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The moment we met Paige and Brian, we instantly had a connection! You may remember them from their dreamy engagement session last year where they arrived dressed to the nines. We couldn’t have been more excited when they told us they were planning an elaborate Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding. From the sheep pasture, farmhouse getting ready area, and ocean views, we knew this wedding was going to be a amazing!
We walked into a house full of family and friends, with a mixture of laughter and wine, while Paige was getting hair and makeup ready by the awesome girls of Jasmine Loren Salon. All the girls in adorable Plum Pretty Sugar robes was icing on the cake! Rachel and I quickly noticed something; our brides have remarkable relationships with their mothers. How perfect is that! Weeks before the wedding, Paige and invited us to have coffee and meet her mom Gail. That’s how important she was to her, and what we portray as a mother daughter team. What a blessing! Gail ran to us with open arms and took us to where she had all the details laid out for us. Just the sweetest family ever!
Brian had called us the week leading up to the wedding, letting us in a surprise he had for Paige. Not one other person knew, so we couldn’t let anything slip. After the ceremony and portraits, as we were making our way for their grand entrance, we made a stop by the honeymoon cottage. We told Paige is was a great place to bustle her dress (which it was), but what we were really doing is setting the scene for Brian. Once the dress was bustled, Brian took Paige by the hand and walked her out onto the patio. Tucked beneath the awning, deep behind the rose bushes, was a guitar. For the past three months, Brian had been learning the guitar, so he could serenade his beautiful bride on their wedding day. Oh my goodness, not a dry eye between us all! Paige and Brian, what an unbelievable honor it was to captured your Carmel Mission Ranch wedding! We just adore you two!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Ceremony Venue: The Church of the Wayfarer
Reception Venue: Mission Ranch
Bride & Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar
Florist: Fleurish Floal Desgins
Hairstylist: Jasmine Loren Salon
Makeup Artist: Jasmine Loren Salon
Cake: Freedom Bakery & Confections
Wedding Soloists + Ensembles: The Alison Sharino Band
Catering: Mission Ranch
Invitations: Sleepy Hedgehog Press
Transportation: AITS Limo
Videographer: Video Impressions
Photographer: Laura Hernandez Photography