Andrew + Christina | Big Sur Anniversary Photography

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Christina messaged me a few months back with the sweetest introduction. She included their entire story, how they met, photos of them throughout every stage of their relationship, and photos of their dog! She is a new-coming photographer herself and is just the absolute sweetest soul. She wanted to have anniversary photos along the stunning Big Sur coastline, and knew we were the team to make her vision come to life. I think we nailed it – from her BHLDN dress, to her beautiful bouquet and hairpiece by Cassia Foret.

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Grace + Nick | Glen Oaks Big Sur Elopement

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Nick and Grace are one of the most relaxed, amazing couples we’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year. They arrived in Big Sur with a few of their closest friends to their Glen Oaks cabin to celebrate their intimate union, followed by some epic photos prior to dinner. Josh Harney was along to capture the video, and we had the best time adventuring along the entire coast with these two.

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DIY Wedding Invitations

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Wedding invitations are one of the most popular DIY projects that brides take on, either to save money or create a one-of-a-kind design that guests won’t see anywhere else. We’ve rounded up some of our best tips and tricks to help you achieve your perfect wedding invites!

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Brian + Margot | Custom Big Sur Proposal

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On a beautiful sunny Saturday in San Francisco, we woke up with “no plans.” After going to our favorite breakfast spot in the city and playing a competitive game of backgammon on our roof, he told me that we had plans at 2:15pm and that I should wear something nice. At that point I had a suspicion a proposal might be coming but I had no idea what lay ahead for me and all the preparation and thought he had put into the day.

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Monterey Travel Tips

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For anyone who has not yet visited the Monterey Peninsula, you may be surprisingly overwhelmed upon your arrival at the many places to see and things to do in this sweet little coastal town. We’ve lived here for nearly four years and are constantly helping our couples get the most out of their trip with our suggestions!¬†

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Nathan + Marysu | Styled Big Sur Anniversary

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When your florist BFF asks if you’ll do anniversary photos, you know it’s going to be quite spectacular. Thanks to the following friendors for making magic happen: (instagram tags!) Florals @cassia.foret Dress @epiphanyboutique_carmel Designer @watters Hair @glamologybeautylounge Makeup @makedup_by_jess Cake @blueacesbakeshoppe Calligraphy @thecraftingcasa Suit @calvinklein

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Jackie + Joe | Big Sur Destination Adventure

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These two seriously showcase exactly why Adventure sessions are so amazing. We spent about 5 hours together, having lunch, talking about life + touring them through our favorite spots to see along the way down to the photo destinations. Along the way, we saw a ton of whales! It was seriously amazing. We stopped for 15 minutes to watch them swim off the shoreline as they migrated north.

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Staci + Michael | Carmel Valley Intimate Wedding

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These two are just so sweet, and I cannot even begin to express how happy we are for them to be finally married! After so many crazy circumstances, date changes for both engagement shoots and their wedding, and a whole crazy mess of details in between, they finally got the most beautiful wedding ceremony straight out of a dream! Just their closest family and friends surrounded them while they said their vows beneath a beautiful gazebo in a morning ceremony.

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Jeremy + Amanda | Pebble Beach Golf Club Proposal

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Jeremy planned the sweetest Pebble Beach proposal with all their family waiting from afar! Both being golf fans, they walked out to the final hole at Pebble where Jeremy asked Amanda if she would spend the rest of her life with him, and she said yes! Shortly after, the family (who had been watching with binoculars!) came down and congratulated them before heading off to a celebratory dinner. This entire family was seriously so fun and sweet, we cannot wait to photograph their wedding next fall!

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Considering a First Look

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For elopements with just the couple, a first look is not much different than a traditional ceremony. For weddings with even a handful of guests, considering a first look is a great idea for a few reasons!

The main reason we love first looks is because it provides you a private environment where you can be real with each other without any external pressures.

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Alyssa + Malina | Point Lobos Big Sur Proposal

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Alyssa reached out to us months prior to proposing to her girlfriend, Malina. She arranged to meet us at Secret Beach to ask Malina to marry her.¬†They enjoyed the views for a few minutes before Alyssa dropped to a knee and asked Malina the question she’d been waiting to hear for years “Will you marry me?” Malina put all the pieces together and realized how it all happened. Through the happiest of tears, she said yes!

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