Proprietor of Elope Mendocino and Your Officiant
My love of nature and the ocean, the arts, unique people and fashion,
massive redwood trees, and fresh, sweet, clean air is what brought me
to Mendocino. I can truly say I have “found home”. This amazing
coastal lifestyle is what sparked my passion to start Elope Mendocino –
a wedding service for couples who want an unconventional, effortless
and stress-free ceremony unique only to them and to their special
day of commitment.
After high school in the Midwest, I migrated to Northern California
to attend UC Berkeley for my psychology degree. I went on to obtain
a dual Masters Degree at John F. Kennedy University. During my time
at UC Berkeley, I had the honor of working as Social Coordinator at
the official residence for UC Berkeley Presidents. There at Blake House,
I orchestrated a myriad of events, from huge receptions and dinners to
numerous press briefings, before seeking a career in bio-pharmaceutical law.
Tammie Gilchrist Photography
After years in the Bay Area corporate pressure cooker, I moved to
Mendocino’s north coast. There really is no place on earth quite like it!
I found myself working in the hospitality industry, a transition that
was natural for me, eventually paving the way for me to start Elope Mendocino.
Whatever your heart’s desire, I will happily work with you to create a
unique experience that you will cherish forever – one that you can afford
and fit into your busy schedule. I collaborate with the crème de la crème
of local florists, pastry chefs and photographers on the coast.
It’s your day — I will do everything possible to make
it stress free, relaxing and just what you have always envisioned.
Contact me today. Let’s make your dreams come true!