Santa Cruz Ocean side Minimony | Ryan & Nataly

November 23, 2020 Wonderful Elopements

Nataly reached out to me in January about their wedding at Seascape Golf club. Like many couples who planned to tie the knot in 2020, Ryan and Nataly had to make swift changes to their plans. Although they are still planning on having a big wedding in 2021, they wanted to keep their original date and had a small wedding on the beach in Santa Cruz.

bride and groom standing under arch on the beach at their wedding ceremony in Santa Cruz
Groom admiring bride with his sunglasses on
bride laughing during the wedding ceremony on the beach

Their closest family and friends joined them for a beautiful beach ceremony in Santa Cruz. It was a bright and beautiful day, so bright Ryan had to wear his sunglasses to keep his eyes from watering. Or so he says. 😉 

Bride and groom share their first kiss on the beach at their Santa Cruz wedding.
Group shot of guests at small beach wedding.

Ryan and Nataly are one of those couples who bring out the absolute best in each other. I'm so happy they are now finally Mr. & Mrs. Tomafsky! 

Bride and groom at sunset overlooking the beach.
bride and groom's noses touch at sunset
bride and groom share a laugh on the beach at sunset

The beach house was transformed into a magical reception area by the talents of Linda from Eventscapes.

The beautiful flowers were done by Sweeley's Design Shop.

reception decor overlooking the ocean
welcome sign at small Santa Cruz wedding
candles and flowers on a long table outdoors for wedding reception
white rose and tropical leaves in a vase.
chairs lined up at table.

The small group enjoyed some good food together as they watched the sunset over the ocean. All the while, they were streaming the whole evening to Nataly's family in Mexico.

small wedding reception looking out on the beach in Santa Cruz
Bride and groom take a selfie at sunset
brides mother has a laugh at wedding reception
women laughing at sunset
bride telling a story to her guest
wedding party out of focus with ocean and fairy lights in background

I was blown away by the beautiful cake Tart & Tin created for the occasion.

detailed view of wedding cake with white bark and pink flowers
wedding cake with white bark and pink flowers

You can check out Ryan & Nataly's beautiful Engagement pictures at Sutro Baths in San Francisco by clicking on the link below.