Wind & Sea in Big Sur has become one of our favorite venues to shoot weddings. And when Emily and Andrew asked us to create their California wedding video last fall at Wind & Sea, we were completely on board! We also loved getting to tell their love story that was slightly unconventional. Read on to hear all about it!
Best Friends and Life Partners
Emily and Andrew actually began their relationship as best friends in high school and then college. As they say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and this was certainly true for Emily and Andrew. When Emily spent a semester studying abroad, the two realized they didn’t want to be apart and that’s when their official relationship began.
Over the following years, they built a life together—careers, dreams, and eventually a family. Their family grew to two children and two fur babies. While they were married in every sense of the word, they decided to make it official last October. When Andrew proposed, he had their daughter bring Emily a rose with a note that said “I love you.” He got down on one knee and asked Emily to marry him!
California Wedding Video at Wind & Sea
We had the honor of filming Emily and Andrew’s wedding film at Wind & Sea in Big Sur, along with our dear friend and wedding photographer, Coryn Nelson. The wedding was beautiful and intimate, with their three-year-old daughter as the flower girl and their one-year-old son as their ring bearer. They exchanged hand written vows with the sound of the ocean in the background and slipped away for intimate moments—just to two of them.
Some of their other favorite moments from the wedding were their daughter sneaking into join their first dance and Emily dancing with her spirited and stubborn grandmother. And perhaps the most impressive parts of being married right by the sea was when the caterer told them the fish in the ceviche was caught by her husband that very morning!
While Emily admittedly shared in her vows that not much would change after their nuptials, they both promised to continue to love each other and spend their future together, raising their children and enjoying the precious moments of life.
We asked Emily and Andrew what it was like working with Aflātis and Emily shared this,
“We first came across Aflātis when we watched his promo video for our venue. It instantly gave me chills and sealed the deal for selecting our venue. The creative style and quality drew us in, as well as the package deal with the photographer which made the process simple. Hands down, we recommend Aflātis to other couples. He’s been such a joy to work with from the very beginning of the process. Adam is a master at his craft and takes the time to get to know his clients to capture their authentic selves.
He put us at ease with being in front of the camera and was a master at being incognito. One of my concerns since we were having such a small, intimate wedding, was that I didn’t want anything to distract from that. But Adam did an amazing job doing his thing in the background. Not only is Adam awesome at what he does, he’s just a genuinely kind human!”
Thank you so much, you two! It was an honor to be there with your family on your wedding day.
Venue: Wind & Sea
Catering & Wedding Coordinator: A Big Sur Affair Catering
Flowers: Big Sur Flowers
Hair + Make-Up: Rhonda Johnson Make-Up & Hair
Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes
Photographer: Coryn Nelson Photography