A Mendocino Coastal Elopement at Cuffey’s Cove Ranch

Coastal Elopement

Elegant and Ethereal

Creating the Feeling of Romance by Elevating the Natural and Curating the Emotional at this Intimate Elopement in Mendocino

a mendocino Coastal elopement you need to see

We all want to feel that feeling on the wedding day. The feeling you can't describe exactly but the word romance comes to mind. It's like the scene is set and the magic is there and it starts before you walk down the aisle. As guests arrive and as the music plays, sometimes a wedding has an extra feeling to it, this indescribable presence added...the romance of the moment, a living breathing thing.

1. Cuffey's Cove Ranch: The Venue with a View
2. Mendocino Coast: Landing on a Landscape
3. Elevated Florals: Design Meets Nature

This Cuffey's Cove elopement is beautiful but also serves as a great example to adding romance while maintaining simplicity. you can have both! Let me tell you how.

1. Cuffey's Cove: The Venue with a View

Cuffey's Cove Ranch in Mendocino is a stunning location for a wedding and provides all the romantic ambiance we could hope for.

Okay we all know finding the right venue is key, but where you can really streamline that process is by niching down to what you WANT. When you think of your wedding day, if you think of mountains and wind and a big tent under the stars, you might consider this venue, Cuffey's Cove Ranch. If you think of your wedding day and see a swanky hotel and camera's flashing and dancing with a great dj, you might consider a wedding venue in the city. Those two examples carry different feelings. The first, gives soft, ethereal romance and a magical kind of whimsy. The second gives fashion and glam and big, joyful energy. So in my experience in the wedding industry, starting with that feeling you want for your wedding day is most important. It will help you sort through all the amazing venues out there to find the one that fits.

However if you are looking for the romance, check out Cuffey's Cove Ranch.
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo

Mendocino Coast: Landing on a Landscape

The venue is important but the location of that venue holds equal weight. the drive through mendocino is winding and beautiful, setting a tone of romance before guests have even arrived.

If you're looking for romance, and thinking of location, we can always connect the ocean or a cliffside view with that concept. Romance is directly linked to the ambiance of nature, a great sunset or the quiet sounds of night time under a blanket of stars. When we light candles to emulate that soft glow of the moon or listen to ocean sounds to sleep at night, those elements of nature bring us peace, and when using those to cultivate ambiance, it builds the atmosphere of romance on your wedding day. You can truly simplify the design aspect of a wedding day but allowing the natural design of the landscape to take center stage. Mendocino is an artist when it comes to landscape.

Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo

3. Elevated Florals: Design Meets Nature

allowing the landscape of the mendocino coast to speak, using florals to add to the natural design of Cuffey's Cove and allowing this elopement on the coast to feel unique

I think many wedding vendors would have an opinion here because more often than not we develop an eye for design, or lack thereof. Sometimes we can look and immediately feel that the use of more florals would've elevated a space, or lower draping could've added a feeling of intimacy. We aren't critical but we become adept in noticing the differences in a design well done and one that could benefit from something more. This coastal elopement is a great example of less being more, with the florals primary focus to elevate the tablescape with colors that complimented the landscape.
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo

The Natural Florals of Cuffey's Cove Ranch

The Beauty of mendocino

Bringing in florals is always a great option, but in addition, finding a venue with naturally occurring florals that amplify your wedding day vision is a dream come true. I found Cuffey's Cove specifically to be a beautiful mix of natural and planted growth that brought a richness and warmth to the cottage that made it feel exceptionally interesting and more luxurious.
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Mendocino coastal elopement, Cuffey's Cove Ranch Wedding, Coastal Wedding Inspo
Vendors: Design: Janna Brown Design Co. | Gown: Marchesa's Bridal | Beauty: Design Her Image | Paper Goods: Sound of Script | Venue: Cuffey's Cove Ranch

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