A Simply Beautiful Big Sur Coast Elopement

When you want your wedding to be simple, but beautiful, a Big Sur Elopement is the answer! The rolling waves, rugged shoreline, diverse terrain, is absolutely breathtaking in every direction. Speaking of breathtaking…Mark and Leanna are one of the most stunning couples walking the planet. Both inside and out, they portray beauty. I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with these two incredible humans.

What was your favorite part of your Big Sur Elopement on the West Coast? 

Being able to share our vows together in a special location! Both of us thought the vows were so beautiful and heartwarming. I also loved the sage ceremony! It made us feel like we are beginning a new journey with fresh energy.

Why did you choose Big Sur for your elopement destination? 

We wanted to be somewhere in nature that had a mystical and magical vibe. Big Sur has the incredible cliffs, ocean, tree’s and occasional fog and mist to create a stunning location! 

What was your goal for your simple and unique wedding day? 

To create a beautiful moment that we’d cherish forever, where we could exchange vows and create an incredible memory of becoming husband and wife! We loved the intimacy of eloping and sharing that time with our parents. We absolutely wanted to capture amazing photos to share with others and keep as memories of our special day. 

Any tips or advice for engaged couples? 

When making choices for your future and/or for your special moment, do what YOU both want, rather than feeling like you need to uphold someone else’s desires or wishes for your future or for your big day.

A few favorite lines from your vows since they were so beautifully written… 

“I feel like I am the luckiest woman in the universe since I can say with certainty that I have found what so many people seek – I have found my true love…”


Honeymoon plans… 

Two weeks in FIJI!

Goals for married life… 

To create an amazing future, family and the most amazing memories filled with love, joy, laughter and fun.

Any Elopement Vendor Love to share…

 Trisha and Andy were so incredible to work with, they’re so talented, patient, caring and passionate about what they do! Trisha absolutely saved my hair that day (as it looked nothing like what I had asked the hairstylist for), and she made it look fantastic before I walked down the aisle. Just know you are in good hands when you book with them and they’ll go above and beyond to make your special day absolutely perfect! 


All-Inclusive Elopement Team | ELOPE WEST

Photo, Video, Officiant | XSPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHY, MN based but travels worldwide

Drone Pilot and Video Assistant | A POSTER’S VIEW

Florist | QUAINTRELLE FARMS, Santa Cruz, CA

Dress | MAGNOLIA MONTEREY BRIDAL, Monterey, Carmel By The Sea, CA





Minnesota based, Travel encouraged.

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