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Picturesque and Fun Elopement in California for $6K

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A global pandemic couldn't stop their happiness! This couple had a gorgeous elopement and got the most stunning photos. From Cinderalla's coach to a hilarious first look switcheroo, this Picturesque and Fun Elopement in California for $6K is a wonderful example of how to have a lovely wedding, even during a worldwide pandemic.

Megan + Alec

Twentynine Palms, California
- 04/25/2020
Total wedding budget $5,520

Budget Breakdown

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

  • Flowers
  • Photography
  • Partner 1 Attire
  • Partner 2 Attire
  • Stationery
  • Venue
  • Total wedding budget

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

Instead of wedding cake, we had wedding popcorn that we made ourselves!

Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?

Yes, our time capsule was upcycled and hand-painted

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We borrowed things and looked for unconventional venues.

What was most important to you two? Was there anything you chose to splurge on or skip?

My husband’s tuxedo. Definitely one of the more expensive things on our budget, but he’s super fashion forward and it meant a lot to him.

What was your favorite detail?

The photography. Our photographer was amazing!

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

My husband’s vows. I knew they were going to be beautiful because he is such a good writer. They were so sweet.

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

Don’t be afraid to keep things small!

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