San Diego Elopement at The Lafayette Hotel | Ruby + Katrena

After participating in this styled San Diego elopement shoot at The Lafayette Hotel, I can confidently say that if you plan to elope in California or this area specifically, you’ll want to consider this location. The hotel offers a retro-chic vibe with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. The architecture and design create a nostalgic atmosphere. Couples choosing The Lafayette Hotel for their wedding or elopement often seek a blend of vintage elegance, stylish mid-century modern decor, vibrant colors, and relaxed Southern California charm. The romantic vibe appeals to couples seeking a distinctive experience.

San Diego is a top choice for a breathtaking wedding backdrop, thanks to its stunning beaches, cliffs, and perfect weather year-round. The Lafayette Hotel, reminiscent of the “White Lotus” TV show set, offers a beautiful escape perfect for your wedding photos. It’s especially great for couples looking for a funky and fresh look, as the hotel allows for incorporating vibrant colors, textures, and patterns.


This styled shoot had such a unique vibe. Despite the gloomy weather and rain, Ruby and Katrena maintained their joy throughout the day. Their love felt like something out of a fairytale, and being a part of this experience was incredible.

While elopements are intimate affairs, it’s worth considering hiring vendors such as photographers, officiants, and florists to capture and enhance your ceremony. The vendors involved in this shoot were exceptional at bringing the vision to life.

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While I call Minnesota home, my passion for travel and capturing love knows no bounds. If you’re drawn to my carefree, nontraditional approach and feel like I could be the photographer for you, head over to my contact page, and let’s start planning our adventure together!


Venue | The Lafayette Hotel and Club

Design + Stationery | Jasper and Lane Events

HMUA | Alexis the Stylist

Wardrobe | Love Era

Florals | Natalie Blooms

Jewelry | Chouette Designs & Westry

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