Ryan + Alex’s intimate Sonoma wedding at Trentadue Winery couldn’t be stopped by rain as just minutes before the ceremony was set to begin, the rain let up, the guests took their seats, and two were made one in a gorgeous, lush setting. It was an honor to capture the day alongside the always talented Jihan Cerda , and with a killer team including, Milestone Events Group, AMS Entertainement, Elaine Bell Catering, and Encore Events Rentals the day that began with rain and last-minute changes ended up to be an elegant celebration of two families coming together.
Lindsay and Mac’s classic Carmel Valley wedding day at the pristine Bernardus Lodge was planned to perfection by Robin Servina and her killer team including rentals by Standard Party Rentals and tasteful flowers by Fleurs Du Soleil. Alongside one of my favorite photographers Brandon Scott, we were graced with the most perfect valley sunlight to capture the natural beauty and joy between Lindsay + Mac. DJ Trevor Williams ended the night with an all out rager, and by the end of the night I’m pretty sure all of the photo booth hats, props, and wigs ended up on the dance floor.
Brandon + Stephanie eloped at a small private campground in Big Sur among the towering redwoods and the warm sun beams shining through them. Their adventurous spirit as a couple was represented in everything from Brandon’s boots to the John Muir quote outside their tent. One of my favorite moments of the day was when all of their closest friends and family circled around them during their ceremony creating a beautiful image of their circle of support as these two started their new family together. I was honored to work beside destination photographer Cecilia Proskauer who captured the day beautifully and you can check out the gorgeous photos of the day here: Brandon + Stephanie Blog Post.
This picturesque Carmel wedding at the historic Mission Ranch had me grinning ear to ear the whole day. It was a rare day of Carmel sun streaming down on the all the cute little sheep in the pasture right beside two people becoming one. Throughout the day, it was so sweet and heartwarming watching on as Clinton looked out for and cared for Sophie, always taking her feelings into account before acting or speaking. Lastly, with a team including the insanely talented Lilly Red capturing the day to perfection and DJ Trevor Williams keeping the party going, it was a day of classic elegance and a one for books. 🎉👏
Anthony + Christina began their day at the Big Sur Lodge, getting ready and exchanging heartfelt notes to each other in cabins on either side of the campground. Their ceremony took place at the historic Loma Vista Gardens adjacent to their reception location Big Sur Bakery, which in my opinion is one of the best places to grab a bite if you are in the area. The day couldn’t have happened without the tireless and precise planning of Mariah Green and with a team including Yehleen Photography, capturing the gorgeous day and Mark Banks providing perfect ambiance with his musical mastery, it was a day to remember and one that was overflowing with joy and celebration.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day, couple, and team for this picture-perfect fall wedding in Carmel Valley at the always stunning Holman Ranch. All the floral, decor, and everything in-between was masterfully planned and executed by Simone Lennon Events and her team, and it was yet another elegant day filled with classic beauty and so many touching moments. Right as the sun was setting, we trekked up into the vineyards for sunset portraits alongside Jodee Debes who captured the day perfectly and brought so much positive energy to the day. Overall it was just one of those days where everything flowed so effortlessly and Reece and Sarah were just able to be in the moment, enjoying each other and the company of all their guests, and more importantly having a killer party celebrating their love.
This picturesque Lake Tahoe wedding was magical from start to finish. Jill + Kyle got married nestled against the serene shoreline beside the gorgeous West Shore Cafe, and directly after the ceremony we hopped on a slick 1930’s style mahogany boat made by Grand Craft for the newlyweds to ride into the sunset. It was a day of classic beauty, and most importantly of two becoming one, and looking good doing it.
— I believe in you, the person you stand here as today, the person you will grow to become, and the couple we will become together — 🌿
This airy Big Sur Elopement started nestled among the giant redwoods where Brian + Maricela shared heartfelt personal vows with the sun streaming in through the branches, and ended along the epic sprawling Big Sur cliffs as they watched the sun go down over the crashing waves below. One of my favorite moments of the day was not actually at either of these locations, but after our beach excursion as we walked back to our cars in the parking lot, Brian knelt down and gently cleaned Maricela’s sandy feet before she put her shoes back on. His servant heart was so sweet and sincere, and it was a great picture of their relationship.
"I truly believe you were the answer to my many prayers. I love you with everything I have, and I promise to never let you doubt that I do. You believe in me and have shown me a love I don't even deserve. You will always be the very best part of my day. I am yours and you are mine, and of that I am certain."
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Xin + Wenxi's day started with a thin layer of mist in the air with picturesque fog rolling over the Big Sur hills. They shared heart-felt personal vows with the gorgeous backdrop of the Carmel Coastline and were total sweethearts interacting with each other throughout the day. The Hyatt Carmel Highlands provided a beautiful backdrop for the day and it was just a pure celebration of a new family forming, and extended family coming together as one.
This Big Sur Elopement at Ventana Inn could be summed up in one word: magical. Caile was dressed in traditional Scottish garb to honor his heritage and family, and bagpipers led the processional into the deep Big Sur forest for Caile and Kelly to say their vows surrounded by the towering redwoods.
Scott and Chandler met when they were both 15, growing up on farms right next to each other in Georgia. Even though they lived next to each other, they were divided by county lines, so they didn't end up going to same school. They knew and admired each other all through high school and college, but the stars never aligned until their senior year of college when they finally went on their first date. Ever since then, they've been inseparable. They decided to elope along the blustery Big Sur Coast, and finish the day with pizza. If that isn't a classic love story I don't know what is. 👩🏼🌾👨🏻🌾🍕
Even fire couldn't keep these two from getting married. Literally. Originally these two were planning on getting married last fall at Cornerstone Sonoma but the fires in the area made that impossible. Luckily the whole team was able to band together to re-make this perfect day happen this past March, and everyone came together and killed it. Even through all this difficulty and shuffling Matt and Steph remained positive, and it was a thing of beauty to see everything come together to create this stunning day. ☀️
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This intimate Big Sur Elopement at Glen Oaks was such a sweet, delicate day among the redwoods celebrating two lives becoming one. David + Lauren's joy was infectious and it was such an honor to capture their love alongside photographer, Giana Rada.
"When I look at you I see home. I was born and designed to love you." 🌲
I will never tire of Post Ranch Inn Elopements in Big Sur. Casey + Angela's day was serene yet joyous and Soaring Starkey officiated the ceremony among the massive redwoods. Evynn Levalley joined us for the day to capture the day and we ended looking over the cliffs of the Big Sur Coastline.
"May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out." ✨