Love in California: A Muir Beach Wedding

Alright, alright. FINE. I will tell you about my wedding. Finally. Since you asked so nicely and all.

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

But first! A few photos to whet your appetite.

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

Part of the reason SVV and I wanted to get married at the Pelican Inn was because of its proximity to the beach (around 300 meters).

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

But in the end, it was too much of a pain to even use the beach in any manner. You can’t take chairs out there, so the ceremony was out, and we couldn’t think of a way to incorporate the beach in our cocktail hour without it being a logistical nightmare.

A Muir Beach Wedding at Pelican Inn

 

Plus, it wound up being 50 degrees on the day of the wedding (hence the pashmina that made an appearance in half these shots)—made even chillier by the brisk wind off the Pacific—and we didn’t invite people out all that way just to be admitted to the hospital with hypothermia.

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Thank God for my hairstylist using a bucket of hairspray. Somehow in all these shots, it doesn’t look like I’ve spent the past two hours in an absolute wind tunnel (oh but I had).

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

So, we settled on using the gorgeous California coastline as the site for our photos instead of the wedding itself and simply sacrificed missing out on the first half of our dinner to do some end-of-day photos on the beach when the beach goers were all gone and the lighting was prime.

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

Up next week: Actual words to accompany the wedding images! Get excited.

muir beach, california, wedding, pelican inn

 (Dudes, feel free to stay away until the wedding recapping is over. I understand. I’d do just that if I were you.)

COMMENTS
  • July 2, 2010

    Wow, these are some beautiful photos! I would say it was well worth missing the first half of your dinner for them! I love the last shot, it looks like the pair of you are walking home together.
    Congrats again!

  • July 2, 2010

    LOVE the pictures! So sweet and summery and you look stunning. I love it all!

  • July 2, 2010

    Beautiful! you both look beautiful! i love the one of you with your shoulders up a little laughing! just gorgeous!!

  • July 2, 2010

    What a fantastic location for your photos, you look beautiful and oh so happy!!

  • July 2, 2010
    Kate

    Absolutely beautiful, Kristin!! Can’t wait for the ceremony recap next week 🙂

  • July 2, 2010

    These are awesome!! Sounds like we’ll be getting proofs back from our photographers any day now too. We had friends shoot the ceremony and party as favors/out of the goodness of their hearts and I’m super excited to see what they captured.

    I could look at wedding photos for dayz.

  • July 2, 2010

    So gorgeous. You both are glowing! And the lighting was worth missing part of dinner for!

  • July 2, 2010
    Sarah

    ooh, I, for one, am so glad that you shared these! (I love wedding photos. LOVE.) And yours are divine!

  • July 2, 2010

    Beautiful, beautiful!! I love wedding photos.

  • July 2, 2010

    These are marvelous and you two look so happy. Love the dress. Look forward to more.

  • July 2, 2010

    Gorgeous girl, gorgeous dress, gorgeous scenery. gorgeous couple in love! Your photog nailed these shots!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and SVV. These photos made my day! 🙂

    XOXOXOXOXOX

  • July 2, 2010
    Mary

    Beautiful – the beach, the dress, the love, the groom and of course the bride!

  • July 2, 2010
    Bethany

    You look absolutely lovely, and you both look so happy! I can’t wait to read the recap.

  • July 2, 2010

    The light is so beautiful in these photos-totally worth missing part of dinner! You guys look so happy!

  • July 2, 2010
    Brittani

    ummmmmm LOVE these! What a beautiful couple : )

  • July 2, 2010

    Amazing and beautiful – so happy for you both.

  • July 2, 2010

    Wonderful pictures 🙂

  • July 2, 2010

    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous! Who was your photographer?

    I’m anxiously awaiting the recap of the wedding. With pictures like this surely the ceremony and reception were also memorable.

  • July 2, 2010

    You look stunning, and so happy, and I love the beach pictures. Congratulations again!

  • July 2, 2010
    k

    Congrats! And you don’t even look cold!

  • July 2, 2010

    Gorgeous bride and groom and beautiful backdrop!! I can’t wait to see and read more about your wedding. 🙂

  • July 2, 2010
    Rhi

    Gorgeous!

  • July 2, 2010

    You look gorgeous! And props to SVV’s bare feet!

  • July 2, 2010
    Amy

    So beautiful, and it looks like the photos on the beach were worth missing half the dinner, because A. MAZE. ING. And your hair looks perfect, your hair stylist is talented.

  • July 2, 2010

    So lovely! 🙂

    Congrats again!

  • July 2, 2010

    AaaAAAAAAh! Gorgeous! (And the one in front of the mountains? Epic.)

  • July 2, 2010

    I totally teared up. Kristin, you look GORGEOUS and these are amazing. So happy for you guys! You both look so genuinely HAPPY.

  • July 3, 2010

    Camel cupcakes those are good photos!

  • July 3, 2010

    Beautiful, you two. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 3, 2010

    Simply stunning! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  • July 3, 2010

    I don’t think you need to write anything. the photos tell the whole story.

    Congrats on the wedding! Enjoy Borneo!

  • July 3, 2010
    Haidang Nguyen

    congrats on marriage Mrs V! 😛 any kids soon?

  • July 4, 2010
    Mister Sister

    yeah Mrs. V! any kids soon? 🙂

  • July 4, 2010

    that’s it more, more!!! They are beautiful!

  • July 4, 2010

    the last two are my favourites — andwhat gorgeous lighting for all of it. thanks for sharing them.

  • July 4, 2010
    Brandy

    I love the pictures! You two look great.

  • July 4, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your special day with us 🙂

  • July 4, 2010
    Michelle

    Gorgeous pics! Can’t wait to read the words to go with them! 🙂

  • July 5, 2010

    Gorgeous!

  • July 6, 2010

    Lovely, lovely pictures.

  • July 6, 2010

    even though the pics are great, all the beach shots are incredible! i also like the one of SVV kissing your forehead… so cute!

  • July 6, 2010

    Seriously, some of the most gorgeous wedding photos I’ve ever seen.

  • July 12, 2010

    Those are gorgeous! (Even the kissy shots!)

  • January 14, 2011
    Terri Davis

    You both look so happy and in love. Great pictures with a lovely backdrop. Congrats!

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