Straus Home Ranch Elopement - Marin County, CA

Celine and Jaime


"Celine and Jaime wed on their eleventh dating anniversary at Straus Home Ranch with their loving family giving blessings." - Carolyn henkle, California Wedding Day

Celine and Jaime eloped in a truly magical setting, the heart of dreamy Tomales Bay. It is along the coast of Marin County. A place where there is no shortage of organic pastures, winding roads, rolling green hills, and breathtaking water views.

Their unique wedding venue, a charming family owned bed and breakfast called Straus Home Ranch, delivered a beautiful backdrop for a ceremony. Celine, Jaime, and their guests were nestled amongst towering eucalyptus and cypress trees. A memorable part of the their ceremony was when the officiant passed the rings to the guests to warm them up with their hands.

During the intimate dinner reception, Celine's mom read her speech and paid tribute to the day she adopted Celine and brought her home as a little girl. Tears filled mom's eyes as she shivered reading. When she looked up from her paper, she couldn't believe how fast time flew by. Now, she saw Celine all grown up as a married woman.

At the end of the day - after they exchanged their vows, said cheers, and farewell to their guests - Celine and Jaime walked hand in hand to see Hog Island and Point Reyes National Seashore one last time. In that moment, they threw their hands up in the air and felt completely free. No more having to worry about how to plan a wedding during a pandemic. Having a small ceremony with just their parents and aunt, the most important guests of all, was a special alternative to say "I do."

Capturing Celine and Jaime's gentle, genuine care for each other was so lovely to see. I feel grateful I had the opportunity to be part of this special occasion. To read more about their relationship and see more of my photos from their special day, please check out an article written by Carolyn Henkle from California Wedding Day, "INTIMATE AND NATURAL ELOPEMENT CELEBRATING FOREVER AND FAMILY."

Hair + Makeup - @bfabmobile @misskatkit

Officiant - Jack Alcantara

Gown - @morileeofficial @madelinegardner

Suit - @menswearhouse

Rings - @brilliantearth

Jewlery - @queenmejewelryllc

Florist - @draegersmarket

Catering - @nickscove

Photographer - @valarieduran