Citizen Hotel Penthouse ElopementAmanda + Alex

I LOVE elopements. While I have seen some amazing weddings over the years, sometimes the most special way to say “I Do” is with just each other (and a handful of your closest friends). Amanda and Alex said their vows on the penthouse balcony at the Citizen this summer — and these two are too sweet to handle.

Sacramento Elopement Photography

The most special part of eloping is the intimacy. Marriage is one of the most personal bonds to take on, and eloping is the choice of many who want this day to be even more intimate and unique.

Elopement first look at Citizen Hotel

Emotional wedding and elopement portraits

Eloping tip #1: First looks are not just for the big ballroom weddings — seeing your hubby-to-be before your private ceremony is a beautiful and emotional moment for any couple. Amanda and Alex had my eyes welling up too!

Charming Sacramento elopement photography
Intimate downtown Sacramento wedding

Elopement tip #2: It doesn’t hurt to have a gorgeous view of the cityscape during the “I Do’s” ! I love the Citizen not only for it’s fabulous architecture, but also that it is in the central hub of Downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento elopement ceremony in downtown
Creative intimate wedding inspiration
Personal Sacramento elopement portraits
Bride and groom exchanging rings

Emotional groom at Sacramento elopement
Emotional bride at Sacramento elopement ceremony
First kiss on The Citizen penthouse balcony - Carmen Salazar
Cute after the wedding ceremony portrait

The moments after the ceremony are the perfect time to see the happy newlyweds glowing from their first kiss — from high fives to teary-eyed kisses, no one can contain their smiles!

Vintage style wedding ring - Carmen Salazar
Citizen Hotel champagne toast - Carmen Salazar
Bride and groom toasting at penthouse - Carmen Salazar
Happy newlywed portraits - Carmen Salazar
Cute Sacramento groom celebrating - Carmen Salazar
Emotional elopement Sacramento photography - Carmen Salazar
Black and white silhouette wedding photography - Carmen Salazar
Sentimental Sacramento bride and groom - Carmen Salazar
Freeport Wedding cake at The Grange Sacramento - Carmen Salazar

Elopement tip #3: The Citizen is especially perfect for your elopement because The Grange is a sleek and sexy location to stuff yourself on cake!!

Wedding cake at The Grange Sacramento - Carmen Salazar
Romantic Citizen Hotel wedding portraits - Carmen Salazar
non traditional white lace wedding gown
Downtown Sacramento wedding photographer - Carmen Salazar
Capitol Park Sacramento wedding - Carmen Salazar

Elopement tip #4: Capitol Park is super gorgeous for your Sacramento wedding portraits — these lovebirds look extra dreamy among the City of Trees.

Romantic black and white wedding photography - Carmen Salazar
Romantic black and white wedding portraits- Carmen Salazar

California State Capitol wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Sacramento trees wedding portraits - Carmen Salazar

Chic alternative wedding dress - Carmen Salazar

Sacramento Capitol Park portraits - Carmen Salazar
Sacramento bride and groom at Capitol Park - Carmen Salazar
Sacramento bride and groom at Capitol Park - Carmen Salazar
Citizen Hotel Sacramento weddings and elopements - Carmen Salazar

Elopement tip #5: Getting married in a beautiful penthouse means you get to stay the night after with your new hubby!  Congratulations Amanda and Alex!

Venue: The Citizen Hotel

Hair and Makeup: Polish and Pout

Cake: Freeport Bakery

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