This sunrise elopement on the Oregon coast was beyond my wildest dreams! Jasmine and Dylan decided to get married at Hug Point on the Oregon coast after COVID-19 hit.
Many couples had to rethink their wedding plans in 2020 due to COVID-19 limiting large gatherings. This wasn’t Jasmine and Dylan’s original plan for getting married, but it ended up being so perfect for them. When Jasmine reached out to me to photograph her elopement, I didn’t hesitate to say HELL YES! I absolutely love photographing elopements on the Oregon coast. Read more about Jasmine and Dylan’s love story below:
“Our love story is a modern day fairytale. We didn’t meet the old fashion way, we actually met online on a dating site. I come from a very strict Mexican household and I did not tel my parents that we met online…until now, surprise! My family is very traditional and my husband has embraces our culture and food with open arms. We dated for two years when he finally proposed. He asked my father for my hand in marriage because it was important to me to keep our tradition alive. He was picking me up from the airport, late I might add before it happened. I opened the door and he had flowers all over the kitchen with a note leading to different notes around the apartment. I finally got to the living room where he was waiting on one knee. When it came to our wedding it was important to us to include Spanish in the ceremony not only for us, but for my family as well. In my culture family is everything and I try to instill those same values in my husband. It wasn’t a traditional Mexican wedding we wanted because of Covid, but we will be celebrating with family in Querétaro Mexico soon!”
The wedding happened at sunrise on an overcast day, and the ceremony was beautiful. The ceremony was in both English and Spanish to celebrate Jasmine’s heritage. After the ceremony was over, we took some beautiful photos around the beach and the two went off to celebrate over breakfast with their family and friends.
This elopement was recently featured on Amor Latino Unveiled – check it out to see some more beautiful photos of this sunrise elopement on the Oregon coast!
Jasmine and Dylan made the most of their new plans to elope on the Oregon coast, and visited a ton of spots in Portland. If you’re also planning an Oregon coast elopement, here are a few tips, fun ideas and places to stay:
- Check out some Airbnbs in the Cannon Beach area HERE
- Pelican Brewing in Cannon Beach and Pacific City is an iconic place for food and drinks – you have to go!
- Visit Haystack Rock, which is a quick 8 minute drive from Hug Point on the Oregon Coast
- Low tide is going to be best to utilize the entire area when getting married. The waterfall pictured in these photos cannot be accessed at high tide!
- Make a trip out of it, and drive into Portland! Go visit iconic places like Cathedral Park, Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor, and the downtown area (with lots of places for food and drinks)
If you’re interested in booking your elopement with me, let’s get in touch!