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A Big Sur Elopement

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

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