From the cliffs to the shores, this couple celebrated their marriage with a romantic beach vow renewal in Big Sur. The stunning location combined with their radiating love for one another produced the most beautiful shoot captured by Corinna Rose Photography. It’s one for the books! And so is Erica’s breath-taking gown, which has an ethereal style and blue-ish grey hue that are just perfect for the setting. Read on to hear Corinna share more about this beautiful couple and how they spent the day.
We zoomed down the 90-mile stretch of the rugged California coastline known as Big Sur. Highway One winds along its length, flanked on one side by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and on the other by the rocky Pacific Coast. The turns were enough to make even the stronger stomach drivers feel a little weak, especially if you were to get a glimpse of the abrupt drop beyond the guardrail where the ocean awaits you hundreds of feet downward. There was so much beauty here to capture – I feel like we only just scratched the surface during our magical session!
Erica & Miguel met 8 years ago back in their college days as freshmen at University of California, Santa Cruz during one of their required classes for their shared major of Film studies. They were both in the communications lecture hall getting ready to declare their majors when they locked eyes. Miguel says it was love at first sight for him when Erica walked into the room- and coincidentally sat right behind him! They were joined at the hip soon after, helping each other study, being each others shoulder to sleep on during lectures and exploring their shared passion for art. Throughout the years, they would take many adventurous vacations together, but always treasured the ones that brought them camping in Big Sur where they could admire the stunning views of land meeting sea. Once engaged, the pair had originally wanted their wedding to take place in Big Sur (but was thwarted due to cost), so having their vow renewal here seemed only natural!
To Erica and Miguel – thank you again for spending your entire Sunday with me! I really enjoyed getting to know you two better and chatting with you that entire lengthy drive! I loved the little adventure we had- that great meal with the outstanding view at Nepenthe (thank you for recommending that place!), that amazing bridge spot, soaking up the sun with an icy beverage on that near-private beach, and bonding over our love for tacos. Talk about an amazing day!