Abby and Riz decided that a beautiful, intimate beach elopement was absolutely perfect for them. These two eloped at Indian Rocks Beach with just their mom’s in attendance. They actually had more vendors there than guests! This created for such a sweet moment for Abby and Riz.

They both got ready separately at a beachside house where the sliding back door of the bright blue house opened up directly on to the sand.  Light flooded into the house as they prepared to take the next step in their lives, and open a new chapter in their relationship. Abby’s simple, yet elegant dress hung between string lights, waiting for her to finish her hair and make up.

While Abby was getting her hair curled and her makeup applied, Riz was in the next room putting on a dapper red suit with a blue vest underneath. His mom helped him with the finishing touch of a boutonniere before heading out the sliding glass doors with his mom to wait for his bride to arrive.

As Abby stepped out of the door on to the sand of Indian Rocks Beach, you could see how excited the two were for the next step in their relationship! Riz waiting for Abby in a heart drawn in the sand surrounded by flower petals with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. Abby’s mom walked her down the aisle to where Riz waited for her.

As the two exchanged rings on Indian Rocks Beach, rain started to come down. These two did not let the rain stop them from enjoying this beautiful moment though. After exchanging vows and rings, everyone watched in excitement for their first kiss as husband and wife.

After capturing some beautiful portraits of the two, we all headed inside to celebrate this beautiful occasion. They had a beautiful cake waiting for them to cut and a bottle of champagne to pop in celebration with their moms!

Check out some of the beautiful moments from Abby and Riz’s Indian Rocks Beach elopement on the Gulf of Mexico. You can also view their video here!

Here are the rest of the amazing vendors involved!

Photo & Video: The Picture of Love
HMU: Shaina – All that Glitters Palm Harbor, FL
Dress: Lulus
Officiant: A Beautiful Wedding in FL

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