Talk about a dream couple! The first time I spoke with Tara, she told me she wanted to drive the coast of Big Sur, stopping for portraits where ever we wished. She loved our work and trusted our judgement. BOOM! That’s the moment you know you have a deep connection with a bride. By leaving the locations up to us, we were able to stretch our creativity and go placed we had only dreamed of going! Wedding day morning, we woke up to a torrential downpour. We live in California during one of the largest droughts of all time. How could this be happening?!?! For a moment my heart sunk. I was on the weather channel app refreshing the hourly forecast every few seconds to see when it would stop. As we left the house, a ginormous rainbow covered the entire sky. It was seriously the largest rainbow we had ever seen. Rachel and I looked at each other like, let’s do this! By the time we drove down the driveway of the oceanfront home, there was hardly a cloud in the sky. The day was perfect. They say rain on your wedding day is supposed to be luck, right?
There’s a story behind this dress. Tara found two dresses that she loved certain things about each of them, so the designer made her a custom gown. It was made perfectly for her and just stunning.
And for the record, I want this bathroom. The tub is to die for, the light is AMAZING, and just outside that window is an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Can’t you just image soaking in a hot tub by candlelight listening to the waves crashing… So dreamy!!!
We drove the down to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur to start off our journey. Tara and Chris were in separate cars to do a first look once we arrived. Tucked away on a secluded hillside, Chris waiting for his beautiful bride-t0-be. Once he laid eyes on her, he couldn’t take them off. He spun her around, then into a tight embrace.
Gah….. This light!
And this bouquet took our breath away. Lilify does such AMAZING work!
At sunset, we ended up back at the ocean front home where they exchanged wedding vows just as the sun touched the water. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Hair & Makeup: Jasmine Loren Salon
Photography: Laura Hernandez Photography