On the day of their wedding, all the winter rain and chill were gone and a quiet, sunny day at New Brighton Beach awaited us; it was gorgeous and we could see all around the Monterey Bay. I met their Boston Terriers; the male dog had on a bow tie and the female dog had a flower on her collar, as she was flower dog. Despite the fact the couple were “glamping” the Bride had on a stylish knee-length dress and boots (I half expected she might be wearing jeans), wore makeup, her hair was “did,” and looked radiant (unlike the flannel shirt and sweats look I have when camping). The groom was also happy and had on a nice sweater. I told the Groom that “he scored” when I met his wife-to-be; he’s a lucky man. The Bride’s brother was able to drive from Silicon Valley to attend their elopement, and I recruited him to hold the wedding rings (and dog leashes if needed). We went down to the beach and walked along until we found a spot that looked right for our ceremony. My couple each had one dog on a leash during the ceremony until it was ring time. Bride A. got a little teary at one point, but their happiness was as evident as the bright sun. We finished their wedding ceremony and took photos on the beach and also under the trees at their campsite. Of course, their dogs were also in some of the pictures. The couple were going to celebrate with cheesecake from a renowned local bakery and some champagne later that day. I was glad to have met such an amiable couple and be a part of their holiday elopement. Cheers to D. & A.!