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Miya & Adam - Big Sur Wedding

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Miya & Adam - Big Sur Wedding

Miya & Adam's Wedding

Big Sur Stone House. Big Sur, CA

All we could think about on our way to the Big Sur Stone House from San Francisco was how much we’d been anticipating shooting this wedding there for Miya and Adam. The day was finally here!

The drive alone was worth getting excited about. Highway 1 was still shut down due to mudslides earlier that year, so we took a longer, but in no way less scenic route to get to the Big Sur Stone House. Once we got there we were greeting by stunning views of the Pacific Coast from every corner of the property. 

Miya created almost all of the decorations herself and a few close friends and family members were helping get everything set up for the wedding ceremony. Each little detail was carefully considered and planned out and represented Miya and Adam through and through.

The groom was getting ready at a separate property about 5 minutes away from the Big Sur Stone House and our bride Miya was calm and collected while helping everyone else get ready. It’s only during the last few minutes after putting her dress on and before walking down the aisle that you could tell just how nervous she really was.

After the ceremony we made our way down to one of the beautiful Big Sur beaches nearby where Miya and Adam ran around like little kids, laughed and just enjoyed each other’s company. All we had to do was capture those moments of happiness in our photos. We soon made our way back to the Big Sur Stone House and were warmly greeted by the guests who were ready to welcome the happy couple to dinner. Heartwarming speeches ensued as the sun went down over the Pacific Ocean and the guests happily danced all night long.

The day went by in a blink of an eye and we didn’t want to leave such an uplifting group of people, but it was time to make our way back to San Francisco after spending one more night in Big Sur. Nonetheless, we still look through the photos again and again to bring back that feeling of love and joyfulness that surrounded us.

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Dominique & Alex - The Harvest Inn St. Helena Wedding

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Dominique & Alex - The Harvest Inn St. Helena Wedding

Dominique & Alex's Wedding

The Harvest Inn, St. Helena, CA

Dominique & Alex had a romantic destination wedding at the charming Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in the heart of Napa Valley.

We got to the Harvest Inn early in the morning on the day of the wedding to check out the property and were pleasantly greeted by the smell of fresh grass and spring flowers. Our beautiful bride Dominique and her wedding party and family members were up in their suite laughing and getting ready and were just as relaxed and care-free as Napa Valley itself. You could feel love and care for the people around her shining right through the bride and we immediately felt welcomed. The guys and our groom Alex were downstairs on one of Harvest Inn's many luscious lawns playing a casual game of soccer and having a few beers. Most of their guests traveled quite a way to get there (majority of them were from either NYC or Southern California) and it was so great to see how happy they were to be reunited for this beautiful celebration.

Dominique and Alex organized the entire wedding themselves and everything was extremely well though-out down to the last detail. Each guest had a menu that was personalized by a calligrapher and the flowers looked gorgeous among the beautiful grape vines of Napa Valley's St. Helena. The details (as gorgeous and sophisticated as they were) weren't the main attraction though. The main theme of the day was love, family, and friendship, and seeing this group of people who care about each other so deeply come together was a beautiful sight to see.

The heartfelt speeches were met with tears of joy and lots and lots of laughter, after which the guests headed inside for what ended up being one of the most fun dance parties we can remember. The live band was a huge hit and kept our bride, groom, and their guest on the dance floor until the very end of the night.

Dominique and Alex were an inspiration to us - beautiful inside and out and crazy in love. Their passion for each other and the beauty of deep human connection among all of their friends and family left a soft spot in our hearts and reminded us just how meaningful and fulfilling our job as storytellers really is.

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