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Let’s getaway to California, escape the cold of Canada, and get married on the sandy warm beaches of Carmel. Drew and Jennifer had traveled to Carmel once before many years ago, and when planning their elopement, couldn’t think of anywhere more perfect. We are very passionate about elopements! Most of the time it is just us, the couple, and the officiant, but Drew and Jennifer wanted something more. Envisioning something from another country, then actually having it come to life is a different story, but we had our dream team for this one and we couldn’t have been more excited!
Sarah of La Bella Weddings planning and coordinating to perfection as always and Brian Lyke officiating, with his kind gestures and words, making everyone feel as if they had known each others for years. Then Willow & Plum came in and transformed this little beach into a couples paradise! Beautiful tapestries and an elaborate table setting, all while being surrounded in florals set for royalty. Talk about dreams coming true! The moment Jennifer caught glimpse of the setting, and the special table Sarah has set up with framed photographs of their children back in Canada, she lost it and couldn’t contain her tears of joy.
Right along the waters edge, by the sounds of crashing waves and the seagulls flying above, they toasted to forever, cuddled as the sunset, and swayed to their first dance with sand between their toes. Everything was flawless and picture perfect, and so elaborate it felt like a styled shoot! The day still feels like a dream!
Drew didn’t know Jennifer had one more surprise left for him. As we walked back towards the road, Drew caught glimpse of something that took his breath away. An older gentlemen stood smiling holding the door option to a classic Model T Ford, and as he dipped his drivers cap just slightly, they both climbed in for the next part of our adventure.
Driving just as fast as a Model T Ford will go, we left the sandy shores of Carmel, and headed for the cliffs of Big Sur. With minutes to spare, we pulled alongside the windy highway one, and walked to the point where the ocean met land. With the tide rising and sun setting, it felt like we were in a movie and we were in control of saying action. Drew and Jennifer, we couldn’t be more happier for the two of you! What a beautiful day it was and will never be forgotten! Congratulations!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Coordination :: La Bella Weddings
Floral Designer :: Willow & Plum
Officiant :: Brian Lyke
Rentals :: Willow & Plum
Hors d’oeuvres :: Whole Foods
Cake :: Treat Yo Self
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel Photography