Wind and Sea Big Sur

August 17, 2018

Can you imagine making your wedding dress in just one week?  Brides be jealous, noted Miami fashion designer Lori Lester did just that – and it looked incredible!!!

Wind and Sea Big Sur Wedding Dress

Wind and Sea Wedding Details

Big Sur Wedding Dress
Friends & family escaped the Miami summer heat with a quick trip to this unrivaled Big Sur estate – Wind and Sea! The perfect crew was assembled with Rhonda Johnson creating simple-yet-beautiful hair-makeup, Kate Healey’s Big Sur Flowers enhanced the beauty that is Big Sur with her keen eye for color & form. Jon Kasky’s Paradise Catering handled the food & drinks en plein air, and Soaring Starkey brought us all together for the ceremony.

Wedding Makeup Big Sur
Lori talks about her design process, “Everyone’s first question after hearing I was engaged was, “are you making your dress?” The pressure was definitely on to have an extra special wedding dress as I always knew I wanted to make it myself. Although I do not design bridal, it was fine because I didn’t want a conventional dress. I knew I wanted to use a fabric that looked vintage and was gold. It took about a week and a half and three first samples to get it right. But it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. Now I am getting women asking me to make their wedding dress. I may have to begin designing bridal after all!”

Simple Big Sur Wedding

Wind and Sea Ceremony Area

Wind and Sea Groom

Wind and Sea Grounds
The breathtaking grounds at Wind and Sea Estate, Big Sur.

Wind and Sea Bluff

Wind and Sea Processional
Here she comes…

Small Ceremony Wind and Sea Big Sur

Wind and Sea Ceremony

Wind and Sea Wedding
Way to go guys, congratulations!

Wind and Sea Couple

Wind and Sea

Wind and Sea Group Photo

Wind and Sea Wedding Reception

Big Sur Elopement

Big Sur Wedding Elopement

Wind and Sea Sunset

Wind and Sea Bride & Groom

Big Sur Reception Details

Paradise Catering Big Sur

Wedding Cake Big Sur

Big Sur Wedding Appetizers

Wind and Sea Dinner

Big Sur Dinner

Big Sur Wedding Hugs

Big Sur Wedding Cocktails

Wedding Toasts Big Sur

Wind and Sea Sunset

Wind and Sea Dancing

Big Sur Wedding Fun

Big Sur After Party

Wind and Sea Evening

Wind and Sea Fire Pit

After a few hours of dancing, guests had one last toast around the fire. The sinking moon set over the horizon on a crystal clear cloudless night. A really beautiful way to close an extra special day:)

Wedding Dress: Lori Lester
Photographer: Peer Johnson
Makeup & Hair; Rhonda Johnson (my wonderful wife)
Ceremony, Reception & Accommodations: Wind and Sea Big Sur
Cocktails & Dinner: Paradise Catering
Floral Arrangements: Big Sur Flowers
Officiant: Soaring Starkey