Whichever way you swing it, you can’t beat a Big Sur wedding. You just can’t! Especially when said wedding is an elopement with Anne-Claire Brun behind the lens. It’s the type of natural elegance that we can only dream of, but luckily those dreams are now a reality. The type of romantic reality that we’ve got waiting for you in THE VAULT!
From Anne-Claire Brun…This is a very intimate elopement, with about 15 guests, no bridal party, in Big Sur :)
I’m IN LOVE with the enchanting and unreal vibe from this wedding. The Bride seems like she’s from another world, like a lost fairy, and wrapped in a golden dress to get married into an magical forrest. Also, the officiant was her sister. I love intimate weddings that are about the couple and not a show for 200 people. This was a very special wedding. Intimate, emotional, simple and beautiful.
From The Bride…How did you meet? He was my car salesman! But he couldn’t sell me a car ;) I ended up being recruited and going to work for the dealership as a salesperson as well, and we were on the same crew. We became best friends and our relationship blossomed from there
How did he propose? He pulled the ring out one night while we were at home on the couch. No fuss. I’m a simple girl so it was perfect.
How was the planning process? Crazier than I thought it would be! We planned it all over the course of 2 months, and most of the details were last minute. Im not a planner (I avoid even planning dinner) so I wanted as little to plan as possible
What inspired your wedding style (and what was it)? We originally planned on eloping, but when I asked my sister to officiate our guest list grew from 5 to 12- still small, but bigger than we had originally wanted. We wanted to be wed in a clearing in the forest, as intimately as possible, and wanted an ethereal vibe to the ceremony, and I think we succeeded. The ceremony was more beautiful than I could have imagined, and even with the extra guests it was very intimate. We didn’t have a “reception”, just a small sit down dinner with the guests who stayed (there were 10 of us at dinner) at a small restaurant .
What was your favorite moment of the day? Right as I started walking down the aisle- I slipped and almost ate it- and John laughed at me from where he was waiting for me and yelled “Yep! Thats my baby!”
Its silly, but it lightened the mood and was so goofy, and so us.
What were your musical choices? Processional: You’re the One That I Want- The Lennings
What would be your advice for those who are planning now (aka the future brides and grooms)? Do not ask for anyones input! It will do nothing but irritate you! The day is for you, not your guests.
Photography: Anne-Claire Brun | Floral Design: Fleurs Du Soleil | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Parker-Lusseau Pastries | Stationery: Stephanie At Sunshine & Ravioli | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Rings: Shane Co. | Makeup: Rhonda Johnson | Hair: Rhonda Johnson | Groom's Attire: Express Men | Venue: Deetjen's Big Sur Inn | Earrings: Petitor | Headpiece: Avigail Adam