The Big Sur coast is easily the most gorgeous section of the California coastline. Stunning rocky cliffs, crystal blue waters, tall Redwood trees, gorgeous beaches, picturesque views, and a windy road right along the coast. Truly, what more could you ask for?!

It’s not surprising that it makes for one of the most stunning coastal backdrops for a wedding. While it’s an insane destination for elopements, it’s understandable that not everyone wants to elope. Some couples want a venue to host their wedding at, which is where Alila Ventana Big Sur comes into play.

I’m fully aware that this is about to sound like a sales pitch (lol) but I promise it’s not! I’ve honestly never been to a resort that is as amazing as Ventana Big Sur (I even got to try it out for the night – WOW!). Ventana is an all-inclusive, couples-only resort that has everything you could ever dream of. Amazing suites (with gorgeous views and some even have private hot tubs!), gorgeous views, hiking trails (with Redwoods!), amazing restaurant experiences, top-notch room service, spas, pools, and daily excursions. It’s dog-friendly (we love it) and the resort has amazing green initiatives. Talk about a wedding and honeymoon in one!

It’s no surprise that Victoria and Yuri chose this location in Big Sur for their modern micro wedding. They started the day off, getting ready in their suite together then headed out to the Sur Vista overlook to say their vows alone. We then roamed around Ventana a big for a few more portraits before they ended their day with a private after-party for their closest friends and family (so private they didn’t even have a photographer there for it!).

Some of the amazing vendors for this magical day:

Venue: Ventana

Tablesetting: Hometown Gatherings

Florals: H & J Flowers

Dress: Vow’d Weddings


Micro Wedding in black and white in Big Sur
Couple says vows overlooking the coast in Big Sur in black and white
Couple says vows overlooking the coast in Big Sur
Couple says vows in Big Sur
Couple exchanging rings
Couple kissing after saying vows on the Big Sur coast
Couple smiling at camera in big sur
Couple hiking along the Big Sur coast
Couple walking along the Big Sur coast in California
Couples portrait in front of the coastal mountains in Big Sur
Black and white portrait of couple on the coast of Big Sur
Modern couples portrait along the coast of California
Black and white couples portrait in black and white
Couples first dance at Ventana Big Sur
Couple posing on a chair
Couple kissing at an overlook in front of the view at Ventana Big Sur
Couple overlooking  the view at Ventana Big Sur
Couple kissing at an overlook in front of the view at Ventana Big Sur

Ready to go on this adventure together? Reach out here.

Much love,


Modern couple posing at Ventana Big Sur

Big Sur Modern Micro Wedding at Ventana Big Sur

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