Redwood Forest Elopement in Big Sur

Redwood Forest Elopement in Big Sur

Chelsea and Christopher were one of those unlucky couples who’s wedding was supposed to take place in March of 2020–right around the time Covid seemed to shut down the country. Fortunately these patient folks waited out that uncertainty until it was ok for them to finally hold a wedding ceremony. The rescheduled date turned out to be a gorgeous day for a redwood forest elopement in Big Sur!

The smell of a campfire filled the air as we walked from the Big Sur Cabin at Glen Oaks over to the secluded redwood grove for the ceremony. Light beamed dreamily through the trees. Chelsea and Christopher exchanged vows and sealed their marriage commitment in an intimate setting with no guests. The marriage was a long time coming, as the pair met in high school year earlier!

Chelsea and Christopher took their first dance right there in the grove where they had their ceremony. I always love when couples choose to do this on their elopement day! Afterward, they relaxed with some champagne and cut a small cake to celebrate. It is so wise to plan some downtime on an elopement day, because the emotional highs can become pretty draining!

To end the day, we drove up the coast to play in the sand and watch the sunset at Garrapata Beach. We also made a quick stop at Bixby Bridge to see the dramatic cliff views on the way up to the beach. We had some fun taking photos, and then I left the two to soak in the scenery and enjoy the rest of the evening privately.

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a couple takes their first dance under the redwoods
a newlywed couple admires the redwood trees above them during their first dance as husband and wife
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Looking to elope in Big Sur? I would love to help you navigate the process in addition to documenting your day. Reach out today for more information!

Ceremony location: Glen Oaks Big Sur

Video: Seafoam Films


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