California elopement: Renee + Scott

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This serene & stylish elopement is coming to us from the talented husband & wife photography duo, Danielle and Kevin of The Why We Love. FYI, they’re also offering their services for major discount in the Pop-Up Shop today! We’re such fans, and so are Renee + Scott. They swooned at the chance to tell us how they instantly felt a connection with them, were obsessed with how they captured the entire day on film, and how they shared many of the same interests and artistic eye for their Big Sur elopement.

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Renee made her bridal bouquet using her own air plants from home and yellow and orange billy balls she picked up at a local market.

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Before traveling down for our elopement we celebrated with family and friends in the backyard of our West Seattle home. The theme was “West Coast Is For Lovers.” It was the perfect send off! Having the party before we left instead of when we got back made it very stress free and had us glowing with love and support on our travels!

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement photo by

Our best friend of 15+ years, Brett, was our officiant. The vows were completely tailored by him, including surprise messages from our parents and personal notes to us, from him. These notes from everyone really had us laughing and crying. We also read our own vows to each other. We even had our wedding song play in the background on an iPhone – “I Go to the Barn Because I Like the” by Band of Horses.

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement

Big Sur elopement photo by

Big Sur elopement

Big Sur elopement

On our wedding day we felt we were amongst friends we had known for years.  Danielle & Kevin truly made us feel we could be ourselves. We left a lot of the details up to them, even where the ceremony would take place and were confident in whatever their vision would be. Sure, we had big dreams of sun drenched wedding moments, but Big Sur had other ideas! The clouds rolled in and out, as they do, and The Why We Love worked with it beautifully to give us something we couldn’t have been able to picture. The end result was a romantic collection of how we truly remember Big Sur; eerily pretty with a uniqueness all it’s own. We felt so very lucky to have them be a part of our elopement!

Now take a look at their amazing Super 8 video below.. so dreamy..

Super 8 Elopement Wedding Film Big Sur, CA {Scott +Renee} from The Why We Love Team on Vimeo.

You can see more pretty photos of this elopement here.

Having such a dreamy day all to yourselves… it’s so romantic, isn’t it? Congratulations Renee + Scott!

Photography: The Why We Love / Videography:  The Why We Love / Location: Big Sur, CA / Bouquet: made by Bride / Hair: Jenn Cassidy of Radar Hair and Records / Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven / Shoes: Steve Madden & Salt Water Sandals / Jewelry: Anthropologie & J.Crew / Groom’s attire: a mix of Nordstrom shoes & suspenders, H&M bow tie, J.Crew shirt, and Levi’s Made & Crafted denim pants

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Ashleigh from Marry Me Metro on Jan 15, 2013

I love the simplicity of this elopement mixed with the breathtaking scenery! What's not to love about vows off of the ocean rocks! A lovely wedding and fabulous surroundings!

@LailaMonroe on Jan 15, 2013

Wow, beautiful background. Enchanting! RT @100LayerCake: Such a serene & romantic elopement captured by @thewhywelove1

Caribbean Wedding Events on Jan 15, 2013

Simple and sweet and ever so romantic. Loving the suspenders with the bout!

@helenChupp on Jan 15, 2013

California elopement: Renee + Scott

Lisa {The Wedding Artists Collective} on Jan 15, 2013

I love everything about this- the photography, the movie, the couple, the location, the bouquet. Beautiful! I have one burning question though- what song is their movie scored to? It's so perfect it hurts.

Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} on Jan 15, 2013

Stunning! Big Sur is such a magical, otherworldly place...perfect for a romantic elopement.

Kevin on Jan 15, 2013

Thank you for the beautiful post ladies! Lisa {The Wedding Artists Collective}, thank you for the compliment and you can see more of the elopement here, ,along with all the credits.

@100LayerCake on Jan 15, 2013

Super 8 wedding videos like this dreamy one from @thewhywelove1 make us want to get married all over again:

@TimDuncanEvents on Jan 15, 2013

Would you consider eloping? #elopmentshoot

Anni on Jan 15, 2013

This is beautiful... elopements are some of my favorite weddings, they're so personal and lovely.

Brittany Bellagala Intern on Jan 15, 2013

The location is breathtaking. The couple looked so comfortable and happy.

Coastalharp on Jan 15, 2013

So Beautiful! Love the location, the bouquet, the dress.....all of the pics!

@thewhywelove1 on Jan 15, 2013

If you haven't seen it yet also check out Scott + Renee's Elopement on @100LayerCake today:)

Hanna on Jan 15, 2013

So dreamy, I love it!

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire on Jan 16, 2013

Lovely pics .. nice style of bouquet.

Jenna Lyndsay on Jan 17, 2013

This is gorgeous. Where is it that she got ready? That bit of a glass house looks lovely.

NYC Wedding Photographer on Jan 18, 2013

Beautiful!! That bouquet is gorgeous!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Jan 19, 2013

I love the beautiful simplicity of this elopement!

A Day in May Design on Jan 20, 2013

I can't imagine a more breathtaking place to get married. Incredible.

Villa To Rent Lorgues on Jun 21, 2013

Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I've truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Steph on May 19, 2014

Thank you for sharing, just beautiful. I am working out my own wedding which will be a semi elopement with our 3 daughters attending only followed by a reception/celebration for close friends and family and a video or super 8 of our ceremony will now be part of the celebration. thanks again

Jasmine on Jun 18, 2014

This is gorgeous I plan on eloping similar to this in Half Moon Bay California.

Erick Eldib on Sep 25, 2014

don't regret it

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