Modern Beach Elopement Shoot By Esther Makau Photography

Man embraces a woman in a sequin mini dress on sunny Orange County beach with the waves of the Pacific Ocean behind them.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography

Elopements aren’t just for the movies, and amid the global uncertainties of the past year and the new wedding-planning nuances that came along with them, more couples have been opting instead for sweet weddings for two. This modern beach elopement styled shoot was captured by Esther Makau Photography in her signature candid, airy style. Esther Makau is passionate about freezing moments in time by taking candid wedding photos that tell a couple’s unique love story. “Timeless, romantic and candid moments are captured because of a couple’s connection with each other and their photographer. Your memories are as important to me as they are to you,” explains Esther. As you scroll through the photos from this shoot, you’ll almost feel the ocean breeze and the love and laughter shared between the bride and groom. 

This inspo-worthy shoot is the perfect blend of modern and timeless! Our bride opted for a dazzling short, sequined mini dress by Vera Wang with a delicate jeweled belt. The white sequins bring the perfect amount of chic to the beach. Its draped, flowy fit, and open back add an air of oceanside romance. To match the beach elopement style, the bride wore her hair in loose, textured waves that look so natural. Then, her soft makeup polishes the look. The groom’s classic-meets-modern black and white style coordinates perfectly with his bride.

Take in all of the beachy elopement beauty on Orange County, California’s sunny shores, through the gorgeous photos below!

This beach elopement was set on the beach in Orange County, California, where the waves roll over rocks and sand.

California sunshine illuminates the white sequins on the bride's Vera Wang mini dress.

Woman facing Pacific ocean wearing a deep v-back mini sequin dress by Vera Wang on an Orange County California beach during an elopement shoot by Esther Makau Photography.

A groom in a white button down and black pants sits next to his bride in a stylish sequined mini dress by Vera Wang during this beach elopement shoot.

A candid photo of a bride and groom as they hold hands and walk in the sand with the ocean in the background.

Smiling woman with wavy hair and sequin white long sleeve mini dress with sparkling belt on a beach in California during an elopement editorial by Esther Makau Photography.

The couple in this beach elopement styled shoot embrace each other on the beach as the sunlight illuminates the bride's draped sequined mini dress.

A barefoot bride embraces her groom as the sunlight illuminates the couple and the ocean.

The bride and groom walk hand in hand towards the ocean during this beach elopement wedding styled shoot.

“Modern Beach Elopement Shoot By Esther Makau Photography” Spotlight Houston Vendor – Photography: Esther Makau Photography

Contributing Vendors: Adorn Collective Workshops / Taylor Hackett-Johnson / KG Hair and Makeup / Fleur Gabrielle / Vera Wang

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