This moody, romantic Oregon beach elopement is emotional and adventurous. But the real magic unfolds during Cruz and Fern’s Las Vegas reception, where goth-inspired elements take center stage, entwined in their dark wedding decor. From the serene Oregon beach to the darkness of their Las Vegas soirée, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see more of this unique split elopement experience.
MEET THE COUPLE
Cruz and Fern's past 7.5 years may be a bit hazy in memory, but one vivid story stands out. Back in high school, after dating for about six months to a year, Fernando and his dad drove Cruz home one evening. Despite Cruz having a strict 7 p.m. curfew set by her aunt, they arrived back around 8 p.m. She got a severe scolding from her aunt, which left her feeling guilty. However, Fernando's calm and understanding response surprised her. He had so much fun with her that day that facing the consequences was worth it. This story reflects their relationship well. Fernando has always been the easygoing, chill guy who rolls with the punches and is there no matter what.
CRUZ AND FERN MAKE IT OFFICIAL DURING THEIR BEACH ELOPEMENT IN OREGON
Cruz and Fern went for a split coverage elopement, offering the freedom for multiple locations and unhurried, intimate moments. They initially exchanged vows on Short Beach in Oregon and later celebrated in Las Vegas with more family and friends. The goth and moody ambiance that saturated every detail of their day stole my heart. Their genuine goth grunge vibes resonated with me, and including real butterfly wings in the floral arrangements was a unique touch I hadn't seen before. It was even more special because my husband officiated their ceremony. The entire experience felt like an adventure shared among close friends.
LET’S PLAN YOUR BEACH ELOPEMENT NEXT!
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OREGON ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | BLACK SALT PHOTOGRAPHY
“Destiny is honestly one of the most amazing vendors we worked with for our wedding ceremony and reception. I have been following Destiny for a long time on Instagram and knew we would be reaching out to her when the time for our wedding planning began. Right from the start, Destiny was quick to answer our inquiry, and we were able to hop on a call to talk about everything we had in mind for our wedding day. Keep in mind, we did things a bit differently, where we had a ceremony day in Oregon and then our reception day a week later back in Las Vegas (Destiny used to live here, so we felt quite comfortable with her photographing both). We were ecstatic to find a package that accommodated both of our needs. From questionnaires, lists of recommended vendors, a full-on elopement guide, to multiple video calls to Google Doc lists of locations and timelines, Destiny was on it.”
Florist | Slow Cult
Bride's Veil | Etsy
Wedding Dress | Etsy
Groom's Attire | Sernes
Videography | Matheus at Love Strong
"Destiny definitely stood out amongst other photographers because we absolutely loved how involved she was from the very beginning. She really wants to get to know you- which makes for really intimate photos! She asks tons of questions, which is awesome because you feel like you know her before even meeting her! And once you finally do, she is so so sweet!!! Destiny is so great at communicating and being really involved in every detail! She captured every emotion and detail perfectly, whenever I look at our wedding pictures, it brings back every feeling on our special day. TEARS!"
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