Redwood Forest Fairy Tale Wedding at Big Sur's Henry Miller Library

This past June we had the privilege of traveling to Big Sur to shoot the wedding of two Brooklyn babes, Ben + Sidney. They were two of the kindest and well-matched people we’ve had the pleasure of shooting, and we had such a blast driving up and down that iconic stretch of coastline capturing the beauty that is Northern California.

We spent the morning with them getting ready at two gorgeous AirBnB’s in Carmel by the Sea. Sidney had friends do her hair + makeup, and she slid into her perfect dress by BHLDN (the BEST wedding dress company out there IMO because I also wore one of their gowns on my wedding day) ;). Matt and Ben drove over to the girl’s place and we arranged for their fairy tale first look under a willow tree in the backyard. Ben’s smile when he turned to see his bride was one of the biggest I’ve ever seen! So freaking adorbs.

They landed on a ceremony at the hauntingly beautiful and eclectic Henry Miller Library. A first for both Matt and I, this place is absolute magic. With so many artistic and fascinating details, it was really a photographer’s dream world.

Ben + Sidney said their moving I do’s at the base of the majestic redwoods surrounding the library. After, we stole them and drove down the coast for an awe-inspiring sunset. We returned them back to the party where everyone enjoyed pie instead of cake and danced the night away under the trees.

Ben + Sid - thanks for having us there and trusting us to capture your epic day. It was a amazing day, and one we will always remember.

Who else wants to get married or elope in Big Sur?! We have one on the books for next year and are dying for more. Contact us here if you’re interested. :)

Jess Purple