i had to wait until i was well rested enough to write this post because it is one of the most special ones of the year. this past weekend in big sur was absolutely magical and i couldn’t picture it any other way for britt’s big day.
*this photo is completely unfiltered which i know seems impossible
both leslie and i flew in from our respective homes after work on thursday and spent the night in san jose. friday morning, we took a beautiful road trip to big sur. the twists and turns to make it to our destination were absolutely worth it. it felt like we had entered a whole new world. we were staying at glen oaks big sur and it was just as charming as it was beautiful. i think the selling point for me was the fireplace in our suite while leslie was obsessed with the heated floors in the bathroom.
directly across the street was this quaint little restaurant with comfy indoor seating and extensive (fireside included) outdoor seating – big sur roadhouse. the menu is simple yet there was not a thing we ordered that was not delightful. if you are there for breakfast, i would highly suggest the avocado toast with two poached eggs. if you visit for lunch, the pulled pork sandwich (with fries) is phenomenal.
friday night was spent at a cocktail reception in carmel valley but the real magic happened on saturday.
britt and ryan got married at ventana big sur. and while i had been to big sur before, i had never experienced it like this. everything was just so picturesque. the views were to die for. brittany was a breathtakingly beautiful bride. ryan could not have been a more dapper groom and his vows to britt created a flood of waterworks during the ceremony for us all.
the love present both between them and amongst every person present was all consuming. it carried from the ceremony to the cocktail hour…
to the reception…
to the after party with my favorite sparkly dance partner…
my outfit for the wedding was a game time decision as i initially ordered this gorgeous peacock colored dress from nordstrom. i even ordered some skims (which i will be reviewing soon) because the slit on one side definitely higher than what i would typically wear. even still, the slit was just a tad too high for me to do anything other than sit or stand at the wedding. that’s just not my style. i knew i wanted to be on the dance floor. so, on the day before leaving for the bay, i went to nordstrom and found this sparkly number by xscape – it was not only the only one left in my size but it was the only one left at all. i took it to the dressing room and once it was on, knew i had to get it. while it is not typically my style, i have been doing a lot of stepping outside of my comfort zone in 2019 – this outfit choice was no different. my faux fur coat from asos was absolutely perfect when the temperature dropped in the evening.
i am forever grateful to the housing and res life team at santa clara university for placing me on the second floor of walsh my freshman year. i honestly met some of my soulmates that year and it was nothing short of magnificent to see one of them marry the love of her life this weekend. life really is better with #alittleRnB – congratulations to britt and ryan!