The day began with John and I scouting the redwood grove across from the Glen Oaks Motor Lodge. Once we had settled on a few areas, it was time to get ready. As Daniela + John began the process I reviewed my notes and prepared myself for a beautiful one-of-a-kind day. I sipped my complimentary coffee and watched the rainfall engulf my surroundings from the cafe windows.
The scenery, the atmosphere, something about this day was truly breathtaking. I dreamt about being a part of such a beautiful intimate elopement as this one. The love and playfulness between Daniela + John radiate throughout their personalities. It was easy to see the chemistry between both of these awesome humans.
The ceremony was absolutely breathtaking. Daniela had chosen a spot right along the Big Sur River. The smooth flow of the water, the light rain pitter-pattering on the surrounding foliage, and Soaring Starkey’s calm and comforting words set the mood just right for this unique and intimate ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony, we said our goodbyes to the wonderful Soaring Starkey. She provided a beautiful ceremony that these two will surely remember for years to come. Afterward, we explored the wonderful grounds of the Glen Oaks lodge. A magical, and mysterious vibe presented itself as we wandered through the mossy redwood grove.
Once we finished up at the beautiful redwood grove, it was time to hit the cliffsides. What’s a Big Sur experience without that rugged coast?! I’ll tell ya, it isn’t. The rain began to turn on us, from a light mist to a torrential downpour. At that moment, I realized something beautiful. Nothing was going to stop these two, not the rain, or the cold, or the wind. These two were in a world all their own, and I feel so privileged to have captured these wonderful moments.
A beautiful day, and one of my favorite sessions to date. I had an amazing time with these two humans. It was my first destination elopement, and I hope this is the beginning of many more intimate weddings like this one. I can’t thank Daniela + John enough for allowing me the opportunity to head up the coast with them and to give them an adventurous day full of exciting weather, beautiful vista’s, and of course Love! Congrats to these two, and thanks for stopping by to check out the Blog!