A Big Sur Elopement

Elopements

I have to admit – when I saw this gorgeous couple and such amazing location, I knew this would be an inspirational photoshoot. Much to my delight, this elopement shot by Evynn LeValley Photography is nothing short of a beyond stylish and genuinely sweet down-to-earth celebration. Ursula looked amazing in her wedding gown and flower halo, channeling a modern-day, bohemian Bridget Bardot. See more images in the gallery.

Big Sur Elopement

Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement

Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement
Big Sur Elopement

From Ursula, the bride: We decided to elope because for one we were on a tight budget (saving up to buy our little dream home), but we still wanted to do something really special. We wanted our wedding to be original and something that would reflect us. It wasn’t going to be a typical wedding by any means. We knew it had to reflect our love for nature, animals, water and our artistic vintage style. I made Oskar, our dog, a ring pouch out of one of my dad’s old deer hides (he passed away just 3 years ago in August) and my husband’s puca shells from an outrigger race he won in Hawaii. My bouquet was put together by both of us gathering flowers along our way to Big Sur, and wrapped in vintage lace. We stayed in an incredible vintage Airstream completely refurbished on top of a ridge in Big Sur.

We choose Big Sur because we knew it would be a remote quiet place where we could enjoy the enchanted forests and untouched raw beauty. Funny thing is neither one of us has ever stayed in Big Sur but knew it was the only place for us. Every bit of eloping was beyond perfect for us. It is a storybook unfolding. The photos reflect us and so perfectly!


Evynn LeValley Photography is nothing short of a beyond stylish and genuinely sweet down-to-earth celebration. Ursula looked amazing in her wedding gown and flower halo, channeling a modern-day, bohemian Bridget Bardot. See all images in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Big Sur, California):
Officiant: Soaring Starkey / Photographer: Evynn LeValley Photography / Dress: Donna Karan Collection / Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

20 comments
  1. Sarah

    This is so stinking cute! All the essentials. Perfect.

  2. Emily Heizer, Photography with Flair

    Awww, that is very sweet. I love that puppers was there on the big day too!

  3. lydia {ever ours}

    so simple but so beautiful! love.

  4. Willie

    Wow…awesome wedding….superb photo’s…..

  5. Teresa

    So lovely! :sigh: The ultimate Romance, indeed.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Teresa

  6. Candice

    This is my dream wedding wrapped up in a perfect little package. The Pup is just the cherry on top!

  7. lauren waye

    so love it all! i wanna smooch that pup.

  8. Ashley Stuart

    Beautiful photography! Beautiful bride and groom!

  9. Melanie

    So beautiful! The only thing that could improve Big Sur, is a couple in love. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Craig Hansen

    Gorgeous bride and groom! You could really feel the love between them and their beloved Rockie! We had our dogs at our wedding as well.

  11. Malvina

    I love Big Sure (althoght I live so far away) and this shoot recreate the magic of the place. Magnifique!

  12. bridal girl

    This is so sweet. There is nothing wrong with being practical and just elope for a change. Imagine if a lot of couples choose this path, there would be a lot of savings done. But this wedding is so beautiful. Love the dog!

  13. TERI REES WANG

    Ursula,
    You are a wild woman!
    The smile on Oskar’s face in the last ‘family’ photo, is wonderfully endearing and entertaining.

    Love that you have beautiful love and and a beautiful life and a beautiful way to share it.

    Cheers! -Teri

  14. Aadams1

    what a fantastic places to take a photos. really i love that places. natures is a amazing to live it. especially forest and hills are gorgeous and very different for live there. nice dress and romantic couples.

  15. Oskar Allerby

    First time I see a dog as a witness! :)

  16. Lauren @ ELD

    Gorgeousness! Love the doggie! ;)

  17. ursula

    Wow and wow!! thank you all so much for your kind words! You made us smile over and over.. We could not have been happier with our choice to elope in Big Sur… Even better we could bring our best friend Oz the rottweiler ;) It was total bliss and so fun to create!

  18. Eloisa

    Lovely!
    Where exactly at Big Sur was this and did they need a permit for the ceremony?

  19. ursula

    Hi Eloisa,
    Thank you very much :)
    We got married at Pfeiffer Beach on the dunes up above, no permit needed… I couldn’t dream of a better day or place… Best Ursula

  20. Ursula

    We are doing a follow up to our elopement!! An all vintage reception designed by me/Ursula ;) Most of the items are from my own collection but i also been shopping all over to find more vintage goodies!

    Taking place at an Outrigger Club on the bay in Southern California.

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