Best Places To Elope

In Orange County

Brazil Wedding · Published

After an interview with the beautiful wedding couple and their destination photographer, the following event was published with my friends at Jetfete, destination wedding blog:

Benjamin and Thailis had a truly global destination wedding in beautiful Brazil! The groom from New York, the bride from Brazil, the pair planned the event from their home (and where they met) in China! The decided to host a week long celebration with all their friends and family staying together at a private villa about two hours south of Recife, Brazil in a remote beach town. We asked the couple about their selection. “The reason for choosing the place was the size of the house, was big enough to have all our friends staying together for the wedding and carnival, plus that our friends were coming from all over the world so we wanted everyone to meet in advance and have a great time.”


With a week to play, the group not only celebrated the big day but also planned a trip to Carnival, a boat ride to nearby island, day trips to various beaches and of course, lots of lounging around the villa.

“The challenge was organizing the wedding from China, specially February 14th, carnival had all the hotels already booked.”

“One of our friends surprised us so much bringing his helicopter and giving us a ride right before the ceremony, the view was so beautiful from the top and the feeling was amazing.” How fun!!

Then, for the ceremony, the couple opted to say “I do” in the evening.

“We didn’t think much about theme or decor, actually we decided to keep it clean and soft looking, we wanted the location to be the focal point since the place was so pretty and charming.”

“Notable and interesting part of the wedding party was the couple’s first dance, which was organized during the week that we stayed at the villa, one of our friends helped us to coordinate the dance, some of our best friends danced with us and it was followed by fireworks.”

A custom cake topper, dessert bar and more dancing then rounded out the night and a wonderful week together with loved ones!

“The day after our wedding we spent with our friends again – a boat to a nearby island, lots of hammocks and more drinks.”

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Wedding location: Sirinhaem, Recife, Brazil
Wedding Venue: Villa Trinidade
Wedding Coordinator – VA Cerimonial & Eventos by Vanessa
Designer/Florist- Julio Baltar
Catering/Linens/Tables/Chairs – Anthurius
DJ/entertainment – DJ Canavarro
Dress designer – custom

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"We could just elope"

Sometimes a big wedding just isn't what
you want. Elopements are pretty much my favorite thing EVER to
photograph, because you get to make the day totally unique to you.
When you elope, there aren't any compromises necessary – You can go
anywhere you want to, do anything you like, and have the adventure of
a lifetime. The beauty is that since you're saving a TON of money
that you'd spend on a big wedding, you have more flexibility to
travel, buy that perfect dress, splurge a $1000 on flowers, or spend
a little extra on details you might not be able to afford with a big


Elopements are simple, relaxed, and
beautiful. And the best part is you can do it anywhere, anytime.


So if you're
planning an elopement in Orange County or Southern California, I've
put together a list of great elopement venues. These range from urban
to the 100% wild outdoors. The beauty of eloping in Southern
California is there is literally EVERYTHING to choose from. Want to
elope on the beach in Laguna? We can do that. Want to head off into
the mountains and have an elopement in Big Sur? Easy peesy. Dig that
desert vibe? Have an elopement at Joshua Tree! We have some of the
best elopement locations in the world. (and that's why I love being
an elopement photographer in Orange County!)


With that intro
out of the way, lets get into this list of the best elopement
locations around Orange County!