Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

It all started with the idea of a road trip, a 4th of July road trip that is! The story was that the couple planned to elope…only they didn’t know where, but as long as they had each other it would be okay. Event designer, Mountaing to the Sea CO, and planner + florist, Willow and Plum, imagined the couple would weave their way through Big Sur, exploring the redwoods, and ultimately end up at the ocean. With a palette of red, white, and blue, along with a little bit of gold, this styled shoot turned into pure magic.

Let’s wander the coast through all the photos by Carol Oliva, shall we?

red white and blue invitation

This elegant invitation suite by Altogether Lovely Shop is making us all *starry* eyed!

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

flower mandala

Pampas grass? CHECK! Floral mandala? CHECK! Gorgeous forest setting? CHECK!

pampas grass backdrop

bougainvillea bouquet

For the ultimate textural bouquet, florist Willow and Plum combined bougainvillea with red powder-puffs, an an assortment of dark foliage.

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

One of the coolest things about Big Sur is how close the forest is to the beach… And they definitely took advantage of that for this styled shoot!

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

His dark navy suit complemented by her Hayley Paige embroidered dress from Epiphany Boutique = The PERFECT Pairing

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Blush by Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

So, so gorgeous…

beachside picnic

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

A barn wood table topped with gold accents from Chic Events, pops of red + blue, and the prettiest pillows… Wouldn’t this spread be amazing for an upscale summer soirée, too?

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

wifey denim jacket

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Carol Olivia, the photographer, shares We imagined this whole road trip happened on the 4th of July… So we had to incorporate a custom denim jacket with calligraphy by Altogether Lovely Shop for the bride, tons of red, white, and blue, and little pops of sparkles. 

Big Sur July 4th Inspiration

Seriously STUNNING! And maybe, just *maybe* you’ve got some dreamy outfit inspiration for the 4th now!

photography: Carol Oliva Photogrpahy // event design: Mountaing to the Sea CO // planning: Willow and Plum // florals: Willow and Plum // wedding dress: Blush by Hayley Paige style ‘1710 West’ // wedding dress boutique: Epiphany Boutique // bride’s ring: Erica Freestone // hair stylist: Blush Monterey // makeup artist: Blush Monterey // groom attire: Epiphany Boutique // paper goods: Altogether Lovely Shop // calligraphy: Altogether Lovely Shop // tabletop rentals: Chic Events

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