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Rustic & Magical Ventana Inn & Spa

News sites have reported that singer-songwriter Alexandra Helen Lenas and internet guru Sean Parker married over the weekend at the beautiful Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California. Images have been surfacing of the rustic resort wedding that apparently had a “Game of Thrones” theme, which makes sense as Alexandra looks very similar to the beautiful actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targeryen on the show. We found this fairy-tail looking photo of the bride and groom, taken on the grounds of the resort where hundreds of massive redwood trees and pines reside, the production was curated by Preston Bailey.

Sean Parker & Alexandra Helen Lenas @ Mark Seliger

After researching with our fashion friends, we learned Alexandra wore an Elie Saab gown and Sean’s tux was designed by Oscar winner Ngila Dickson. Of course guests have been posting images on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, we saw a snapshot from two gals who were enjoying the view from Ventana while dining.

The hotel has been mentioned as the location for both Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman‘s recent weddings, and has a long history with Hollywood elite as it was built by the writer Lawrence Spector from the funds he made from his famous film “Easy Rider,” and became a regular destination for guests like Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. More recently, editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg, wrote a lovely review of the hotel on Luxelist and mentions Sir Anthony Hopkins and Oprah Winfrey as regulars.

Ventana Inn is a great escape for those who want to see, but not be seen, so to speak. The spa list is lengthy, the resort offers two large pools, one clothing optional, a full fitness center, fine dining both in-room and at the indoor/outdoor Ventana Restaurant, guided hikes or maps to go solo, surf lessons, horse back riding trips and it’s just a short drive to the famed Esalen Center and Henry Miller Theater. The entire Big Sur area has been known as a perfect place for creative inspiration, rejuvenation and mysticism, all the way back since the Beatnik generation exploded, (Note the recent indie film “Big Sur”).

We found several special packages available via Ventana Inn’s management group Thompson Hotels/Joie de Vivre including; a Starry Starry Night, Billabong Surf, African Themed Photo Safari, Elope Package, and Spa Getaway. It’s only fitting to check out one of Sean Parker’s companies – www.facebook.com/VentanaInn for more information.

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Posted on: June 25, 2013