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CA wedding ceremony image of The bride tearing up and the officiant loaned his handkerchief

Harbor House Inn, Elk, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photographer | The bride teared up and the officiant loaned him his handkerchief
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Harbor House Inn, Elk, Mendocino, CA

Janice and Aloysius were traveling from Singapore to get married at the Mendocino Coast's Harbor House Inn. It was only the two of them and they wanted to share their story with family and friends when they returned home. They hoped for photographs that could tell the story of their elopement.

In addition to the ocean, the surrounding environment added dimension and texture to the ceremony site.

There were moving, emotional moments during the ceremony, when Aloysius teared up and the officiant loaned him his handkerchief. The spectacular location of the ceremony, the Harbor House Inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Mendocino coast, made it easy to capture the drama of their California dream wedding. A beautiful sunset developed, for a perfect end to their elopement day.

The Harbor House Inn is a 2019 Michelin Star Inn award winner and 2020 James Beard nominate restaurant featuring one of the most picturesque backdrops on the California Coast and sea-to-table coastal cuisine.