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about Karen



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     I am a born & raised California gal. I have lived in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and currently in Orange County. The outdoors have my heart. I am happiest when backpacking, hiking, camping, swimming in a river- anywhere with nature. Travel fuels my soul and I am always planning my next adventure.

     I love a good cuddle session with my dogs and all things Halloween/spooky. I enjoy cooking up new vegan recipes. If the recipe says 2 garlic cloves, I'm adding 5. I'm also a preschool special education teacher. I live for love. I cry at every wedding. I cry during proposals. I cherish these moments.

I believe your wedding day should be a reflection of your relationship, and not just an event for others to enjoy. An elopement gives you the freedom to craft the actual best day of your life. As a hard-core introvert, I love the intimacy of a "just us" wedding day and the safe space it delivers. Your safe space with your person is precious. What I love about couples who choose to elope is not that "they care less" or are "minimalistic" (both not always true), but that they often care more about experiencing meaningful, intentional, and genuine moments with their partner. I'm not about beating around the bush and putting on performances- I want you to truly show up as you are on your wedding day. And I want you make some damn good memories you can look back on.

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