These Cuties Ditched Their Big Wedding Plans for a Secluded Big Sur Elopement

April 1, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

After being together for over a decade, Karla and Anthony didn’t want their wedding day to be anything less than unforgettable. As they planned a traditional wedding to accommodate their large families, they realized the stress and cost were overwhelming their enjoyment. So they scrapped those plans and headed to the west coast for an unforgettable Big Sur elopement with just their parents and the bride’s younger brother, who officiated the ceremony. They exchanged vows at the waterfront and were the picture of modern elegance with the bride wearing a timeless Grace Loves Lace gown and romantic updo and the groom donning a muted burgundy suit from ASOS. After the ceremony, they headed out with Emma Shourds Photography and Seth Dunlap for the most romantic walk on the beach and to the top of the cliffs for a picture-perfect view of the sunset.

The Couple:

Karla and Anthony

The Wedding:

Big Sur, California

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emma Shourds Photography
Ceremony Venue – Big Sur
Floral Design – Fleurs du Soleil
Videography – Seth Dunlap
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Emily Lynn and Company
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS


A huge congratulations and our biggest thanks to Karla and Anthony for sharing their beautiful Big Sur elopement with Junebug! Looking for ways to make your elopement feel more like a traditional wedding? Take a peek at these 5 ways to include your favorite wedding traditions in your elopement and get inspired to create the day of your dreams, no matter how many guests you invite!

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  1. Stunning photos! The one of the couple kissing in the sunset is just so full of emotion!

  2. Well! This real beach wedding post is absolutely stunning! The bride is so beautiful, her smile beams and her eyes are mesmerising! Love her dress, the lace on top of her beautiful skin colour is just perfect! Looks like a fantastic beach for wedding photos, thanks for sharing.

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