia was all set to record the ceremony on her phone but her excitement caused her to toggle the slow motion setting.
From the bride: “We were very inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Northern California. Getting married in the middle of a Redwood Forest, just the two of us, was amazing. So many couples get pressured into having a wedding that they never envisioned for themselves, and we were able to do it the way we wanted.”
Planning an elopement? Check out my work and say hey.
Kate Donaldson is a fine art wedding and elopement photographer based in Arcata, California. Serving Humboldt County, San Francisco and Mendocino. Specializes in creative portraits paired with cinematic moments creating vibrant, soulful, unscripted wedding photography. Humboldt County is home but available for travel.