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Coronado Beach Elopement in San Diego

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Bobbyjo and Chase didn't intend to elope when they first started wedding planning. They actually had a large wedding with 250 people in mind, but as the time got closer they felt the wedding was becoming more about everyone around them, so eloping was the best way for them to make it about themselves!

Bobbyjo + Chase

San Diego, California
- 05/15/2022
Total wedding budget $6,000

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Catering
  • Photography
  • Partner 1 Attire
  • Partner 2 Attire
  • Officiant
  • Total wedding budget

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

We eloped on Coronado Beach but we made sure that even though we had a few people there we had a special moment to honor our whole family. I carried My fiancé’s Great Grand Mother’s embroidered Hanky and he carried his grandfather in the form of a bracelet with ashes in it.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

After the ceremony and the photos, My husband and I walked to the shoreline and took in the moment for the first time as husband and wife.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Eloped. We kept our whole budget to $6000.

What was your biggest splurge?

My dress!

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail was the Mrs. Johnson Jacket I got to wear at the end of the night, along with the private ceremony in the sand dunes.

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

At the end of the day, the whole event is about the love you and your partner share. Make sure it’s everything YOU want because that’s the only people who matter.

Share any additional details you’d like us to know about your event:

An elopement was not our original wedding plan. We had planned a large wedding of 250 people but as the time got closer we realized the wedding was becoming more for everyone around us and less about us. We wanted to make sure our special day was special to us and for us an elopement was perfect. This is not everyone’s ideal day, but in the end, it was everything I had ever wanted.