Del Mar, Calif.- 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:
For more information, visit www.laubergedelmar.com or call 858-793-6445.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com.
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