This intimate coastal Big Sur wedding instantly inspired us as the colors of the ocean and textures of the landscape combined perfectly with neutral and organic decor. Joy Thigpen designed the details along with Big Sur Weddings to create a stunning affair for Susan and Jesse. Keep reading for more details on their wedding!

From Coordinator, Diane:

I meet Susan and Jesse on a cool crisp fall morning, and the sun was glistening on the water. As we made our way across the expansive grass to the edge of the cliff Susan could not take her eyes off the view. I could tell right away she had found the perfect location for the wedding she had always dreamed of.

We started planning right way, getting all the thousands of logistics into place to throw a party, in the wilds of Big Sur for 80 of their closest friends and their families.

Family traveled from all over the world to take part in this very special celebration. The logistics were not difficult to handle because they both knew what they liked and what they wanted immediately. Susan never hesitated in her decisions or planning process.

The menu they served their guests was exquisite and bountiful. They put a lot of care and concern into making sure it was a true wedding feast. From the signature cocktail, each representing their beloved college Syracuse where they met and fell in love. To the mouth watering rack of lamb and all the way to the after hours party food of french fried sweet potatoes and parting gift of warm doughnut holes and vintage bottle of milk, they left no detail unattended.

The highlight of my night was watching them kiss and hug each guest good night and return to the dance floor, just the two of them, and have a private dance under a magnificent blanket of stars. The true love that shone from their eyes to each other simply and totally took my breath away.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Coordinator: Elegant Events & Big Sur Weddings | Venue: Big Sur | Shuttle: AITS | Bride Accommodations: Ventana Inn and Spa | Caterer: A Taste Of Elegance | Designer: Joy Thigpen | Music: Lucky Devils Band | Dessert: Just Cake | Royal Restrooms: Royal Restrooms | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & Archive Rentals|  Florist: Studio Choo | Video: Cinematt | Carmel Plant Tenders: Carmel Plant Tenders | Sitters: Corporate Kids Events; anamika@vipbabysitting.com


Comments (14)

Caitlin Sullivan | Reply

Beautiful weddings! Love the edison lights and coastal views!

Olivia | Reply

Wow! What a scenic wedding pictures. Amazing!

Dreamday Invitations | Reply

Wow,what a romantic wedding, location and EVERYTHING. love the notes from the coordinator, really painted a beautiful picture! Big Sur is such a great location :) Happiness to the happy couple :)

Erin | Reply

Really stunning. Perfect design.

Caroline - Belles & Bubbles | Reply

Love this wedding. Big fan of the tablescape design and that ceremony backdrop is fabulous.

Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} | Reply

I love their invitation, it looks like it was stamped into clay, really unique!

Veronica | Reply

Where was this reception, exactly? its beautiful!

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi Veronica,

It’s in Paion Estate in Big Sur.


Sarah Chancey | Reply

I love how airy this wedding is, it truly matches the romantic ocean views and breeze. Looking at these images, I feel like I can feel the breeze! Great design work and beautifully captured. The petite, delicately decorated cakes are also the sweetest trend. Fabulous work and beautiful couple!

Wedding Planners in Jaipur | Reply

Through the storms of life, may your love for one another be steadfast and strong. Wishing you joy and happiness on your wedding day. Congratulations!

Sourav Haldar | Reply

This wedding post is very wonderful!
Love this post!

shubhashis kar | Reply

Wow! Lovely !!! Really beautiful wedding post & nice post..

Sanjay Mishra | Reply

WOW!!!!!! Excellent wedding Photography… nice place..

manas chakroborty | Reply

amazing matrimony collection, thanks for sharing