Court and Ash came from Australia to the US for this destination elopement, choosing Hastings House Garden Weddings for its secluded location to say their vows to each other. If you go through all photos from this transgender wedding, you will see how much fun and emotion the two had with their two guests as they sculpted a wedding day that gave them a “just us” experience.
Ash never saw Court until she walked down the aisle, and his huge grin gave way that he was just as excited as she was to finally make it official! With Court’s best friend, a wedding planner at Stratford and Pearl, creating the perfect wedding timeline, it was only fitting she also participated in the intimate ceremony with a thoughtfully chosen poem to offer advice to the Couple.
After the ceremony we spent half an hour wandering the garden, taking advantage of the luscious space and savoring the moment. They were so playful and down for whatever ideas I tossed out, even “picking his nose” to get some awesome natural reactions. I have tried this idea with other Couples and have either been greeted with a confused face or enthusiastic compliance, to which they obviously went for the latter. It was so carefree and natural the entire time photographing them, and their energy and love for each other made it obvious they were made for each other.
One of the main reasons I love elopements more than larger weddings is that I am able to connect with the Couple more intimately and that they are always so much calmer on their wedding day. There aren’t hundreds of guests for them to spend a few minutes with before they have to leave and focus on the next thing on the timeline…it is all about them and what they want to do. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, check out these Reasons to Elope and the Best Places to Elope in San Francisco.
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