One of my favorite things about filming weddings is the opportunity to meet so many different people and hear their love stories! Especially chance encounters that lead to lifetime commitments get me every time. “Katherine and Loren Lewallen were 18 when they first spotted each other in the freshmen dorms at Columbia University in New York City” and the college sweethearts spent the next decade falling in love and building a life together.
After Loren’s proposal, the couple began planning what would be an unforgettable destination wedding in Big Sur, a truly unique, and remote stretch of the California coastline where the mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Big Sur’s isolation and natural beauty make for a most magical wedding backdrop. Perched high on a cliff above the crashing waves of the big blue, the couple forever hitched their lives together.
In this film, some of my favorite moments include the couple’s touching and personally written vows and the emotional opening of a very sweet and quirky gift given to the bride from her groom. We hope you enjoy watching their handmade highlight film.
For even more of their story and wedding photos be sure to visit the C Magazine feature “Natural Instincts”
Loren and Katherine’s wedding recipe:
VIDEOGRAPHY LoveSpun Films | PHOTOGRAPHER Meg Smith | VENUE Private property in Big Sur | CAKE Torino Baking | MENU Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | DRESS Jenny Packham | FLORIST Velvet Garden | ENTERTAINMENT Side Effect (West Coast Music), Magik Magik | PLANNERS Yifat Oren & Stefanie Cove | TABLETOP RENTALS Casa de Perrin | STATIONERY Julie Song Ink |REHEARSAL DINNER and GETTING READY Ventana Inn.