How do I RSVP?

RSVP via the virtual invite you should have received via email in March! Please RSVP by July 1st (Canada Day! 🇨🇦) 

When should I book my travel?

The sooner the better! Early fall is a busy time in Carmel/Big Sur and accommodations do book up!

Where should I stay?

We’d recommend staying in either Carmel, Monterey, or Big Sur, with Carmel likely being the easiest option.

Will transport be provided?

Yes, we'll be providing shuttle services to/from both Carmel and Big Sur town to Wind & Sea Estate. Due to parking limitations, we kindly ask that all guests utilize the provided shuttle. For those local to the Monterey Bay area, there will be parking available at the Carmel shuttle stop.

We're expecting the Carmel stop to be close to the Crossroads Shopping Center and the Big Sur town stop near Big Sur River Inn. Final details will be confirmed as we gather information on guests' accommodations.

Can I drive to the venue?

Due to limited parking, guests won't be able to drive to the venue and will need to use the provided shuttle. We hope this will allow guests to fully enjoy the day stress free!

How far away is the venue?

Carmel is about 1 hour and Big Sur town is about 20 minutes from Wind & Sea Estate. The views will be worth the trek!

Is there cell reception at the venue?

The venue has little to no cell reception. Hopefully that’ll allow us all to unplug and enjoy the day and scenery without distractions! That being said, if something comes up or you need to stay connected let us know and we can get you on the venue wifi.

What should I wear?

Our welcome event will be casual, wear whatever you’re comfortable in! The beach can get chilly so bring a jacket!

The wedding will be cocktail attire – dresses, suits and jackets (tie optional), fancy jumpsuits. If you want to embrace the natural colors of Big Sur and the coastal vibes go for it, but most importantly we want you to be comfortable. The venue has a lot of stairs/slopes and is grassy so please wear wedges, block heels, or flats.

All events will be outside and while September is usually beautiful in Big Sur, coastal weather can be unpredictable so please plan accordingly with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a jacket.

What will the food be like?

For our beach welcome event, we're keeping things casual with either tacos or pizzas (we're still deciding!).

At the wedding reception, expect an assortment of canapés during cocktail hour, followed by a family-style dinner featuring fish, beef, and vegetarian mains.

When you RSVP, please mention any dietary restrictions or allergies so we can accommodate you comfortably.

Do you have recommendations on what to do in the area?

Yes! Check out the Explore section below and linked map for some of our favorite spots.

Do you have a gift registry?

We kindly request no gifts. While we appreciate your generosity, your presence is more than enough. We look forward to celebrating together!

Still have a question? Email or text Erin (777egray@gmail.com) or Aaron (aaron.lalau@gmail.com)

⟢ Friday ⟣

September 27 – Welcome Beach Bonfire (Optional)


5:00 - 8:00 PM

Carmel Beach at 10th Avenue, Carmel, CA


Swing by for a casual, laid-back beach hangout before our big day! We’ll have some blankets and camping chairs, but you’re welcome to bring your own along. As the evening cools, we’ll warm up around a propane fire pit. Drinks and a casual dinner provided.

⚭ Saturday ⚭

September 28 – Wedding Day


2:30 PM

Shuttle pick-up in Carmel*

3:10 PM

Shuttle pickup in Big Sur Town*

3:30 PM

Arrive at Wind & Sea Estate

4:00 PM

Ceremony followed by cocktail hour and reception

10:00 PM

Shuttle return drop off in Carmel and Big Sur*

*Shuttles are required for our venue. There is no guest parking or drop off at or near our venue. Exact pickup and drop off locations will be finalized as we get closer.

Big Sur is a special place for both of us and we can't wait to share its breathtaking beauty with all of you. We understand it's quite a journey for many, and we're deeply grateful for the willingness of our friends and family to join us on our special day.

Early fall is a busy time in this area so we’d recommend that you book flights and accommodations early. We’d recommend staying in either Carmel, Monterey, or Big Sur, with Carmel likely being the easiest option.

Carmel is about 1 hour and Big Sur town is about 20 minutes away from Wind & Sea Estate. To make transportation easier, we'll be providing shuttle services to/from both Carmel and Big Sur town to Wind & Sea Estate.

We're expecting the Carmel stop to be close to the Crossroads Shopping Center and the Big Sur town stop near Big Sur River Inn. Final details will be confirmed as we gather information on guests' accommodations.

Due to parking limitations, we kindly ask that all guests utilize the provided shuttle. For those local to the Monterey Bay area, there will be parking available at the Carmel shuttle stop.

Carmel

Carmel and Carmel-By-The-Sea have several quaint hotels and inns. Carmel-By-The-Sea is a small walkable town with great shops and restaurants. Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to choose any accommodations that suit your preferences in the area!

Carmel Mission Inn
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
(walkable to shuttle stop)

Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge*
Junipero St &, 3rd Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Le Petit Pali at 8th Ave*
8th Ave &, Junipero St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

Airbnb*
There are some great Airbnb options in the area too!

*These accommodations will likely require a short Uber/Lyft to the shuttle stop. Parking will also be available at the shuttle stop.

Big Sur

Big Sur is perfect for hiking and immersing in nature! There are excellent camping options available as well. Keep in mind, a rental car will be necessary if you opt to stay in Big Sur.

Big Sur River Inn
46800 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Big Sur Campground & Cabins
46800 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Fernwood Resort & Campground
47200 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Glen Oaks Big Sur
47080 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Monterey

Monterey is right next to Carmel and also a good option! Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to choose any accommodations that suit your preferences in the area.

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa*
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey*
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

Airbnb*
There are also some Airbnb options in the area too!

*These accommodations will likely require a short Uber/Lyft to the shuttle stop. Parking will also be available at the shuttle stop.

Airports

SFO (~2.5 hrs), SJC (~1.5 hrs), MRY (30 min)

SFO is a great option if you plan to spend time in SF or plan on making a trip up to Napa/Sonoma. SJC will likely be the best option for most! MRY is a small, regional airport and flights may be more expensive or limited.

Some of our favorite things in the area (also pinned on this map).

Big Sur

Things to do

McWay Falls

Iconic waterfalls straight into the sea! This is a super short walk from the parking area so a great quick stop. Parking off of 1 is very limited (but free), it’s $10 cash to park in the parking lot*.

Things to do

Pfeiffer Beach

Great place for a picnic or a beach walk. Check before you go as it can be closed. Parking is $15 and it can fill up!

Things to do

Bixby Creek Bridge

The quintessential Big Sur Bridge!

Hike

Garrapata State Park - 1.6 mile Loop

Great coastal hike with amazing views! Park alongside Highway 1.

Hike

Garrapata State Park - 0.5 mile out-back

Short walk out along the bluff! Park alongside Highway 1.

Hike

Andrew Molera State Park - 8 mile loop

This is such a great hike! It does have a good amount of elevation and is exposed but you’ll be treated to beautiful coastal views.

Hike

Andrew Molera State Park - 2.3 mile Out-Back to the Beach

Short hike to access Andrew Molera Beach.

Hike

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - 0.8 mile loop

Short nature trail along the river.

Hike

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - 1.8 mile out-back

A good amount of elevation, but great views of the valley!

Eats

Nepenthe & Cafe Kevah

These are both on the same property with the most amazing views! Cafe Kevah is a bit more casual than Nepenthe, but still has the same great views. It can get busy and they don’t take reservations so get there early.

Eats

Big Sur Smokehouse

Solid BBQ spot in Big Sur! We’d recommend the brisket.

Eats

Big Sur Bakery

Quintessential Big Sur spot! They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Carmel / Carmel Valley

Monterey / Pacific Grove