Sunset Cliffs San Diego Wedding Gallery Image of Bride and groom saying vows to one another in an intimate destination elopement
While holding hands on the edge of Sunset Cliffs, Erika and Edwin commit their vows to one another in an intimate destination elopement ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Erika and Edwin first met when they were children growing up in New Jersey. After more than a decade of dating, they decided they wanted to return to their native New Jersey and host a grand wedding with all of their family members and friends. However, when the pandemic swept in and changed nearly everything, they decided to change their plans.
Instead of postponing their wedding and delaying their marriage, they opted for an intimate and breathtaking wedding on the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. It was a day filled with personal touches, virtual experiences and even a few hilarious jokes along the way. While it wasn't the elaborate wedding they had always thought they would have, it was still memorable, moving and beautiful — just as it would have been if it had been in New Jersey.
Sunset Cliffs San Diego California Wedding Image of bridesmaids signed onto Zoom wearing matching robes
In a show of solidarity, Erika's bridesmaids signed onto Zoom wearing matching robes and offered her words of support as she got ready for her wedding day. To commemorate the moment, the bride took a screenshot portrait with her bridesmaids on Zoom.
Sunset Cliffs BW Wedding Photo from San Diego, CA of bridesmaids via Zoom to bride getting dressed in her gown
The bridesmaids react via Zoom to Erika getting dressed in her wedding gown. Despite the distance, they were fully immersed in the moment — it was as if they were in the room in person.
Edwin calls his mother and brother, who are back in his home state of New Jersey. He takes a moment to compose himself during the emotional conversation.
Edwin had been ready to be wowed by his bride during their first look, but Erika decided to pull a prank on him instead. She showed up in a Mr. Potato Head costume outside the San Diego County Building, which Edwin found absolutely hilarious.
Beachfront Wedding Photography at Sunset Cliffs San Diego, CA of bride reacting with joy and laughter to grooms vows
Erika reacts with joy and laughter to Edwin's vows during their cliffside elopement.
Zoom Wedding Photo from Sunset Cliffs, San Diego as couple took time to wave hello to everyone who signed onto the live stream
The bride and groom broadcast their wedding ceremony on Zoom, which allowed all of their friends and family in New Jersey to be present for the moment. At the end of the ceremony, they took time to wave hello to everyone who signed onto the live stream.
Sunset Cliffs Intimate Wedding Photo from CA of groom opening bottle of champagne to toast his new bride
Edwin pops a bottle of champagne to toast his new bride, as Erika reacts with awe and amazement to the flying cork.
Sunset Cliffs CA Couple Portrait Session w couple walking Hand in hand as they cross the beach cliffs
Edwin takes Erika's hand as they cross the Sunset Cliffs together. It was a candid moment during their destination elopement, but it seemed to symbolize the fact that they would be traversing over cliffs and journeying across bridges together for the rest of their lives.