Written by our rad team member, Kiersten Roy
When it comes to eloping in Oregon, we can’t think of too many places that beat having a Crook Point elopement! This stunning wedding venue located on the Southern Oregon Coast offers so much in terms of landscape! From redwood forests, to dramatic cliffs and stunning coastlines with wildflower fields, Crook Point wedding venue truly has it all. Keep scrolling to see more from Aly and Justin’s colorful Crook Point elopement and learn more about a few of the many reasons we recommend eloping at Crook Point!!!
Meet Aly & Justin: The Couple of This Colorful Crook Point Elopement
Photographing couples on their best day ever is one of our favorite things to do, but when that couple also happens to be another elopement photographer, it is even MORE of an honor to know that they trusted us enough to document their special day. Cue Aly and Justin – an outdoorsy and adventurous couple who described themselves to me (Mollie) as a couple with “passions that probably make their moms a little nervous” (ie – rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, and anything around water).
When they first reached out to me Aly and Justin already had a pretty good idea of what they wanted their Crook Point elopement day to look like. They loved the Southern Oregon Coast area because, not only was it close to the ocean, but it also provided easy access to the Redwood forests (the best of both worlds if you ask me). One of the things that was most important to them was being able to include their two golden retriever pups (you know we LOVE pup guests at elopements!) and needless to say, I was pretty excited to meet not just the couple, but also their pups of honor.
Aly and Justin’s Crook Point elopement day started off at sunrise in a foggy meadow nestled above the Oregon Coast. Something about the way the fog rolled over the hills was seriously MAGIC making for the perfect way to kick off this Oregon Coast elopement. After the couple’s first look, we ran around the hillside and had a total Sound of Music moment before heading to the Redwoods to meet up with their family for a morning hike through the forest. After the hike Justin made chocolate chip pancakes on a camp stove for the whole family (talk about unique details and adventurous experiences!).
After an afternoon nap, I met back up with the couple for a celebratory meal (again made by Justin) and we all enjoyed a delicious reception dinner overlooking the ocean below! After we all finished eating, Aly, Justin and their guests all headed over to the cliffs where the couple exchanged vows with a beautiful sunset view overlooking the ocean as their backdrop. Once their ceremony had finished, we took some couple photos on the cliffs (with their two dogs, of course) and then headed down to join the rest of their family on the beach for a bonfire and some brews. A perfect ending to a perfect day!
Oregon Coast Elopement at Crook Point: Everything You Need to Know
About Crook Point: a Beautiful Oregon Coast Elopement Venue
I can’t get enough of how beautiful this Oregon Coast elopement venue is! Located on the Southern Oregon Coast (near Brookings, Oregon), Crook Point is a private beachfront property that offers both lodging and event spaces for their guests. The venue is located on 3,000-acres of land and boasts a completely private Oregon Coast elopement experience for its guests. Couples can choose to rent 1 or all of their 8 cabins making this a perfect choice for elopements and intimate weddings of any size. With 6 different ceremony locations to choose from, this venue also offers a lot of variety for your Crook Point elopement. The team at Crook Point is so easy to work with and they also provide rentals that you can use for a meal, making this a one-stop-shop for your elopement on the Oregon Coast.
The Best of Both Worlds: Experience a Redwoods Elopement + Oregon Coast Elopement All in One
Not only does Crook Point offer a variety of elopement ceremony locations, but eloping at this venue also gives you the best of both worlds. Here you’ll be able to experience the coast with it’s dramatic beaches and stunning cliffs, as well as the Redwood forests, rivers, and wildflowers…all in one day! By eloping at Crook Point, you’ll get such a variety of locations and sceneries and the best part is you don’t have to travel far to experience it all! Want to see more Redwoods elopement and Oregon Coast elopement inspiration? Check out Kimberlee and Chad’s best day ever below!
Best Time to Elope at Crook Point
When planning an Oregon Coast elopement, one of the first questions I hear is “when is the best time to plan an elopement?”. Weather in the PNW can oftentimes be unpredictable, and while eloping on the coast can provide a little more flexibility, I always recommend couples elope between the months of May and October. During these months you’ll not only get to witness the Oregon Coast during its sunniest seasons, but you’ll also have a better chance of seeing the gorgeous wildflowers that are in bloom during the late spring/early summer months. In fact, when planning their elopement at Crook Point, Aly wanted their day to be filled with flowers and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the wildflowers would be in peak bloom during their special day!
What You Need to Know About Packages For Your Crook Point Elopement
When choosing to have a Crook Point elopement, we highly recommend two elopement packages to our couples – sunrise to sunset or a two-day elopement.
Our sunrise-to-sunset package is one of our most popular elopement packages booked by our couples and here’s why: when booking a sunrise-to-sunset elopement, you are going to have golden hour and blue hour at BOTH sunrise and sunset! This means you will get the best light on your day (twice!!) and experience multiple locations like the Redwoods and the coast.
If you want a little extra time at these locations or are planning to have a celebration with guests, then a two-day elopement is a great way to go! With a two-day elopement package, you can still get the best light at both sunrise and sunset and be able to spend time celebrating with your loved ones or planning additional activities to allow you to fully celebrate your new marriage.
Click here to learn more about our packages for your Crook Point elopement.
Meet Your Photographers For Your Crook Point Elopement
We feel most at home in the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that is where we gravitate towards as your Crook Point elopement photographers. Between the Pine was founded by Mollie in 2018 and she has hiked hundreds of miles all over the Pacific Northwest and Kauai, to capture couples during their best day ever. Since 2018, we’ve grown our team and hired three incredible photographers (cue Whitney, Dawn, and Kass)!
Dawn has photographed elopements all over the Pacific Northwest for the last seven years and is truly incredible when it comes to capturing all the in-between moments of your Crook Point elopement!
Kass was previously an outdoor recreation guide and knows all the best locations to adventure during your Crook Point elopement. She transitioned from guide to photographer six years ago and hasn’t looked back since!
Whitney is an outdoor enthusiast turned elopement photographer and loves to capture all the details during your Crook Point elopement. She is guaranteed to take you to some of the most secluded settings with the most jaw-dropping views your eyes will ever see.
Our team at Between the Pine is passionate about our jobs and adventuring to the most beautiful locations to document your Crook Point elopement. We know the Pacific Northwest like the back of our hands and are dying for a reason to head back to the mountains, forest, and everything in between! Click here to learn more about the Between the Pine team, your Crook Point elopement photographers!
Meet the Other Incredible Vendors From This Crook Point Elopement
Venue: Crook Point
Florist: Carrie Crook Floral and Events
Rings: Clementine Jewelry