Rayna and Brylon Crier are two Louisiana lovers who decided to head out West with their adorable son to make their elopement as intimate as possible.
“Having already had our son and relocated several states away from family and friends, we knew that a traditional wedding wouldn’t fit the bill,” Rayna tells ESSENCE. “So without telling anyone, my (now) husband and I secured plane tickets and a villa to fit our family and both of our mothers for a secret elopement.”
To minimize the fuss and ensure an intimate ceremony, The Crier’s hired a photographer friend to capture the moment. After finding an officiant on Yelp, the ceremony planning was done! “With the help of several YouTube videos, I beat my face and picked up a bouquet on the way to the beach while my groom and toddler played in the sand. It was simple, it was fun, and more importantly, it was done our way. “
Just like that, over an extended weekend, these two love birds from Louisiana signed a marriage license and tied the knot on Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA!
Scroll through for more beautiful photos from The Criers’s elopement below: