Anneliese + Max - Big Sur, California

Elopements, how they have such a soft spot in my heart. Especially elopements in the redwoods. Especially in Big Sur. With just your closest people there to celebrate. All of the emotions and all of the beauty that is Big Sur to surround you. That is how Anneliese and Max chose to celebrate their day, and I loved being there to capture their intimate gathering. After a short hike into a redwood grove, they exchanged rings, tears, and lots of laughs with their family looking on. They wanted their loved ones, most of whom were seeing Big Sur for the first time, to experience the beauty of the area that they loved so much. So time was spent walking around in the forest and to the river after the ceremony, and then on to celebratory drinks at Nepenthe. Sunset was spent down on the coast for portraits, soaking up the mesmerizing sunset and warm ocean breeze that blew in that evening. Then they were off for an epic feast at Deetjens, to celebrate into the evening. Perfect way to seal the deal if you ask me, and side note, Anneliese made her own dress for the occasion..girl’s got some serious talent! Congrats to these two lovebirds!

Officiant: Ken Robins

Coordinator: Mariah Green Events

Dress: Bride’s Own

Florals: Bewilder Floral

Location: Private redwood grove, Big Sur, CA : Nepenthe, Big Sur, CA