(Closed) No more wedding… now we are eloping

posted 9 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I’m sorry to hear that. I’m pretty sure there is a gorgeous city hall in CA, but I can’t remember where.  It sounds like you’d like to have an outdoor ceremony though.  Here is a link to the Balboa park events. http://www.balboapark.org/info/events.php  Do you mean eloping just the two of you or eloping with a very tiny ceremony?

Post # 4
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well, I wish you luck from Buffalo, NY. We decided to "elope" (family is coming with us) after we came to the conclusion that there is no way we’ll be able to save all that money by next year. Plus the fact that if we did, we still need to buy a house. I just want to be married!!! So, we’re going the wacky route and going to Vegas. Sorry I don’t have suggestions, I just wanted to throw in some support for you. Good luck!

Post # 6
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

If I were you, I’d have a ceremony with your immediate family at Cuvier Park and then have a mini reception with them at the Scripps Inn http://www.scrippsinn.com/.  It’s gorgeoussss.  We are thinking about doing the same thing (immediately family only) and honestly, I wouldn’t change it for the world…it is actually my parents that are trying to push us for a larger wedding.

Post # 7
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

HisMRS!  I’m about to check your blog straightaway for I hope more details! (i hope)  I"m sorry to hear about this turn of events…I know you’ve been doing lots of planning and this has to be a big dissapointment.  I would be devastated.

You can still have a great, cheap party to celebrate, even if you have to majorly downsize.  There’s lot of options; I hope you guys find the perfect place. 

Balboa park would be great…what about an intimate beach ceremony? 


Post # 8
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Have you thought about Old Point Loma Lighthouse?  That would be GORGEOUS!

I also like Balboa Park, very nice and would be good for a small ceremony.

La Jolla has some nice outdoor sites as well.  You could also consider something in LA, it’s not too far away…

Post # 10
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

So sorry to hear about that..  That has to be tough.

But you CAN have a gorgeous wedding!  I wished I knew enough about CA to give you a few options..

There is one place I heard of that has the most beautiful courthouse area to marry.  Very very ornate..a bee here told me about it and she’s from TN?

And remember..there are also awesome scheduled elopements you can do in the Carribbean and merge the wedding and honeymoon together!  Where everything comes part of the package for a great price!


Post # 11
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


My Fiance and I love San Diego.  What about Coronado Island?  Also, I think that San Diego has a few great spots that are also city parks, correct?  I also remember something about a great outdoor wedding spot right at one of the city halls – maybe a deck or something.  I will have to think about it, but I know that I looked at a ton of spots there before deciding on Santa Barbara.  Good luck!

Post # 13
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Ohhh!!!! Hurrayy!!!! So happy to hear the good news πŸ™‚ Yupppie!

Post # 14
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am SOO glad to hear that everything will work out as you’d hoped =)

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