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About Elope to San Diego

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award Winner

Elope to San Diego™ is WeddingWire's BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 

Elopement and Vow-renewal services in San Diego, La Jolla, Mission Bay, Coronado and Sunset Cliffs!


Let us help you in planning an INEXPENSIVE and romantic elopement....

......and save you from getting a generic and CHEAP one!

Congratulations! You've made that big decision and are ready to run off and Elope TO San Diego! Now you need the information on how to do it without spending a fortune. You've come to the right place! Understanding you're on a tight budget, Elope TO San Diego has the information you need to put the plan in motion. The best part is; there are no additional fees to take advantage of the special vendor packages offered with Elope TO San Diego. Better yet, let me show you how to save money with area hotels and fine restaurants that work with me!

(some offer packages at a price only available through Elope TO San Diego)


Your simple to plan Elope to San Diego™ special starts with your choice of romantic ceremony locations such as Elope to Coronado™, Elope to La Jolla™, Elope to Mission Bay™ or Elope to Sunset Cliffs™. These locations are the perfect alternative to going to the local courthouse or that cheezy Vegas Wedding Chapel and, without a lot of the restrictions made by the other elopement services you'll find when trying to book a quick and easy Elope to San Diego™ celebration.

Plus, you get to Start with Trust as Elope to San Diego™ is a member of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, proudly holds an A+ rating and won the "San Diego Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics". We must meet a strict set of Better Business Bureau guidelines in regards to our professional business practices or making any marketing claims.

Our Elope to San Diego™ service includes:

Your personal and romantic elopement ceremony performed by an Award winning wedding Chaplain (Christian, Spiritual or Civil Type).

FREE filing of your marriage license following the ceremony with your County Clerk if desired.

No Additional fees for additional guests... Your children, family and friends are encouraged to attend (7 guests total except for Coronado which allows for 20) at no additional charge AND, you are NOT required to buy any additional high priced photography services if you do.

FREE Handcrafted Elopement Keepsake.

Military discount proudly offered EVERY DAY of the week!

No additional charge for adding acts of celebration like adding the Sand Ceremony, Rose or Lei Ceremony as long as you bring your items!

Elopement Photography is available upon request and offered at a reduced Elope to San Diego™ service rate by Professional San Diego Wedding Photographers.


Unlike most of the other elopement services offered in the area, I don't take a commission or referral payment from any vendor working with me. Each vendor believes in my Elope TO San Diego concept; to provide professional services without the high costs associated with the word "wedding" or, they are simply not part of my Elope TO San Diego family. Plus, I don't have a family member as the photographer and force you to use them. You are more than welcome to find your own and shop around.....It's your day and most importantly, it's an Elopement!


Let's face facts, if you wanted to spend thousands on your wedding day and participate in the pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding, you wouldn't be eloping! So why come to San Diego and hire someone that will over-charge you? And trust me, there are a few that will!!! Whatever the idea; a quiet moment in one of many beautiful parks in America's Finest City's or a "barefoot in the sand" ceremony along the Bay or the Pacific ...Elope TO San Diego is designed to help you put everything together.


Elope TO San Diego was created by Reverend Christopher Tuttle, an AWARD WINNING San Diego and Temecula Wine Country Wedding Officiant after hearing about a couple that paid over $1,000 just to elope! Knowing that couples simply want an alternative to Vegas and the Courthouse (and because he loves sunsets on the coast), he put his plan together; To offer professional and romantic elopement services to couples without overcharging couples. Since that blessed day, he has helped over one thousand couples from around the world Elope TO San Diego by not only creating an unforgettable elopement ceremony, but by helping couples find lodging, photographers and even offering restaurant suggestions and lodging. This is what Rev. Christopher does, full time and is an exciting and romantic part of his wedding ministry! This is what sets him a part from the others. 100% focus on weddings and his couples, How many others can say that! Rev. Christopher then researched, interviewed and brought together many top quality wedding vendors in the area that believe in the Elope TO San Diego concept and have agreed to offer special rates and services just for Elope TO San Diego couples. "An elopement should not be expensive, what it should be is; a special moment without the hassles and expense of a wedding!" - Rev. Christopher - Elope to San Diego. On a local wedding magazine website they sell their referral services to local vendors with the following statement..."It is time you get a piece or a bigger piece of this gold filled wedding cake!" Don't you feel special knowing that most wedding vendors are out for your money?


Visit the Elope TO San Diego Website and look at all of the options and locations and request service, it's that easy!




La Jolla in Spanish means "The Jewel". It is the Jewel of America's finest city, San Diego. La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants. La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun.

With four different locations to choose from for your elopement; Park setting, cliffs, rocks or feet in the sand, The La Jolla location is the most popular for eloping couples.



Coronado is a peninsula, a very small island town located across the bay from downtown San Diego, California. It is about 7.4 square miles and is accessed by way of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge or by ferry boats from downtown San Diego.

Coronado Island is best know for the historic Hotel Del Coronado and makes for a beautiful backdrop for elopement photos. Eloping couples can choose from two locations; The beach of the Hotel Del Coronado or Bay View Park with an awesome view of the San Diego Skyline.


Sunset Cliffs lies south of Ocean Beach and has several beaches below. Named for its exquisite sunset vistas, Sunset Cliffs Park encompasses 68 acres of bluffs and walking paths high above the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

Sunset Cliffs is a small area with two areas for elopements. Each can be very secluded or very busy depending on the time of year. There are some locations that are perfect for just the three of us and a photographer (not for the faint of heart standing on the edge of a cliff) and other spots than can handle a few guests.


Del Mar is a wonderful little coastal city known for the Del Mar Race Track "Where the surf meets the turf" and has a few little gems of locations. One is very busy near SeaGrove Parka nd the other much more secluded just south of Del Mar Heights on the cliffs above Torrey Pines beach.

About The Officiants

"Rev. Christopher" Minister of Marriage / Wedding Chaplain
Rev. Christopher Tuttle of Vows From The Heart Ministries is an independent non-denominational Christian Minister educated and ordained at U.C.M. Rev. Christopher serves as a Wedding Chaplain to better respect the faiths, beliefs and even non-beliefs of his couples.


"Best San Diego Wedding Officiant"
2009 and 2005 People's Choice Awards, Bridal Insider

"Best San Diego Officiant"

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Bride’s Choice Award. WeddingWire

  Member of the International Chaplains Association.

Member of the Presidential Prayer Team.

Member of the National Association of Wedding Officiants.

Pastor - Vows From The Heart Ministries.

Rev. Christopher is a retired radio and television broadcaster, a public speaker/emcee, a very proud Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Elope TO San Diego™ - Elope to Coronado™ - Elope to La Jolla™ - Elope to Mission Bay™ - Elope to Sunset Cliffs™
have NO affiliation with Elope San DIego - What-so-ever!

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Regions serviced: San Diego

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We eloped to Coronado on 8-4-17. Chaplain Christopher made every thing so easy. His message and words of wisdom were perfect for our story and journey. It was a beautiful experience!

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Great experience for an elopement! Great venues, hospitable officiant, great value! Looking forward to beautiful pictures of my beautiful ceremony!

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My husband and I were so happy we found Rev. Christopher online! He and Chaplain Mary made the whole elopement process so easy. The Rev was always quick to respond to our emailed requests and he officiated our beautiful and simple wedding at the Del Coronado Sand Dunes. Since my husband and I flew in for our elopement, we didn't know where to stay, how to find a photographer, where to get flowers, etc. and thankfully, Elope to San Diego helps you coordinate all of those details by asking which services you need and giving you contact information for vendors at a preferred rate. Easy Peasy! Rev. Christopher even took care of filing our marriage license for us so we could focus on having fun on our honeymoon! I wouldn't change a thing from our wedding and we are so thankful to have worked with the Tuttle's. MAKE SURE you go with Elope to San Diego when you are planning your elopement, there are other groups out there with similar names but you will not get the same level of service and care!
On a personal note, my dad had passed away a few years ago, and that's one of the big reasons we chose an elopement over a traditional wedding - no one to walk me down the aisle! But Rev. Christopher was an easy choice to have perform the ceremony because from the very moment I read through his website and saw his pictures, I could tell he was a kind man with a huge heart and it felt *right* to have him marry us. When we met the Rev, I knew immediately we had made the right choice - his sweet spirit and funny personality was the perfect addition to our wedding day. If you are considering eloping in San Diego, there is no need to look anywhere else - the Tuttle's will take care of you, just like they did us! 5 Stars, A++++++!!!!!

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"Military Mondays™, is a public service and philanthropic effort of Vows From The Heart Ministries and Elope to San Diego™ as an alternative to the "Courthouse" wedding for all Active Military members regardless of branch of service, time in the military or rank. The dictionary defines philanthropic as; showing concern for humanity by performing charitable actions. Rev. Christopher Tuttle of Vows From The Heart Ministries LLC has taken great pride over the years by offering military discounts
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Elope To San Diego and Vows From The Heart Ministries supports our active Military by offering a discount for elopement services in San Diego! These discount applies for elopements everyday except Mondays. Please see FREE elopement services offered to all active military.

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Rev. Tuttle is an AMAZING officiant to work with. My absolute favorite. He caters to all of his couples needs depending on what type of ceremony you want! I am a local photographer and I have shot two weddings with Rev. Tuttle and both times I got teary eyed behind my camera from his sweet and sincere words and wishes to his brides and his grooms. He will give you a perfect elopement ceremony! You will not be disappointed with his services. I would recommend ANYONE to Elope to San Diego!!

Always a pleasure, to work with Rev. Christopher and he trully deserves all of the cheers he gets from vendors and couples!!


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