Intimate Big Sur Wedding with a Boho Floral Reception You Have to See

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Yvette + Dillon have a long history of loving each other—20 years, in fact! It all started in junior high and continued all the way to their gorgeous alter, a circle of redwood trees at Glen Oaks in Big Sur. Both lovers of nature, him the forest and her the ocean, saying their vows where the forest meets the sea was a dream wedding come true. With the help of Big Sur Weddings, the day came together just as they’d hoped. Here’s more from Yvette:

We kept it very intimate—21, to be exact. Our wedding consisted of our parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. We have a strong love for nature so we wanted mother nature’s arms wrapped around us! We said “I do” inside of a beautiful fairy ring of redwoods, enjoyed a cliffside dinner by the Pacific Ocean, and danced in the middle of Big Sur’s beautiful mountains. The day ended with the ones who mean the most to us and a bonfire beneath the stars. We were truly able to enjoy every moment.

Carol Oliva Phography captured every fairy tale moment—let’s have a look!

The Bride

Galia Lahav Dress

pastel bouquet

You could credit Christine Carter for delivering some seriously breathtaking design details, and Yvette’s gorgeous pastel bouquet is only the beginning!

Galia Lahav Dress

The back of this Galia Lahav dress!! LOVE.

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Isn’t Yvette’s daughter the sweetest? Love her adorable flower crown!

Big Love in Big Sur

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

The cabins at Glen Oaks were the perfect getaway for a small wedding in the woods!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

So sweet!!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Big Sur Wedding Ceremony Surrounded by Redwoods

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

The couple chose ghost chairs to let the beauty of their surroundings shine through.

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our son and daughter walking us down the aisle. Feeling their love for us was pure magic. Dillon is my best friend, we met when we were just kids and growing up with him has been everything and more. Seeing him that day knowing I get be on this journey of life with him forever gives me a feeling I will never be able to describe.

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: My son and I walked down the aisle to a 3-string orchestra playing Yellow by Coldplay and my daughter walked my husband down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles.

Recessional: Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis

First Dance: Among the trees!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

How epic is this drone shot of the newlyweds by Josh Harney Productions?!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Newlyweds on the Cliffside

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Y + D took some time to themselves on a cliffside overlooking the ocean. Meanwhile, we still can’t get over that dress!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Gorgeous! And the moody fog rolling in…so dramatic!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Reception on the Pacific

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Now, on to the reception! Can you even dream up a better view for the lounge with pieces from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals?

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

YUM, look at all those beautiful treats from A Taste of Elegance!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Just…YES.

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

So much layering and texture and boho goodness from the genius mind of Christine Carter!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

The macrame table runners, the air plants, the scrumptious blooms, the matching ghost chairs and tabletop pieces from Chic Events…we’re obsessed!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Jaw. DROP!!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS these macrame table runners are from Mount Macrame??

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Oversized dreamcatchers are just the icing on the cake!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

naked cake

Speaking of cake, this masterpiece from A Taste of Elegance is the prettiest!!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

It can be very easy to get caught up in all of the chaos, and that can truly take away from such a special time in your lives. Remember that this is about the two of you. Remember to be in the moment, trust in yourselves and believe in the process. Believe in the ones helping you and everything will come together like a ripple effect!

Boho Big Sur Intimate Wedding

And check out the wedding film by Josh Harney Productions

A fairy tale of a day! Congrats to the happy couple on your gorgeous wedding!

photography: Carol Oliva Phography // venue name: Glen Oaks, Big Sur, California, USA // planning: Big Sur Weddings // florals: Christine Carter // wedding dress: Galia Lahav // hairpiece: flower crown from Christine Carter // bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair stylist: The Glamourist // makeup artist: The Glamourist // videography: Josh Harney Productions (+ drone shots) // catering: A Taste of Elegance // cake: A Taste of Elegance // tabletop rentals: Chic Events // furniture rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // music: DJ Darion // officiant: Colette Cuccia // reception table styling: Christine Carter // macrame table runners: Mount Macrame

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