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 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."
🌲// 📷: @hellobrandonscott
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. 👩🏼🌾👨🏻🌾🍕
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." ✨
Big Sur elopements will never get old, and there's almost no better place to elope than Post Ranch Inn. Lewis recited an old Scottish love song dated back to the early 1800s for Jessica in front of a bed of flowers in the woods for their intimate ceremony among the giant redwoods. If you know how to read old Irish text, here's an excerpt from what he said: "Let love sparkle In her e'e, Let her love nae man but me: That's the toeher-gude I prize; There the lover's treasure lies." 🌲: @postranchinn 📷: @hellobrandonscott
Couldn't get enough of this sun-soaked Big Sur Elopement on the cliffs of Garrapata Beach. Brock + Holli had their first dance down on the sand as the sun was setting, and it was a picture perfect Big Sur Evening.
☀️ 📷: @winsomeandwright