My fiance plus I planned to elope to a European endpoint, and cOVID got in the way of those plans; Instead the 2 of us had to plan our ceremony plus honeymoon stateside.
I didn’t want to get married close to home, however that means all the people would suppose they would need to travel for my ceremony.
I wanted it far enough away to discourage people plus for it to suppose adore a real elopement. I hunted through all unusual states but I liked California the best. California is just prepared for tourism. There is so much to do there, you can do wine tours, go shopping, stay on the beach plus get pampered in upscale hotels. I wasn’t too distraught about the cost of the trip since you only get married once. I looked along the coast of California because I wanted my pictures on a beachâ€¦ Santa Cruz seemed to be surfer plus tourism like. I chose Santa Barbara since the area seemed more upscale plus that it catered to wealthier clients. I found a ton of wonderful hotels complete with spa services. I settled on 1 place that was right on the beach plus would labor with myself and others for my ceremony, then afterwards, my current partner plus I will spend a few mornings in Santa Barbara before moving onto other cities in California. I think 2-3 mornings in the area should be adequate. I want to do some shopping, eat at good restaurants plus I also want to visit a cannabis dispensary, our state only allows for medical cannabis. It will be neat to see a recreational cannabis dispensary.