Relaxed coastal woodland wedding in Big Sur
One look at the bride's wedding shoes tells you this isn't a traditional formal wedding. Oh no. Today we're bringing you easy breezy Big Sur wedding vibes from a couple who tied the knot in a magical woodland setting overflowing with greenery and candles. Bride Sammi told us that the vision for the ceremony came from her love of fantasy novels and cinema. She envisioned an enchanted forest, with dappled sunlight and a string quartet playing in the woods. And that's just what she got...
Fine art photographer Carlie Statsky captured Sammi and Mitchell's special day at Ventana Inn, a charming luxury resort tucked among the redwoods in Big Sur. They created a beautiful relaxed and natural celebration, full of personal details and their love for the great outdoors.
Floral designer Seascape Flowers created Sammi's lush freeform bridal bouquet full of peonies, succulents, nigella and astrantia with gorgeous trailing vines.The couple continued their love for greenery throughout the table décor, and gifted their guests fun favours. Sammi explains: "With guests from both our home countries flying in to celebrate with us, we tried to incorporate both Australian and American traditions with Vegemite and Fluffernutter."
Groom Mitchell loves American BBQ so this formed the basis for their menu, which was elevated to a stylish level by the Ventana chefs. "The presentation unlike any backyard bbq I’ve ever seen!" said Sammi. This beautiful Big Sur wedding shows us how to combine elegance and style with a down-to-earth vibe for a memorable occasion you'll never forget.
Photographer: Carlie Statsky | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Allison Weddings | Floral Designer: Seascape Flowers | Dress Designer: Galia Lahav | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Accessories: La Tavola Linens | Venue: Ventana Inn | Hair & Make-up Artist: Team Hair and Make-up | Video: Spencer Sarson Visuals