October 29, 2020
Big Sur is by far one of the most magical places in all of California. If you have never driven down PCH through Big Sur, I encourage you to do so. It will change your life, I promise. One time driving north on my way up to Big Sur from Ventura, the entire way there was a whale and her baby calf migrating. It was pretty surreal. I stopped at a winery once near San Simeon and saw a bald eagle. In Big Sur, I saw otters floating near the shore and oh my god, my heart melted into a puddle. Big Sur is one my absolute favorite places to camp at and sight see. Depending on the time of year, if I do a wedding or elopement in Big Sur, I will always choose camping over a hotel.
Below are some helpful tips to get your elopement planning butt into gear. You’ve seen pictures of Big Sur, drooled over the gorgeous scenery and have decided, yep. This is the place where I want to get married. But how? Well, I’m gonna help you out and break it all down for you. From location recommendations, lodging, permits, and how to do it all. If you’re looking for a Big Sur Wedding or Elopement Photographer, get in touch today and let’s start planning your dream day!
My absolute favorite place for elopements. Epic cliffside views and sandy beaches. Some people will also rent a hotel or airbnb in Monterey and take a shuttle to the park for the ceremony
Rent out a campsite and then hike into the redwoods after. There’s also a $10 Day Use Fee if you are not camping, but parking is very limited! There is also a beach that connects to the park. Saw otters here last elopement I did and the couple got ready at Ragged Point Inn.
Beautiful redwoods locations
I usually camp here at Pfeiffer State Park! Beautiful redwoods and a perfect midway point for different places to sight see
Open lawn under trees and river
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