Nothing beats the jaw-dropping views of the Big Sur coastline. For many couples, Big Sur is the only choice for their intimate wedding or vow renewal. Big Sur has been described as a place of natural beauty that is both dramatic and spiritual, and we wholeheartedly agree. There's just something about getting married in Big Sur that defies words. We're hoping the pictures will help convey its essence, although even those seem inadequate once you've been here!
Big Sur encompasses 90 miles of coastline. Because it's a natural resource that is fiercely protected by state and local laws, you need to be knowledgeable--or know someone who is (that would be us!)--to ensure that the Big Sur location where you choose to say "I do" allows weddings. We'll happily point you in the right direction for a Big Sur wedding on the beach, among the redwoods, in an intimate inn or on a cliff overlooking the Pacific.
Our elopement packages combine the very best Big Sur wedding professionals under one umbrella so you don't have to spend hours researching, emailing, calling, interviewing and requesting quotes from each individual vendor.
Simply answer a few questions for us and we'll put together a wedding experience that includes all of the services you're looking for. And if you're not sure what you want yet, that's okay--we can help you figure it out. (We know what questions to ask!).
Blue Sky Elopements owner Maureen Thomson and her photographer husband Jeremy thoroughly pre-screen the wedding pros that provide services under the Blue Sky umbrella. Our Number One requirement (after producing work of exceptional quality, of course) is that they be head over heels in love about doing elopement weddings.
Your intimate Big Sur wedding (which we define as having fewer than 15 guests) will be treated as the once-in-a-lifetime event that it is and you'll receive the very best from all of our wedding professionals.
Just wanted to send a quick thank you for putting together such a great elopement package. Our officiant and photographer made our day absolutely perfect. Both were very inviting and were open to any ideas that we had. Our photographer
provided us with pictures that are straight out of a fairy tale that we will cherish forever. Thank you, again.
We'd love to hear from you, so send us an email telling us what you have in mind for your elopement in Big Sur. We'll ask a few questions and then send you more info.
Big Sur is one of the most sacred and romantic places on earth to elope. Every couple that we've married there tells us some version of the same thing:"You just can't put the feeling of Big Sur into words."
Yep--that just about sums it up! The wedding professionals that you'll work with in our Big Sur elopement packages understand why couples choose to be married in Big Sur. There is that elusive Big Sur essence that is almost tangible, yet hard to describe, that true professionals are able to infuse into every aspect of their services.
Each elopement package is individually customized to give you only the things you want for your elopement wedding in Big Sur.
We bundle all the services together for you so that you only have to pay one fee. Blue Sky will handle the disbursement of payments to each vendor so you don't have to fuss with it. You've got better (and more fun!) things to do--like book your plane tickets!
Our elopement packages combine all the services you're seeking under one umbrella. We connect you with our fabulous wedding professionals--all hand-picked by Blue Sky Elopements owner Maureen Thomson and all as passionate about elopement weddings as we are--to save you hours of time researching, emailing, and interviewing.
Having a local partner when you're planning an elopement in Big Sur is invaluable--especially when it comes to choosing the exact spot within Big Sur where you want to be married. Most of the gorgeous wedding spots in Big Sur are either privately owned or they're governed by the State of California. You can't just show up anywhere and have a wedding--even a tiny 2-person one--without jumping through some hoops.
Luckily, we can help you navigate all of that so that your wedding day goes smoothly. Maureen will provide you with descriptions, permit info, photos and videos of all the sites within Big Sur of which we're aware so that you can make an informed decision about where you want to get married.
We know that planning a wedding--even a small one-- when you don't live here can be a challenge. You'll work with Maureen personally and she'll guide you every step of the way, answer your questions, keep stress at bay, alert you to potential pitfalls and serve as liaison between you and your wedding professionals.
Anything you want that's elopement wedding-related.
Our most popular Big Sur elopement packages include:
We also assist with finding lodging, restaurants, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique ceremony environments (hot air balloons, hiking weddings, adventure elopements, etc.) Just ask!
Our Big Sur elopement packages are customized for each couple, so we can't give exact pricing prior to learning a bit more about what you want in your elopement package. However, the pricing below will give you a general idea.
Each package comes with assistance finding an elopement venue as well as your own personal elopement wedding coordinator to help you navigate the waters of your Big Sur elopement.
Please contact us if you're interested in learning more. We'll ask a few questions and then provide you with a custom package and a price quote.
Our minimum package is our Starter Package listed below. We do not offer officiating, coordination, or location consulting as stand-alone services.
Prices below are examples and apply to weekday weddings with no more than 2 guests.
We'll customize a package for you based on your preferences, number of guests and date of your wedding.
Estimated - $2,240**
* See below for details of each service
A Cut Above
Estimated - $2,620**
* See below for details of each service
Estimated - $3,080**
* See below for details of each service
Estimated - $4,480**
* See below for details of each service
The packages on this page are samples. You can mix or match services as you please. However, at minimum, you must include officiating and photography services.
We also provide the following:
We guarantee a stress-free wedding experience and do so by handling all your wedding logistics. Just let us know what you need!
*Deduct $250 from package fee if you've already chosen your specific venue.
*Professional Wedding Officiant to perform the ceremony, provide assistance on obtaining your marriage license and file the license after the ceremony.
*Pre-written Ceremony Script. Choose from one of five pre-written ceremony scripts. Listen to them here. Feel free to substitute your own vows at no additional charge. We can also add additional components (such as a unity sand ceremony or vows to children). Or we can customize a ceremony script just for you.
*Photography Services include a professional wedding photographer shooting for one hour (the ceremony takes up 10-15 minutes of the hour) and all of your edited hi-resolution images provided to you with full usage rights (no watermarks!) within 30 days of the ceremony.
*Flowers include hand-tied bouquet in choice of colors and seasonal flowers and a matching boutonniere. 2 bouquet/2 boutonniere options also available.
*Hair & Makeup Services include light styling, makeup application in your choice of style (e.g. dramatic, elegant, natural-look, etc.) and lash application. If you have extremely long hair and/or request a complicated style, the stylist may charge a bit more. Advance photos are welcomed!
*Videography Services include a professional wedding videographer, up to 2 hours of shooting, 2-microphones, a minimum 5 minute edited highlight reel..
*Help Choosing a Venue We'll provide a list of venue options including descriptions, permit requirements, photos and video. You do not have to choose a site on this list if you have another site in mind. Maureen will consult with you one-on-one for as long as it takes for you to make a venue selection. We know that can seem like an overwhelming task if you're planning your wedding from afar. Don't sweat it! Maureen knows Big Sur like the back of her hand, PLUS she knows what questions to ask to help you narrow things down. She'll include location consulting, lodging and restaurant recommendations, etc. so that you can make an informed choice about where you want to be married.**
**Does not include site permit fees. If possible, we will recommend free sites if you don't want to pay for a permit. Note, however, that there are very few sites in Big Sur that do not require a permit, especially for elopements that have guests. If Big Sur venues are out of your budget, consider Monterey/Carmel just to the north. Everything (including our packages!) is less expensive there than in Big Sur.
If you've ever been to Big Sur, you'll most likely agree that it has a way of sticking with you in mind and spirit. So many couples decide to elope here after visiting for the first time. There's no other place on earth quite like it.
We've helped couples say their "I do's" among the redwoods, on dramatic ocean bluffs, and next to crashing waves. Nature has blessed Big Sur with an abundance of natural resources!
Take a look at some of the sites that other couples have chosen as their Big Sur elopement venue. We'll provide you with a list of these locations and others as part of your package. The list includes a general. description, photos, video and any permit requirements. We also provide optional one-on-one location consulting if our list isn't enough to help you make an informed decision.
The video above is an example of one of our beautiful beaches in Big Sur. As part of our location consulting services, we'll supply you with videos of all of the venues in the Big Sur area so you can choose the one that's best for you.
We'll Save You Time
No need to spend hours looking for quality wedding pros that specialize in Big Sur elopements.
Maureen will give you access to her network of hand-picked wedding professionals who are passionate about elopement weddings and deliver the highest quality services.
We'll Eliminate Stress
Blue Sky owner Maureen Thomson will serve as your personal elopement wedding coordinator; provide you with the perfect Big Sur wedding professionals, coordinate all the details of your elopement package and serve as your go-to person right up to the day of your wedding.
We'll Be Your Local Resource
Maureen will help you find the perfect-for-you place to elope in Big Sur. She's put together a list of her favorite elopement venues complete with descriptions, photos, videos and permit requirements. You'll receive this list along with one-on-one assistance to help you sort through the options.
We'll Communicate with you Promptly
We won't keep you waiting. That's a promise. All our clients work directly with Blue Sky Elopements owner Maureen Thomson and she'll give you her personal cell phone number so she's always available to answer your questions. Maureen commits to a limited number of bookings per month so she can fully devote herself to her couples.
Start by chatting with Maureen in an initial no-strings phone consultation. Once she gets a feel for what you're envisioning for your elopement wedding, she'll answer your questions and explain how we can help make your wedding vision a reality.
Contact Maureen to schedule yours now.
I'd love to hear from you. Send me an email and give me as much info as you currently have about your Big Sur elopement. I'll respond quickly.
Or give me a call at 888-464-7712.
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