Wind and Sea Big Sur Wedding Photo of the CA bride and groom posing for a powerful, emotion-filled portrait
The bride and groom pose for a powerful, emotion-filled portrait atop the bluffs of the Pacific Coast. They rest in each other's arms, knowing that their dreams of becoming husband and wife had finally come true.
When Claire and John got engaged, they began planning a dream wedding that would take place during a weekend getaway to Mendocino in June 2020. They had no idea that a global pandemic was on the horizon. When the COVID-19 virus arrived and changed everything, they postponed their wedding until October and redesigned their plans. Instead, they opted for an intimate ceremony with only immediate family members in attendance. They chose the coastal town of Big Sur for their nuptials, as this place was well-suited to their adventurous personalities.
Claire spends some time by herself preparing for the wedding. With her dress hanging in the background, it's clear that she's ready to become a bride.
Wind and Sea Estate Wedding Venue Pic from Big Sur of the groom getting ready upstairs with a sea view
As his future bride got ready downstairs, John was just one floor above her making his own preparations for the big day.
CA Coastal Big Sur Wedding Ceremony at Wind and Sea Photo of the couple bursting into laughter during the vow exchange
The couple bursts into laughter as Claire reads her wedding vows. The love they share for one another was quite evident — it's clear that friendship serves as the bedrock for their relationship.
Destination Wedding Image from a Big Sur, CA elopement ceremony as The groom pauses for a brief second in order to soak up the moment
John pauses for a brief second in order to soak up the moment before he kisses his bride.
The wedding may have been delayed, and it may not have looked like they originally planned, but this couple was elated to finally tie the knot.
The happy couple shares a celebratory champagne toast with their family members who attended the outdoor wedding.
CA Adventure Elopements and Destination Wedding Portraits with the encapsulating, breathtaking, rugged landscape
The bride and groom spend a solitary moment enjoying their surroundings in Big Sur. Rather than being surrounded by a crowd of their family members and friends, they were encapsulated by a breathtaking, rugged landscape. The portrait seems to symbolize that their marriage is new and that endless adventures await them in the future.