Engaged, Proposal

Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Jordan & Catie

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Big Sur Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

A Big Sur Proposal. Exchanging one coast for another, Jordan and Catie planned a trip to California, leaving behind the muggy summer of Georgia. What Catie believed to be a fun road trip tour of the west coast, ended up being an excursion of a lifetime! She had no idea we had been talking with Jordan for weeks and he had BIG plans for this summer vacation!

“A blue grey color pallet, soft pastel flowers, with strawberries and whip-cream are Catie’s favorites…” Jordan told us as we planned for her picnic surprise. We must say so ourselves, everything turned out perfectly! It was a semi-overcast day which pulled for the precise color pallet, we would like to take credit for this, but we’ll have to give this one to Mother Nature! A beautifully curated arrangements of flowers created by Floral Designs by Reina made for the perfect picnic centerpiece with an pedestal filled with an array of strawberry desserts for the mouthwatering Paris Bakery. All these were waiting for what was about to happen!

We absolutely love capturing proposals, but also love the fact that we can wear yoga pants! We have to blend into the environment! We showed Jordan one of our favorites cliff points in Big Sur, one side total cliff edge straight down to a small beach no human can access, the other side allows for rolling waves into an ocean made cavern that leaves the mind to wander what might be inside. The tide was low allowing all the surface of the normally small hidden rocks to show, exposing the California coasts unique colorful starfish and shells. We took our places, one on the other side of the cliffs, the other tucked below the ice plants edge, now we waited.

We spotted Jordan and Catie walking down the windy trail-head, signaled to each other they were coming, which by the way looks like a secret cool handshake from the 90’s (truth!), and watched as Jordan led Catie to overlook the water. With dinner plans following their brief stop by the ocean (hint hint wink wink), always makes for a great excuse to get dressed up! Catie’s dress couldn’t have matched our flower colors more perfectly, even though she may have expected it to be a tad bit warmer that day. Once Jordan cuddled her, keeping the nib of the wind at bay, turned and got down on one knee, Catie completely forgot about the world around her! It was just her and the love of her life, on the edge of a new beginning, with no one else around for as far as the eye could see! We just love a Big Sur proposal!

We sprung into action, but with the sounds of the wind and ocean below, she never knew we were there. As she nodded yes, squealed, and jumped into Jordan’s arms, we knew it was a success! We slowly emerged from our hiding places, we were so good Jordan didn’t even see where we were at first, smiles just illuminated their faces! Jordan pointed out who we were, we exchanged hugs and congratulations, snapped a few just-engaged couples portraits, and walked her towards her secret picnic surprise. She was absolutely blown away! We stayed to see the cork pop and toasting to a new journey, and left them embracing with the view of the caves below. Congratulations Jordan and Catie, happy wedding planning!

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Their excitement was SO contagious!!!

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Let us help create the proposal of her dreams! View some of our past proposals to get some ideas on what we’ve done, but skies the limit! From oceanfront sunsets, to valley vineyards, together we will curate your perfect setting! A Big Sur proposal is still an all time fav!

Daniel & Julia  |  Paul & Rachel  |  Ed & Mena  |  Shane & Silvina  |  Brian & Olivia  |  Lorin & Carolina

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