Big Sur California Wedding

June 28, 2014  |  Brianna and Ryan

Brianna & Ryan’s wedding was straight out of a dream – they were married on the scenic cliffs of Big Sur, California! Ryan, who owns his own custom homebuilding company, and Brianna, an interior designer, opted for the perfect destination getaway for their wedding – combining the redwoods and cliffs overlooking the Pacific, with the peaceful quiet and amazing food of Northern CA.

Anthony and I were on the road for about 3 weeks when we arrived in San Jose and made the drive out, past stunning Carmel, and in to Big Sur! Although I’ve been to Northern CA quite a few times, nothing has compared to my first trip to this amazing little town! Our cabin was absolute perfection – heated floors and our own firepit for smores – but nothing compared to the stars we saw… I mean, seriously – it was one of the most amazing sights and I would gladly welcome a trip back!

After their beautiful ceremony and a picture perfect golden sunset (followed by an equally perfect pastel dusk), we capped off the night with some dancing, a fire pit with gourmet smores and pizza, and lots of stargazing.

We inadvertently crashed their rehearsal dinner (but seriously, best food ever – the Deviled eggs with prosciutto was incredible), and then celebrated with them the day after their wedding at a (very) windy Pacific beach and in the redwoods for a trash the dress! We just wanted to thank them for being such gracious and fabulous hosts and allowing us to celebrate along with their family and friends! It’s such a beautiful thing to be involved in destination weddings – we really feel like  we become family for the day – and that makes me so excited to do what I do!

Getting Ready: Glen Oaks, Big Sur, CA – Redwood Grove Cabins
Venue:
Paion (Private Residence), Big Sur, CA
Event Coordinator: Diane, Elegant Events
Hair and Makeup: La Coiffure, Carmel CA
Catering: Classic Catering, CA
Florist: Christine Cater – Wedding & Event Floral Design
Cake Artist: Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
DJ and Guitarist: Brian Bergeron
Bridal Salon: Brides by Demetrios, Orlando FL
Bridal Gown and Veil: Brides by Demetrios
Rings: Tacori (hers) and Triton (his) from International Diamond Center
Men’s Suits: Tom James
Bridesmaid Gowns: Jenny Yoo

Can I give a huge thanks to Anthony for coming out to shoot with me and share this wonderful experience!

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Brianna’s mom and her friend, Sue, designed the stationery for their wedding!
The front is a photo that Brianna and Ryan took on a recent trip out to Big Sur!

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The drive to the wedding venue included some music from Brianna’s phone and lots of twists and turns!
We made a pit stop for my stomach… I mean, to take this gorgeous photo!

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they were smiling at me… I couldn’t resist :)

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They spent a few moments alone on this super-cool Whale-Bone bench before joining us for photos!

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A family friend started the Lucky Tornado wine … and the story is pretty amazing… you’ll have to check it out!

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Most of my clients know I’m not a huge fan of heights… but here I was, sitting on a rock,
on a cliff, with trees and the Pacific crashing hundreds of feet below me….

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My handsome guy shooting on a cliff with no handrails…. brave and talented ;)

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The next morning, we enjoyed a fabulous brunch with their family and then set off for their Day After session
at the Pacific! It looks serene, but it was soooo cold windy!

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