Big Sur Weddings

Weddings in Big Sur California. Featuring weddings at Point 16, Wind and Sea Big Sur, Post Ranch, Big Sur Bakery, Ventana Inn, River Inn, Pfieffer Beach, Deetjen’s and Paion Big Sur.

2015 The Knot Best of Weddings Winner Peer Johnson!

Really excited.  Just heard from The Knot that I won Best Of Weddings for the 4th year in a row!!!  I must be doing something right!!!!  Thanks a bunch for the whacky, wild, meaningful, love-filled ride that this year has been.  I haven’t had a chance to update my blog as I’ve been shooting non-stop for 4 months in a row (yes my arm hurts!).  I’ve been fortunate to witness some incredible moments that words can’t describe, some extremely touching moments & some moments that leave you laughing to tears!!! Can’t wait for next year!!!

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From The Knot rep Stacy Brambila:

Hi Peer!

Thanks you for your time and congratulations on your 2015 Best of Weddings Win!

Enjoy the bragging rights and proof that you are considered the BEST of the BEST in the Central California & Coast area wedding market by our brides! ONLY 2% of our vendors won this award for 2015. You are in the top 2%, the best of the best!

Thanks,
Stacy

Point 16 Big Sur

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.”   Norman Maclean.

It’s a focul point, a crux, a fulcrum or a crossing over point. This place is special. There is no other place like this place. One day, everyone will figure that out. But for now, it is what it is, an undiscovered spot, one of the least clarified points on Google Maps on the coast of California & the victim or beneficiary of a lack of marketing that accurately communicates exactly how unique this spot is. They don’t really need to market, as Point 16 sells itself. If you don’t yet comprehend that, it’s probably not the right place for you;) But if you’re curious, if you’re willing to look further, if you want more, if you’re looking for a mind-blowing wedding venue that guests will never forget. This is it.

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Glen Oaks Big Sur

The cabins at Glen Oaks in Big Sur. And yes, a river does run through them*. A little joke regarding the Maclean quote above.

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The Big Sur Cabin at Glen Oaks is set amongst old-growth Redwoods, surrounded by large lawns next to the Big Sur River. It’s perfect.

Big Sur Wedding Hair Makeup

Big Sur makeup and hair by my wife, Rhonda Johnson!

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Kate Healey’s Big Sur Flowers are second to none. Kate grows all her creations on her property, on a gorgeous ridge, overlooking Big Sur. Kate & Cheri have known, and worked with each other for years. Their work melds together seamlessly & beautifully on a palette of gorgeous vista’s with breathtaking views.

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Big Sur Wedding Ceremony

The guys improvised entrance, some awesome contemporary music playing, as the opening for the ceremony. It was unique, fun, heartfelt and set the tone for the ceremony. It was very cool.

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The Happiest Moment Ever!

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Whales were spouting about a mile offshore. All the guests got up to watch them pass. Where else can you have Whales as guests at a wedding???

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Big Sur Catering

Tasty, organic, local food prepared by Cheri Gladstones A Big Sur Affair Catering.

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Then it happened…frame #1.

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And frame #2…100% unplanned, totally out of the blue, Photo Bomb! I didn’t even see it as the mirror drops on the camera when the shutter releases. I was staring at the camera, laughing for a while as were the guests. It was hilarious.

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And frame #3. Everyone left laughing, speechless!

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Photographer; Peer Johnson (contact me here)
Makeup & Hair; Rhonda Johnson (my wonderful wife)
Ceremony & Reception; Point 16 Big Sur (Cheri Gladstone with A Big Sur Affair Catering handles the property)
Cocktails & Dinner; A Big Sur Affair Catering
Floral Arrangements: Kate Healey Flowers