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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Heritage House Resort and Spa, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photo Story Award

Heritage House Resort and Spa, Mendocino, CA beach wedding ceremony image of the bride and groom receding down the elopement aisle

Heritage House Resort and Spa, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photography | After the ceremony, the bride and groom recede down the aisle

After the ceremony, the bride and groom recede down the aisle. Guests throw rose petals as a symbol of showering the bride and groom with love. Flowers provided by LR Farm, Rosa Wyglendowski.

The historic Heritage House Resort and Spa on the Mendocino Coast is literally a Hollywood movie set of a cliffside inn with multiple, beautifully restored units over many acres with access to a Pacific Beach. The movie “Same Time Next Year” was filmed there, in 1978. The newlyweds were excited to take advantage of the picturesque inn with its dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, and an onsite waterfall and pond.

Dana and Thomas live and work in Washington D.C., but with a lot of their family in Northern California they chose the classic inn for its ability to accommodate their intimate wedding and to provide stellar North Coast dining.

They were appreciative of their time spent with their guests. The smaller size wedding facilitated closeness to everyone there.

Heritage House, Mendocino, CA wedding image from a smaller size elopement getting ready session

Heritage House, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photos | The smaller size wedding facilitated closeness to everyone there

Before the wedding ceremony, the bride is getting ready having her hair styled in her suite at the Heritage House. Her bridesmaids just left to get themselves ready.

California Outdoor Beach Wedding Ceremony image from One of many Heritage House Resort sites overlooking the ocean

California Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photographer | One of many Heritage House Resort's ceremony sites overlooking the ocean

One of many Heritage House Resort's ceremony sites overlooking the ocean. Perfect for a small wedding ceremony site.

CA Beach Wedding Couple Portraits of the bride and groom on cliffs above the Pacific Ocean

California Beach Elopement Portrait Session | Portrait of the bride and groom on the Pacific Ocean

Portrait of the bride and groom on the Pacific Ocean; stunning cliffs and the beauty of Mendocino.

California Historic Heritage House Resort main entrance couple portrait session

California Historic House Elopement Portraits | Heritage House Resort & Spa's iconic entrance photo session

Portrait of the bride and groom in front of the historic Heritage House Resort & Spa's iconic entrance.

California wedding venue image of the Groom with his friends during cocktail hour

California Elopement Photographer | Groom with his friends during cocktail hour

Groom with his friends during cocktail hour. Feeling relaxed after the ceremony and enjoying the company of his good friends.