What do you do when there’s an atmosphere river (aka a ton of wind and rain) forecasted for your Tuesday elopement, and you have friends already flying halfway across the world to celebrate with you in Big Sur? You make a last minute call on Sunday to move it a day early to Monday. We had been watching the weather for a while, and it had been forecasted to rain Monday through Wednesday. But when the forecast changed 2 days before the wedding - giving us a break in the rain on Monday - we decided to move the wedding up. Many phone calls later, J + Z packed up their car to head to Big Sur the next day. The redwoods ceremony venue didn’t work out, so we pivoted to a coastal ceremony and beach picnic. But it couldn’t have worked out for the better as we drove up Highway 1 in a VW bus, watching whale spouts pop out from the ocean waves, an otter hanging out by the coast, and even a little sun peaking out from the clouds. And sure, all the details had the wrong date, the stunning embroidered jacket the bride had made herself, their engraved rings, the camping mugs, and invitations but it didn’t matter. I watched these two have the best time with their closest friends and celebrate in a way that felt so authentic to them. And now they’ll always have an awesome story to tell! Check out the rest of J + Z's Big Sur elopement below.
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