After falling in love while watching the sun set and moon rise one night at Big Sur in California, Trevor and Michaela felt there was no place more perfect to have their wedding. Choosing to elope at the gorgeous cliffside, the couple stepped into a breathtaking backdrop for their wedding photos. We love how talented photographer Elicia Bryan takes the viewer on an adventure as she captures the excitement of the big day.
Trevor and Michaela
Big Sur, California
The beauty of Big Sur. Michaela‘s dress was completely handmade for her by her mother, Kathleen Seward and close family friend Maureen Wiley, using lace from Kathleen’s wedding gown and other handpicked fabrics.Trevor gathered vintage and custom tailored pieces to compliment the natural colors of the Big Sur wilderness.
The excitement and treachery of scaling the cliff to get to the spot where we were to be wed. We chose a cliff side along Highway 1 about 50 ft below a turnout.
The Couple Recommends:
Joanna used the gold from Trevor‘s father’s college ring to create our rings. She even sent us back the remaining gold after the process. Elicia Bryan captured the beauty of our wedding effortlessly. Each moment she shot was genuine and natural. We felt like our day was being artfully documented rather than staged. We had a blast working with her.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Elicia Bryan Photography
Reception Venue – Argosy
Cake – Nadia Marie Belvanson
Officiant – Ronnie Johnson-Lopez
Wedding Dress – Kathleen Seward
Rings – Joanna Lingnau
Bridal Earrings – Eugenie Bee
A special thanks to Elicia Bryan Photography for sharing Trevor and Michaela’s adventurous Big Sur elopement! Love this look? Head over to this rustic elopement at Dunton Hot Springs for more awesome elopement inspiration!