California Elopement Package in Big Sur

Description of your California Elopement Package in Big Sur

Looking for a California Elopement Package? How about a Big Sur Wedding Adventure with an overnight glamping stay?

Big Sur offers some of the most gorgeous views in California. From breathtaking seaside cliffs, to towering Redwood forests, to beaches with purple sand – Big Sur has an abundance of adventures to choose from, and I’d love to create a bespoke California elopement in Big Sur just for you. It is truly an epic location and the perfect place for an adventurous elopement!

  • Elopement location: Big Sur, California, United States
  • Elopement length: Overnight, 24 hours
  • Meeting point: Your luxurious glamping site at Alila Ventana Big Sur
  • Participants: 6 guests can join apart from the couple
  • Experience: Getting ready photos at glamping site, hike in red wood, ceremony, portraits, golden hour & blue hour photos with lantern, overnight at romantic glamping site
  • Sightseeing: Big Sur, Redwood forest, Bixby Bridge, hidden beach location
  • Climate:Oceanic climate: Mild wet summers, mild and wet winters. Beautiful weather year round. The climate is mild all year round. Summer and fall are dry and warm, winters are colder and wet (which is great if you love more mood in your photos!) I always keep clear umbrellas on me in case of rain.
  • Available: All year round.
    Please note, Big Sur doesn’t allow elopements on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.
  • Activity level: Moderate – Few hours hike or walk.

About the Host of your California Elopement in Big Sur

california elopement photographer in Big SurHi, I’m Sara!

I love National Parks, The Office, ramen, and my cat. Oh, and I love to create beautiful photographs for couples to look back on and cherish for a lifetime. That’s why I created this California Elopement Package in Big Sur for you.

I approach photography with an adventurous, intimate, and organic style. When it comes to editing, I’m inspired by the tones of the earth and the look of film. Wide shots that showcase the dramatic landscape and environment of your wedding or session location are my absolute favorite.

I aim to capture the raw and real moments that happen in between the poses to reflect your unique personalities, relationship, and love for each other. While I want to provide you with beautiful images you will cherish for the rest of your lives, I also want to create a fun and intimate experience that feels like falling in love all over again.

Itinerary for your California Elopement Package in Big Sur

This itinerary for your California Elopement Package in Big Sur can be completely reimagined to fit your vision. I’m familiar with the entire coast of Big Sur and am more than happy to offer you different views or locations for your elopement.

1pm   –   I’ll meet you at your glamping site at Alila Ventana Big Sur to meet and go over our plans for the day. I’ll snap some getting ready & detail photos, and we can do a first look if you’d like to!

2pm   –   Head up Highway 1 to our next location for a light hike through the redwoods to your ceremony site.

3pm   –   Your ceremony & vows under the gorgeous light in a redwoods forest.

3:30pm   –   take a moment to celebrate being a married couple and take some portraits in the woods!

5pm   –   Last stop at my favorite Big Sur beach for golden hour, sunset, and blue hour photos! We’ll take some photos on the beach, then walk up to my secret spot away from the beach and document your first dance on the cliffside. Lastly, we’ll finish off with some blue hour lantern portraits and even go in the water if you’re feeling extra adventurous!

7pm   –   End of photographic coverage, and time to enjoy the rest of your evening together!

Overnight stay after your California elopement at glamping site.

 

Comments about your California Elopement in Big Sur

Your California Elopement in Big Sur is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains

If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your elopement, the itinerary might be adjusted.

I am happy to take you in my car, or you can drive your own.

What is included in your California Elopement Package

  • Accommodation for one night after your California elopement in Big Sur at glamping site at Alila Ventana
  • 6 hours of photographic documentation of your California elopement wedding in Big Sur (additional coverage available)
  • A full gallery of 300+ images delivered via online gallery within 6 weeks
  • Permit fees included and taken care of by me
  • Unlimited planning assistance
  • A custom tailored experience
  • Granola bars and trail mix
  • An 18-page elopement guide full of tips and advice
  • Recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in the area

What is not included in your California Elopement Package

  • Travel to/from meeting point for your California Elopement
  • Meals: While I always bring snacks with me, meals will be needed to be taken care of on your own. The photographic coverage of your California elopement is intended to begin after lunch and end just in time for you to head to dinner! I’m always happy to recommend my favorite eateries in the area.
  • Travel insurance
  • Car rental – but I am happy to take you in my car.

What to bring to your California Elopement in Big Sur

  • Bring sweaters and layers because it can get chilly in the evening during your California elopement in Big Sur, even in the warmer months.
  • Lots of water
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Shoes you can comfortably walk in (I recommend broken-in hiking boots as well as sandals for the beach if you don’t want to go barefoot!)
  • Everything you need for the overnight stay, as you will be sleeping at the glamping site after the photographic coverage of your California elopement.

How to prepare for your California Elopement in Big Sur

  • Download your California elopement itinerary to your phone or print it out beforehand. Big Sur has NO cell service!
  • If you’re coming from out of town, I recommend driving or flying into the North end of Big Sur as most of my selection locations are on this side
  • Big Sur doesn’t allow elopements on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.
  • Check for closures along Highway

Add-ons to your California Elopement Package

  • Guests (up until 6 persons) can come at no extra charge for the 6 hour photography coverage of your California Elopement in Big Sur (guests are responsible for all their own travel, insurance, car rentals, accommodation & meals)
  • Guest accommodation at glamping site (18+ as it is an adult only resort) 300 USD / 2 person / tent per night
  • Bridal Flower Bouquet of dried flowers 100 USD
  • Small Flower Bouquet of dried flowers 75 USD
  • Boutonniere of dried flowers 25 USD
  • Celebrant 500 USD
  • Videography – 6 hours of coverage, 5-10 minute highlight film, 2000 USD
  • Additional Photography 500 USD/hour
  • Super 8 Video Film – 2-3 minutes of footage, $650

$3,500.00