Intimate Big Sur, California Elopement

Love conquers all. 

C&J embraced this adventure, just as they do with every aspect of their life. From J faking a motorcycle crash (his plan to propose to C)… to owning a motorcycle adventure company in Mexico together and traveling the world, this was just another ‘detour’ that wasn’t going to keep them from saying ‘I do’. Okay, maybe it didn’t quite magically roll out that way (let’s all agree, COVID truly put a spin on ALL of our plans)… and this was C&J’s THIRD time planning their happily-ever-after. They had originally planned Mexico, then replanned for Spain & Portugal, then, to keep things stateside J fell in love with the Big Sur Coast and they had their dearest friend get ordained so their coast-side love story could happen once and for all. C&J’s intimate Big Sur, California elopement was a dream…

It was a warm afternoon, which is a miracle on the West Coast in the beginning of December. The morning marine layer rolled out early while a small group of C&J’s closest family and friends gathered on the back deck of Tickle Pink Inn. Love and anticipation filled the air while the salty breeze lingered in between beautiful gusts; as the sun kissed the tops of our heads, we waited for C and her father to arrive. 

The ceremony was short and full of sweet, emotional words, giggles, touches, and a feeling of relief. Finally, these two loves from Ohio turning the first page of their new chapter in one of the most beautiful places on this planet. 

We enjoyed a few colorful macaroons and glasses of champagne before jetting off to the coast-side to capture the glow of the late afternoon sun; adventuring down private cliff-sides cascading with colorful succulents we chatted about C&J’s life, their adventures, their fur baby – all while riding the high of their first few moments together of husband and wife. Cliff-sides turned into beach walks, spins, dancing, and more celebratory champagne sprays just in time for the sun to drift back over the horizon. 

It’s days like this that remind me how grateful I am to be part of my beautiful couple’s journey, this magical time of promising forever to their person. It’s days like these that remind me that no matter what, there is a plan, and love conquers all.

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