Big Sur Bohemian Elopement: Ulysses & Cyntia


As far as simple and breathtaking weddings go, I think this family focused elopement in Big Sur, California wins everything. It was just Ulysses, Cyntia and their two gorgeous children, Phoenix and Galaxy in attendance. Their officiant, Colette Cucchia, was there to marry them overlooking the water and their wedding photographer captured the whole thing beautifully.


“We both really like the small and simple weddings”, Ulysses began. “Our children also inspire us, they were very central to our wedding. A unique part of our wedding was the Greenbrier. We really love that van and thought it would be nice to have it featured in our wedding pictures. Different to the norm? We are a non religious family and our wedding reflected that.”


“We saved a ton of money by not doing what most of the world considers a wedding. We marry each other, its the union of TWO people. All the rest is just bullshit. We did what we felt was right. The wedding plan came together the week before we married. Once we had the wedding locked up, we loaded up the van and hit the road. The most expensive part of the wedding was our photographer but, clearly, he was worth every penny!”


“Don’t get hung up on tradition”, he concluded. “You’ll be invited to plenty of traditional weddings in life. Make sure your wedding is truly your own and not what other people think it should be.”




  1. Caroline Dale

    I visited this beach on my American road trip last year….i felt it was so beautiful that this is what heaven must be like! There is something other wordly about that entire stretch of road on the Big Sur highway. ….this wedding is beyond perfect! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in my life 🙂 🙂

  2. Congratulation to the beautiful couple. Stunning bride and the whole scene is absolutely hilarious!!! I loved the whole wedding venue, pictures and the couple. Best wedding wishes to you 🙂

  3. Absolutely stunning! We are an elopement company offering Gatlinburg weddings (Tennessee) so I absolutely love seeing non-traditional ceremonies. Best wishes to the both of you!

  4. Big Sur! Perhaps one of my favourite places in the whole world. Had the pleasure (and total fear) driving it 2 years ago on a USA road trip. I did not want it to end. These pictures brought back so many memories. Absolutely lovely. Would love to get married on the Big Sur!


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