Intimate Big Sur Wedding

Elisabeth & James created an intimate, romantic affair in Big Sur to celebrate their nuptials. The day was all about close friends & family–about 45 people attended. Along with daytime hikes and evening parties, family & friends helped assemble floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnières at a rental Elisabeth & James found through an employee at the Big Sur Bakery. The personal involvement of guests made everything more meaningful. Elisabeth’s first teenage job was working for a florist so she created her own bouquet. Elisabeth is also an artist and created the couple’s invitation with a hand-carved whale stamp which she painted with gouache. Enjoy the rest of this Intimate Big Sur Wedding captured by Kate Harrison. Be sure to see more prettiness in the full wedding gallery.

Elisabeth & James each drove a Karmann Ghia at one point in their lives: it was James’ first car and Elisabeth drove one years ago in San Francisco. After they placed a hopeful ad on craigslist, a new owner of a white Karmann Ghia responded and loaned her car to them for a few hours! They were giddy.

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Photographer: Kate Harrison
Venue: Ventana Inn & Big Sur Bakery
Makeup & Hair: bride
Cake: Big Sur Bakery
Caterer: Big Sur Bakery
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Attire: The Common
Lighting: Chic Event Rentals
Officiant: Ken Robins
Shoe Designer: Coclico
Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals
Stationery & Flowers: bride

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  1. Lovely purple and gray Intimate Big Sur Wedding by Hand Picked Photographer @kateharrison

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  4. In love with this sweet Big Sur artist wedding featuring member @OTLvintage on @weddingchicks!

  5. We love the stationery and florals created by the bride!

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  7. Fantastic Big Sur #wedding

  8. -100. Kate Harrison says:

    Thank you for featuring Elisabeth & James’ wedding. They rock my world!

  9. -100. weddingchicks says:

    We adore this wedding! It’s so sweet and personal & we love Elisabeth’s artwork and of course we adore Kate Harrison! We can’t get over how cute the groom’s shirt is too! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  10. Big Sur Wedding and a very fun getaway car by @kateharrison Will you have a getaway car?

  11. What lovely work! We’d love to shoot an intimate wedding like this–especially one in the grandeur of Big Sur. Great photography here, Kate. : D

  12. Big Sur — it’s definitely on our list of places to visit. And these photos help it inch up on our list quite a bit. I especially love the last sunset shot. Great job, Kate! And good job, Amy & Jocey! The new comments style looks great!

  13. -100. Kristi Wright says:

    What a beautiful and sweet wedding! I love that last photo.

  14. -100. Ed Osborn says:

    Stylish wedding and that car is brilliant!

  15. Love this big sur wedding posted by @weddingchicks”

  16. These Wedding Invitations were hand painted by the Bride, now that is some dedication!

  17. -100. Kathleen Wickless says:

    The Big Sur wedding was just beautiful – rustic elegance! Elisabeth’s artwork, flowers, & wedding planning was perfect. Kate Harrison’s photos were great! Loved the getaway car too!

  18. -100. Megan says:

    This wedding is gorgeous! Love the bouquet. Make me want to go on road trip to Big Sur right now!!

  19. -100. hyeri says:

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