I love photographing weddings in Carmel. There is just something about that place on the California coast that always manages to steal my heart. Something about the soft light and the sea breeze, maybe? Of course, it doesn’t hurt to being working with such amazing couples there too. You may remember Amanda and Nathan from there Central Oregon Smith Rock engagement session this fall. They adventured all the way out from Wisconsin to meet up with me in Oregon during a very busy September month for me. Our meeting was a breath of fresh air, and their wedding was no different. With family in Northern California and Wisconsin, they decided to throw a destination beach weekend wedding for their closest friends and family. The whole weekend was planned with all kinds of fun beach events, with the topper being the beautiful Sunday afternoon Ceremony at Castle Rock in Carmel, followed by a gorgeous garden reception at Memory Gardens in Monterey where they danced the night away. It certainly was an affair to remember.
Event Planning: Amy Byrd // Flowers: Reina Ramirez // Ceremony Location: Castle Rock, Carmel, CA // Reception Location: Memory Garden / The Pacific House, Monterey, CA // Invitations: MadelineDrive // Hair & Makeup: Cherie Cricchio of Heidi’s Studio in Carmel // Cake: Patisserie Bechler // Catering: Classic Catering