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!
You could credit Christine Cater for delivering some seriously breathtaking design details, and Yvette’s gorgeous pastel bouquet is only the beginning!
The back of this Galia Lahav dress!! LOVE.
Isn’t Yvette’s daughter the sweetest? Love her adorable flower crown!
Big Love in Big Sur
The cabins at Glen Oaks were the perfect getaway for a small wedding in the woods!
Big Sur Wedding Ceremony Surrounded by Redwoods
The couple chose ghost chairs to let the beauty of their surroundings shine through.
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.
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!
How epic is this drone shot of the newlyweds by Josh Harney Productions?!
Newlyweds on the Cliffside
Y + D took some time to themselves on a cliffside overlooking the ocean. Meanwhile, we still can’t get over that dress!
Gorgeous! And the moody fog rolling in…so dramatic!
Reception on the Pacific
Now, on to the reception! Can you even dream up a better view for the lounge with pieces from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals?
YUM, look at all those beautiful treats from A Taste of Elegance!
So much layering and texture and boho goodness from the genius mind of Christine Cater!
The macrame table runners, the air plants, the scrumptious blooms, the matching ghost chairs and tabletop pieces from Chic Events…we’re obsessed!
Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS these macrame table runners are from Mount Macrame??
Oversized dreamcatchers are just the icing on the cake!
Speaking of cake, this masterpiece from A Taste of Elegance is the prettiest!!
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!
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 Cater // wedding dress: Galia Lahav // hairpiece: flower crown from Christine Cater // 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 Cater // macrame table runners: Mount Macrame