When Brittany first reached out to us to photograph her wedding in Big Sur, she had described it as a super low key, intimate wedding, where her top priority was getting pretty photos, having fun, and marrying the love of her life. Totally our kind of bride, right there.
They had their wedding venue picked out, a big, beautiful estate down the Big Sur coast that was big enough to hold all their friends and family in attendance, and the rest was entirely up to us. Brittany mentioned Anthony would love some woodsy photos if we could manage to make it to a location like that, and that she would prefer some beachy photos if possible. Again, our ideal mix.
We picked these two up and immediately could tell how warm and loving they were. I don’t know how we always get so lucky with the kindest, most wonderful couples, but I just adore it. Anyway, our first stop was along the Big Sur River in a wooded area that we just love. It’s a perfect stop along the way to Pfeiffer Beach. Unfortunately, Pfeiffer was way too windy to get to go out to the arch and appreciate the purple sand, but we did get some pretty, windy photos at the entrance trail before heading back down the coast.
Along the way to their ceremony, we stopped at a gorgeous cliff side location that had a bunch of (my favorite) pampas grass, and I was basically in heaven. Once we got our fill there, we continued further down the Big Sur coast to their ceremony location. Their friends and family were all excitedly awaiting their arrival for their sunset cliff side ceremony. We’re huge advocates of having your friends or family ordain your ceremony, especially in California. It’s so easy to get ordained and it adds so much to the personalization and intimacy of your day. Brittany and Anthony chose to have a family member ordain their ceremony, and it included so many beautiful, personalized details about them individually, and as a couple. Everyone was crying.
After their stunning ceremony, the sun set rather quickly and we snuck some quick family photos before going in for cake cutting, Mexican food & tequila shots! Have I mentioned this is our kind of couple? So much love for these two.