Seaside Wedding in Northern California

September 1, 2014 | olivia

natural landscape same-sex first look portrait

Morgan and Holly’s seaside wedding was a down-to-earth and elegant display of love and commitment for one another. The wedding’s location off the Northern California coast inspired the couple to keep decor simple and understated in order to showcase the setting’s beauty. Jamie Jones Photography captured the day with skill, from the intimate first look portraits to the exciting fire-dancers that finished off the night.

The Couple: Morgan and Holly

The Wedding: Merryman’s Beach House

The Inspiration: Holly grew up on the ocean so she always envisioned a beach wedding. We decided to get married where her parents live in coastal Northern California. We kept our decorations simple because we didn’t need a lot to accentuate the beauty of our great venue and the views we had.

beautiful Northern California coast shot

bridal shoes

bride getting ready

elegant bridal accessories

classic lace wedding dress

bride getting in her wedding dress

intimate first look portrait

Northern California coast first look portrait

same-sex couple first look portrait

Northern California coast couple portrait

same-sex couple beach wedding portrait

intimate same-sex couple portrait

oceanfront couple's portrait

romantic same-sex couple's portrait

wedding ceremony on the beach

romantic California coast same-sex wedding ceremony

romantic California coast same-sex wedding ceremony vows

romantic same-sex wedding ceremony ring exchange

same-sex wedding ceremony ring exchange

same-sex wedding ceremony kiss

Northern California coast wedding ceremony exit

elegant seaside wedding venue at Merryman's Beachhouse

simple beach wedding sunflowers decor

mason jar wedding favors

California seaside wedding reception

seaside wedding reception first dance

seaside wedding reception dance party

wedding reception fire dancers

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Jamie Jones Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Merryman’s Beach House
Officiant: Chris Lew
Invitation Designer: Vistaprint
Catering: The Lighthouse Grill
Wedding Dress: Anne Taylor
Bridal Accessories: Etsy
Hair Stylist: Taylor of Bloom Salon
Live Music: Blue Rhythm Revue
Rentals: Action Rentals
Rings: Ben Bridge Jewelers

Thank you to Morgan and Holly for sharing your wonderful wedding!

Looking for more oceanfront wedding inspiration? You’ll also love Lana and Roger’s destination beach wedding!


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  1. Their capturing style and get-up are very excellent .

  2. Wonderful weeding and wonderful photography. Thanks for sharing………

  3. Beautiful bride and prefect matching couple . <3

  4. Thank you for posting such a great article!

  5. Wow so happy. If anyone does not matter how important they are to bring happiness to themselves or not, is it safe to be with them?

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