Destination wedding and elopement at Post Ranch Inn, CA or Telluride, Colorado – What would you choose?!! Mountains or the surf?
I originally met Sean and Kim in Telluride, Colorado. They were planning a wedding with their family and friends in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. The more they thought about it and what they wanted their day to be like, they decided to break away from everything everyone was telling them they should do and escaped to the Pacific ocean and planned an elopement and destination wedding at Post Ranch Inn.
A lover of Edward Weston, another chance to photograph the sun and surf of Big Sur? I jumped at the chance immediately! Upon arriving at Post Ranch Inn, we had talked about how they wanted their day to play out. You can do whatever you want when you elope. There’s no specific timeline, nobody’s waiting on you, you can share the day together however you’d like.
Getting Ready at Post Ranch Inn
What a beautiful hotel located on the cliff edges of Big Sur, California. When I arrived, I literally had to pinch myself.
Sean and Kim decided to get ready in the morning together but having a first look was important to Kim to have him see her for the first time in her custom Leanne Marshall wedding dress. Her dear friend made for her, and trust me when I say….this dress was made for HER! So once the hair and makeup was done and Sean was dressed, he snuck a way for a cocktail while I helped Kim get into her dress . I have to say, I loved the photos of them getting ready together. Usually, it’s the bridesmaids and groomsmen helping their friends get ready but there was something very cool about them getting ready together. Something to think about!
Getting Married at Post Ranch Inn
Sean and Kim wanted to get married in the Redwoods, so we adventured down into the forest where they exchanged hand written personal vows.
The we jumped in to the rental car and travelled down to the beach for some images with the surf. The only problem was the wind. It was SO windy! What you don’t see in the images is the sand flying into their faces, they were such troopers. We were able to seek refuge in a couple of places!
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