Spending the weekend in the most magical place with my most favorite dude. ✨💕There's an ocean view (and a hot tub!) out that window and a wicked rainstorm stirring up all the redwood forest smells as we speak and I'm fairly sure that if we had a certain bug snuggled between us, we may never come home. Thanks for the Grade A spoiling, @stoffelcleas. (See all the fun deets in my Insta stories!) 🌊🌲🌧#bigsur#travel#visitcalifornia#darlingweekend#ventanainn@ventana_inn
I’ve known Caitlin for a few years, we met at a mutual friend’s wedding; since I have known her she has always told me that one day I would capture her own wedding. What a beautiful thing to actualize before my eyes. Loved this moment of peaceful excitement. This is Cait just a few moments before seeing Kyle at their ceremony.
When we were kids we’d drive down the coast well after midnight and find a place to settle in. On more than one occasion we’d awake to a loud “wap, wap, wap” of the camp manager’s stick on our tent while he repeated “gotta pay to stay.” Dumping of pockets would ensue followed by a day of hanging out, doing what teenagers do. // #boycotttheordinary#sustainable
Surveying the land here at Ventana’s new glamping haven and the survey says..... hell yeah! This place knows how to do all the things all the right ways. Can’t wait to come back and stay for some time when the weather is good. And I’m out!
The rainy season is coming (yes even in SoCal!) but it doesn't mean that all weddings have to be indoors. Last October, we went up to Big Sur, CA for Chelsea and Patrick's wedding (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!) and although we encountered some unexpected rain, it made for some pretty amazing photos wouldn't you agree? I'll be sharing more of these beautiful photos by @evynnlevalley and a little more about this woodsy wedding on my blog soon! Planning by @causewecanevents Flowers by @big_sur_flowers Rentals by @chiceventrentals . . . Venue @ventanabigsur#ventanainn#bigsurweddingplanner#bigsur
It's been two years since we married this pair and you bet we'd like to do it alllllll over again from start to finish. Just one of those wedding planning days when all was right with the world, and love was as palpable as the Big Sur air. Congratulations to Caitlin and Pete! We miss you East Coasters! Photo @marbleryephoto. Flowers @christinemcater
An Easterner especially, who would scorn the meagerness of our summer, the dry twisted shapes of sycamores, oaks, and chaparral, a landscape August has already drained of green. Would not understand one who will be filled with pleasure to walk over the clinging thistle, foxtails, brown grasses knowing everything was just waiting for rain and not dead. They are unable to conceive that these trees and sparse brown bushes were alive.
And hate the bright stillness of the noon without wind, without motion, the only other living thing a hawk, or an osprey suspended in the blinding, sunlit blue. – the skyline of a hill broken by no more trees than one can count.
And yet how gentle and loving it appears to one raised in this landscape.