I just adore this sweet, rustic wedding I’ve got to show you all the way from Big Sur, California. Even though it is on the coast, there is such a lush woodsy feel to all of the details. Not to mention the scenery–check out that view from the ceremony on the cliffs! I wouldn’t mind taking a trip to Big Sur…
Nate proposed the day after Christmas 2008 in my home town of Long Beach, in Southern California. A few days later we drove back up to our home in the city of San Francisco and talked “wedding” the whole 8+ hours. Big Sur immediately popped in my head as a place to explore for potential venues for our special day. Living in the Bay Area, we spend lots of time outside of the city on the weekends, and Big Sur had become one of our favorite places in the world. Endless landscapes, lush cliff sides, and some of the oldest Redwood trees in the country outline the immaculate beauty this magical place has to offer. Needless to say, the location alone really MADE our wedding what it was.
The afternoon of the wedding ended up being extremely windy and colder than we had expected for a late May event, but in retrospect it really added to the magic of the day. Also, people seemed to be more huddled together in conversation or around the fire pit or under blankets to keep warm. Our ceremony was officiated by one of our closest friends, which was perfect for us. It was not only personable, but perfectly worded to express all the things we wanted to day to each other as well as really focused on the intimate details we find most important in a marriage.
Photography by Steep Street
Stay tuned for the rest of this stunning wedding coming up next!