ELEGANT ELOPEMENTS A GROWING TREND AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
New L’Elopement Package is Ideal For Couples Looking To Sneak Away and Say Their Vows
Located in the heart of the picturesque Del Mar Village with breathtaking coastal views, it’s no surprise L’Auberge Del Mar is one of San Diego’s most sought-after wedding destinations. What may surprise some is that a growing portion of L’Auberge weddings are elopements. In fact, the trend is so popular that the hotel’s wedding director, Allison Patt, officially launched an L’Elopement Package to make it easy for couples looking to sneak away and say their vows.
“Elopement’s are attractive to many couples because they are generally far less stressful since there are fewer details, fewer decisions to make and fewer monetary pressures,” says Patt, who eloped herself in early March. “It’s a way for the bride and groom to plan the day that they have always dreamed of and not worry about pleasing others.”
No longer the cheap, hurried affairs of yesteryear, elopements at L’Auberge Del Mar are elegant events that include many traditional wedding elements such as gourmet food, beautiful wedding gowns and elaborate photo shoots, just without the huge guest list. Couples often choose to spend money on things that matter most to them to create the day they have always envisioned.
“With elopements, we spend more time on the small, but significant details such as ceremony vows, customized welcome gifts and handwritten cards for each of the very few guests attending,” says Patt.
Since the only opinion that matters is the couple’s, elopements also tend to have elements of the unexpected. Sometimes that means having gourmet burgers for a wedding dinner instead of filet, or the bride wearing a blue dress instead of a white gown.
According to Patt, brides of all ages and life stages are embracing elopements. “Elopements are no longer just for second weddings or weddings with family challenges,” says Patt. “At L’Auberge, we are planning elopements for everyone from young couples just starting out who want to save money, to the older professional couple who may or may not be getting married for the first time and want an intimate affair with the people who matter most.”
For parties 10 and under, the new L’Elopement Package at L’Auberge Del Mar is designed for intimate weddings or vow renewals and includes:
- A stunning, seasonal bouquet for the bride
- A boutonniere for the handsome groom
- The intimate Ocean Terrace with views of the sea
- An interfaith officiate to preside over the personalized ceremony
- Lush petals to adorn the ceremony terrace
- Personal attention of the Romance Director to coordinate the day
- Professional Photographer to capture the memories (one hour of service)
- Champagne toast following vows
- Luxurious rose petal turndown and chocolate covered strawberries in your guestroom
The L’Elopement Package is $2,000 plus the cost of the guestroom. For more information, visit www.laubergedelmar.com or call 858-793-6445.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal villageof Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com