Ivan and Lauren’s Big Sur Elopement

Okay so, this particular elopement was one that I consider an ideal booking. Very relaxed , easy going, spontaneous and being in Big Sur was just icing on the cake.

Ivan and Lauren are from Florida and were only going to be traveling to California for a handful of days to explore and elope. So they hired me for my elopement package which includes everything they needed to elope besides them and their attire. I was able to pull together their dream day from lodging recommendations, setting up hair and makeup, connecting them with their officiant, creating a bouquet and boutonnière, picking out the perfect cake and sparkling wine to celebrate with, loading my car with some picnic lounge accessories, and of course being their photographer.

Everything came together so well and they said it was even better than they could have ever imagined.

So let me tell you a little bit about their story because I think its pretty sweet. They met at work and became instant friends, they then became best friends outside of work which progressed into a more than friends relationship. However; they did not let any of their other co workers and friends know because they didn’t want it to change their dynamics in the work place. They kept their relationship a secret for a while and came to California to elope before anyone knew they were even an item. I seriously loved it so much I felt kinda sneaky. Anyway, we took some “engagement” photos first so they had some photos to announce their relationship and that they were engaged which invited their friends and family to an engagement party. At the party they announced that they in fact eloped and they played a video for their guests to prove it.

I think this was so romantic that they really had the chance to experience their wedding day so privately without anyone else’s input or opinion. It was all about them and why they wanted to become a team for the rest of their lives. I mean don’t you agree.

What I also loved is they explored the Big Sur area the day before I arrived and picked out the location for their ceremony themselves. It was the perfect spot and I seriously was having so much fun THE ENTIRE DAY. Now before I keep babbling about it just see for yourself this intimate and romantic Big Sur Elopement.

Officiant A Vow Ceremonies

Hair and Makeup Fathom Beauty By Renee with Bellizzimo Beauty

Elopement Package Samantha Josette Events

Location Big Sur California

Lodging Glen Oaks Big Sur

Picnic Furniture Avenue Twelve Rentals

Video Kindlewood Films

Cake Madonna Inn

Ivan and Laurens website with their story and the video from this magical day