Point 16 Big Sur

April 21, 2014

“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.

Point 16 Wedding
Yeah Baby! Very Yeah Baby!!!
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.

Big Sur Wedding Invitations

Big Sur Wedding Dress

Big Sur Wedding Ring

Glen Oaks Cabin Interior

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Glen Oaks Grounds

Glen Oaks Big Sur Cabin
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!

Big Sur Bridal Makeup Hair

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Point 16 Ceremony


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.



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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Wedding Point 16
The Happiest Moment Ever!


Big Sur Wedding Party

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Big Sur Wedding Reception

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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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Wedding in Big Sur
Then it happened…frame #1.
Big Sur Wedding Photo Bomb
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.
Groomsmen Big Sur
And frame #3. Everyone left laughing, speechless!

Wedding Hair Big Sur




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Point 16 Fire


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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