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This Big Sur elopement had a dreamy redwoods ceremony & beach picnic

Big Sur newlyweds

Buffy and Brett's intimate ceremony in Big Sur is the perfect wedding to highlight how romantic, meaningful, and stress-free elopements can be. After a decade together, these sweethearts had personal and intentional nuptials that resulted in unforgettable memories! From the photographers, TheDeLauras:

"This adorable couple held their elopement on the stunning redwood coast of Big Sur- they spent their day surrounded by some of the most majestic sights nature has to offer. They got ready and stayed at Glen Oaks, a beautiful Big Sur venue that hosts some of the most stunning weddings around."

Keep reading to see Brett and Buffy's intimate wedding amongst the majestic Big Sur backdrop! All gorgeous photography by The DeLauras.


Californian coastal wedding fashion

The bride and groom's romantic elopement was styled beautifully in Buffy's unique, bohemian wedding dress and Brett's navy subtly pinstriped suit with a pop of color. With the national park offering both forest and ocean, their apparel perfectly suited the Californian backdrop!

Bohemian lace wedding dress details

Magenta bohemian bouquet

The cascading magenta florals were such a playful way to add vibrance to the entire day!

Navy plaid groom suit

Brett's unique and dashing blue suit is from Hart Schaffner Marx - you can get his look for $795.

Grace loves lace wedding dress

Buffy's bohemian and ethereal lace gown is from Grace Loves Lace. This gown is the Verdelle dress - which you can wear for $1900. Our favorite thing about this gown is the cape-style lace sleeves!


Lace bohemian wedding gown

Intimate redwoods ceremony

Brett and Buffy's wedding day started with their private ceremony in the Big Sur redwoods. After over 10 years together and putting others ahead of themselves, their heartfelt elopement was the culmination of a day created entirely for themselves. So much of what inspires couples to choose to elope or hold an intimate wedding was reflected in this ceremony!

Big Sur wedding venue

Big Sur redwood ceremony

Their ceremony in the golden-lit forest was officiated by Denise Adkins from Simply Eloped.

Californian redwoods wedding ceremony

Emotional Californian wedding ceremony

From the bride, Buffy:

"[Eloping] allowed us to truly focus on our love and commitment and become husband and wife!"


Bohemian wedding ring exchange

First kiss at Big Sur

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These lovebirds are the definition of newlywed glow!

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Romantic oceanside picnic for two

After sharing their vows to each other and the Californian redwoods, Brett and Buffy were ready for a charming beach picnic. Big Sur is known for its breathtaking cliffs and stunningly blue waters - the ideal location for newlywed portraits & a micro reception for two.

Big Sur beach picnic

Big Sur cliffs newlywed portraits

Big Sur ocean wedding

Oceanside Californian elopement

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Bohemian newlywed beach picnic

The newlyweds soaked in the sunset with cocktails & cake at this gorgeous sweetheart table. Their photographers loved this luxurious beach picnic set up, saying:

"We loved the bright, inviting, boho feel of their set-up! This elopement was one of our favorites to date. Brett and Buffy are so warm, funny, and obviously head-over-heels for each other. We had SO much fun being part of their wedding day!"

Boho beach picnic

Boho beach bride at sweetheart table

Boho beach wedding details Boho beach wedding sweetheart table

Boho sweetheart table plates

Pink Bridal Cocktail Newlywed beach picnic

Buffy's gorgeous rings are from Jones Bros Jewelers. We love the vintage aesthetic stone and design!

Boho wedding cake

Oceanside cake cutting Boho beach cake cutting

By eloping, these newlyweds got to slow down their day, feel every moment with each other, and end their evening with this sweet mini reception. Their wedding is really the ideal inspiration for any couple who wants turn their "big day" into an "intimate day"!

Dusk newlywed portraits

Dusk newlywed beach portraits

Congratulations Brett & Buffy! Be sure to check out their full gallery for even more love in Big Sur.

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