Do we have any fans of The Voice in the house? If you follow the show, you probably recognize those cuties above! Yep, it’s Miranda + Chris from the Texas duo Dawn & Hawkes (see them on The Voice here!). And we’re so excited to share their charming Big Sur elopement today – which is also the release day of their brand new album, “Yours and Mine”!
When it comes to getting to know these two, their photographer, Jackie, from Lovato Images tells their story best. She says, He saw her across the crowded room and was immediately transfixed: the smile on her lips, the spirit in her step, the light behind her eyes. He asked her to dance and the two two-stepped briskly into a romance that would change their lives forever. Fast forward five years and Chris and Miranda have created a beautiful life and career together through their love and their music. After finding a four-leaf clover on a hidden trail in Big Sur, Miranda and Chris decided it was the right place to marry.
The wedding manifested naturally and with sincerity, just like Dawn and Hawkes. Complete with a hike down to the grove of clovers, a rose petal altar, tears, a guitar and all hairs standing on end, the couple’s destination wedding was pure magic. They shared their first dance beside a campfire with eighteen of their closest friends and family, sweetened by s’mores and a round of toasts that left no eye un-dry…
Miranda says, My dad played this song while walking me down the aisle “Great Dreams From Heaven” by Joseph Spence, a guitarist from The Bahamas in 1940s. At the end of the ceremony he handed the guitar to Chris to play as we walked off together. It was the most special way my dad could “give me away” with a guitar and his blessings. Chris played an instrumental song he wrote called “Cherrywood” (recording on our new album) the song has extra special meaning to me now as it’s the first thing I heard after we said “I do”. I’ll always remember walking down the mountainside path with my husband and his melody by my side.
We just adore Miranda’s sweet Rue De Seine dress. It was just right for the Big Sur surroundings.
News of Miranda + Chris’ secret elopement was revealed to their faithful fans with the premiere of the music video for the title track off their new album “Yours and Mine,” which includes footage by Paul Pryor from the big day. See it below – and maybe if you are looking for a wedding day song, this might work just perfectly! :)
Keep it simple, meaningful and manageable. Set a date and book your travel plans right away. We invited our parents and closest friends which isn't typical of an elopement, but made the celebration extra special.
A public reception will be held tonight in Austin, Texas at One World Theatre to celebrate Miranda + Chris’ marriage in conjunction with the “Yours and Mine” album release! Big congrats to the newlyweds on what’s surely been a very exciting year! We wish you all the best! xo.
photography: Lovato Images // venue name: Big Sur Campgrounds, Big Sur, California // florals: Big Sur Flowers // videography: Paul Pryor // wedding dress: Rue De Seine purchased at Unbridaled in Austin, TX