When we asked Alicia + Stephen about how they chose a venue for their elopement, they said, For the raw beauty of Big Sur and the quiet luxury of Post Ranch Inn. It’s kinda the most wonderful combo for a couple whose goal was simply to stay present so they could remember it forever. Let’s just let the photos + film by The Why We Love do the talking, K?
Alicia says, Our ceremony was my favorite moment of the day. It was very spiritual and included visualization, breathing and prayer. Being present in that moment, so that we’d remember it forever, was very important to both of us.
The Kenneth Pool ‘Monica’ gown is a stunner, don’t you think? She paired them with a BHLDN veil and her engagement ring is a emerald cut, lavender sapphire set in platinum with a diamond band from ethical brand Brilliant Earth.
Alicia primped by painting her nails with polish from the hotel receptionist, and using perfume from a magazine sample. And Stephen played their song, Heartbeats by Jose Gonzales, from his iPhone for their walk to the ceremony.
Why yes, you do have time to watch the film by The Why We Love…
Wishing you the best!
Photographer & Videographer: The Why We Love / Venue: Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA / Floral: Kim England Flowers / Hair: Gwendolyn Beauregard of La Coiffure in Carmel / Makeup: Nancy Espanola of La Coiffure in Carmel / Officiant: Soaring Starkey (now a wedding coordinator and on site officiant at Post Ranch Inn) / Cake: Yulanda Santos of Post Ranch Inn / Catering: Room Service for 2 at Post Ranch Inn / Bride’s Dress: Kenneth Pool ‘Monica’ from Dimitras Bridal in Chicago / Veil: BHLDN Chicago / Shoes: Nine West / Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth / Trousers & Shoes: Ike Behar / Shirt: Thomas Pink / Jacket: Suit Supply / Cufflinks: Vintage / Wedding Band: Rose Gold from Lake Forest Jewelers in Lake Forest, IL