Big Sur Coast Destination Elopement | An Adventurous and Moody Hiking Elopement | Real-Life Grey's Anatomy Love Story

B I G S U R , C A

Britani reached out to me shortly after the new year, inquiring about eloping along the Big Sur Coast in June of 2019. She shared that the love story her and Danish have which is eerily similar to Grey’s Anatomy’s meet cute with McDreamy and Meredith. Britani and Danish’s first kiss literally took place in a Hospital Elevator (they both are pediatricians). I’m all about honesty, so I shared I had to stop watching Grey’s after they killed off George O’Malley. I knew it was meant to be when Britani replied that she stopped watching at that moment as well due to overwhelming grief from the loss of George O’Malley. We scheduled a video chat (this is something I do with every new client in hopes to truly get to know them better) and my enthusiasm to be a part of their big day grew when we shared our similar nerdy quirks- such as a deep love for all things Harry Potter and Science Fiction. I love when I’m able to connect with clients- it truly nurtures a friendship before their big day. After Britani and Danish decided we all wanted to proceed forward as a team, we started to plan their Big Day with a full 8 hour day elopement.

Evan and I had never been to Big Sur, but had always wanted to go. At the time B&D booked us, we were exploring Colorado and Utah in the camper van we live in full-time. We decided we’d swoop up the California Coast on our way back to Washington and get familiar with Big Sur. We spent half of a week exploring all corners of the coast hoping to find perfect destinations for telling the story of their elopement. They chose their destinations they’d love to explore based off our recommendations while eloping, which I always strongly encourage clients to do whatever feels like “them”. We aim to provide an experience for our clients- we make incredible money doing what we do, so we always aspire to make sure to show value to our clients by being there for them however they need or want us. We send Vendor Recommendations (Hair and Makeup, Florists, Live Backcountry Music, and many other professionals that make an adventure elopement special!), Airbnb/Hotel Recommendations (I’m a professional in this area), and basically anything else clients might have questions about. All of the recommended locations, I do research to ensure they won’t be overwhelming with crowds, closed, and look at how light will hit during time of day, etc. I’m a huge fan for taking the path less traveled, but equally incredible scenery and having light that works WITH us, not against us.

We started the day at a local vineyard in Monterey, CA and then started our 8 hours of exploration of the Big Sur Californian Coast ending our day and exchanging vows at a secluded/unmarked location that we found for them- making for an extremely intimate cliffside wedding alter overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

I’m so grateful that we were a part of their day and we were able to experience the love they both shared for one another. These two are incredible humans, we wish them the most fun and loving life together as life-long partners!

Here’s a few highlights of their adventurous 8 hour adventure elopement on the Big Sur Coast!

WASHINGTON ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
 Marie Vanderpool Adventure Elopement Photography
WASHINGTON ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
WASHINGTON ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
Adventurous Washington Elopement
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
WASHINGTON ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
CALIFORNIA ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
WASHINGTON ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
WASHINGTON ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER