One of A + K's very first trips together was in Big Sur. They immediately fell in love with the sweeping coastal views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. On a beautiful October day, they got ready in a private home in Carmel. Though they originally were going to do their first look in the backyard, I was immediately drawn to the oak tree tunnel on the street and brought them out for the first of many amazing views they got to experience on their wedding day. After their first look, I took them adventuring to some of my favorite spots along the coast of Big Sur. K, who had always loved classic cars, just had a blast as he drove the Porsche down the windy roads of Highway 1. They laughed together as K helped his bride navigate the rocky cliffs in her stunning custom-made gown, and A told me that she was so glad that they started off the day with just the two of them doing what they loved, adventuring in the outdoors. Once we pulled up to the venue, they made their grand entrance in the Porsche before continuing on to their ceremony overlooking the ocean. It was a night full of unforgettable memories -the overwhelming tears of joy A + K shared in a quiet, private moment while watching the sunset together, the twilight colors painting the sky purple and orange as they sat down for dinner, the outfit change into a jumpsuit so that A + K could kickstart the party with a coordinated dance number to "Uptown Funk," and even a dance-off competition where the wedding party showed off their best moves. Check out the rest of A + K's Big Sur wedding below!
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Lynn Lewis Photography | PLANNER: Diane Allen of Big Sur Weddings | VENUE: Private Estate | FLORIST: Barefoot Floral | DRESS: Atelier Des Modistes | HAIR/MAKEUP: Kiyomi Sanada | CATERING/BAR: A Taste of Elegance | RENTALS: Archive Rentals and Chic Event Rentals | NAPKINS: La Tavola Fine Linen | PILLOWS + TABLE LINENS: Napa Valley Linens | DJ: DNA Entertainment | GUITARIST: Rick Chelew | SHUTTLE: AITS | RESTROOMS: Royal Restrooms