Are you looking for a Big Sur Elopement Package? Read on, we have something for you:
There is no greater place in the world than to elope in beautiful Big Sur! Whether you love coastal views, redwood forests, mountains or the beach, Big Sur has literally something for everyone. You & your partner deserve to explore this region for your wedding day. You have the option of a more relaxed setting by road tripping down Highway 1, or choosing a fun hike to get different scenery. Either way, with our Big Sur Elopement Package it’s YOUR adventurous wedding day, and your adventure can be literally anything!
Elopement length: 8 hours
Meeting point: Garrapata State Park in Big Sur
Participants: 8 guests can join your Big Sur Elopement apart from the couple
Experience: Getting ready photos, scenic car ride, 2 photo sessions, ceremony, first dance, sunset
Sightseeing: Big Sur, Garrapata State Park, Bixby Bridge
Climate: Big Sur has beautiful weather year-round with a short wet season between November and February. Temperatures generally average between 50-70 for the year. Winter rainstorms do happen and this is usually the only time of year where weather can interfere with plans because mudslides can occur during heavy rainfalls. The best time to plan a visit is in the summer, but any time between March and October will make for pleasant weather. Wildfires–although uncommon–do occur as well.
Available: All year round
Activity level: Moderate – Few hours hike or walk.
About the Host of your Big Sur Elopement
Heather & Mike are adventure photographers who help fellow couples create their amazing elopements in Big Sur and small weddings on the California coast. We will help craft an extraordinary expedition based upon your unique vision and story. Our team will provide assistance in planning out all the logistics of timelines, locations and permits which is included in our Big Sur elopement package. We are also proud Leave No Trace certified photographers who strive to leave nature better than originally found.
Itinerary of your Big Sur Elopement Package
Each Big Sur Elopement package is customized for each couple I work with. During the planning stages, we will discuss in detail what scenery you are hoping to capture along with your photos. We can spend all our time in one spot, or experience several locations within our timeframe to get more variety.
Typically, couples love to visit minimum (2) spots during their Big Sur Elopement. I highly recommend visiting a coastal spot along with a forest area, so you can really experience what Big Sur has to offer.
Sample Big Sur Elopement Timeline With Guests: (8 Hours)
12:30pm: elopement photography team arrives at rustic Airbnb cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea for getting ready photos
1:30pm: Family starts to arrive, take candids & some group shots outside
1:45pm: Everyone carpools & leaves to drive to Garrapata State Park
2:30pm: Have a unique elopement ceremony at Garrapata & take portraits of the group & couple alone
4:00pm: Stop by Bixby Bridge for more *must have* Big Sur elopement photos
4:30pm: Stop by a few more scenic spots along Highway 1 with couple
5:00pm: Meet back up with group at Big Sur Bakery for dinner, first dance, toasts & cake
7:30pm: Couple stays with photographers for an epic sunset Big Sur elopement photos
8:30pm: Photo coverage ends
Comments about your Big Sur Elopement Package
Your Big Sur Elopement is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains.
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Big Sur Elopement, the itinerary might be adjusted.
What is included in your Big Sur Elopement Package
Full day Big Sur Elopement package with up to 8 hours of coverage with 2 photographers
All our travel costs
Elopement planning guide to help you with everything
Leave No Trace Guide
Any photography-related permits
Questionnaires to get to know you better & tailor the day
Customized location suggestions
Customized itinerary and timeline
Unlimited help with planning & any questions you have
Local Vendor recommendations
Unlimited amount of photos taken
Every photo edited to our signature style
Sneak peek gallery (15 images) within 7 days
Full resolution images
Private online gallery with unlimited downloads & options for printing
Your own mobile gallery for quick & easy viewing
$100 Print Credit counting towards prints on regular paper, canvas & metal of your choice (sample package covered by this print credit: (10) 8x10s or (5) 11x14s)
50 trees planted in your honor through Arbor Day Foundation
What is not included in your Big Sur Elopement Package
Travel to/from meeting point for your Big Sur Elopement
Accommodations & Meals (Client has option of going to a restaurant or having a picnic)
What to bring to your Big Sur Elopement
Even in summer months, pack layers for your Big Sur Elopement as it can still get cooler in the evenings with the wind
Sturdy shoes (avoid heels, or at least bring a secondary pair)
Sunscreen is always your friend!
How to prepare for your Big Sur Elopement
It is recommended having your Big Sur Elopement during the week, as it’s best to avoid weekends due to high tourism
Check for Highway 1 closures
Know the plan for your elopement in detail: Big Sur has extremely limited cell service!
Add-ons for your Big Sur Elopement Package
Guests (up until 8 persons) can come at no extra charge to your Big Sur Elopement
Guests are responsible for all their own travel, insurance, car rentals, accommodation & meals.
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