A Pebble Beach Wedding, forty years in the making. That’s right, 4-0! Plus, the groom is the real life James Bond! Okay, not the real life James Bond, but if he wasn’t a fictional charter, Mike would be the real James Bond. Serious! He worked for the CIA for over 30 years before becoming Microsoft’s security chief. He’s just as cool and collective as the character (and handsom!), leaving the imagination to run wild with weapons and spy tools that could be hiding. There were also bits and pieces of James Bond collectibles and memorabilia throughout the wedding, including a rare edition used as their guest book.
These two were college sweethearts. Even though life happened and they went their separate ways, forty years later they would find their way back into each others arms! Mike flew into Seattle to meet Janice for a Valentine’s dinner, at El Gaucho of course – a favorite of Mike’s for years, and the entire staff was on board for what was happening next. Mike has a personal wine bin in the restaurants wine cellar, and as he lead Janice to choose the “perfect” wine for the evening, as she opened the door, a ribbon hung from one of the bottles necks, with one of the most stunning diamonds from Ben Bridge we had ever laid eyes on! Through tears of excitement, Janice said yes!
Everything about this Pebble Beach wedding was oozing with class and sophistication and will always be remembered by us as the wedding of the decade! Mike and Janice, there are no words to describe our absolute joy and excitement for the two of you finding each other again after all these years! We are completely honored to have been the ones privileged to capture your wedding story. That’s exactly what it is, a true to life fairy tale that will told throughout your family for generations to come. Congratulations and cheers to many more unbelievable years!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Coordination :: A Sparkling Event
Ceremony Venue :: The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Reception Venue :: The Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach
Wedding Dress Designer :: Chavelle by Sottero & Midgley
Grooms & Groomsmen Apparel :: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids Dresses :: Jenny Yoo
Hair & Makeup :: Face Forward Carmel & Bridal
Morning Attire :: The Knot
Floral Designer :: Pebble Beach Resorts
Jeweler :: Ben Bridge
Wedding Soloists & Ensembles :: Jonathan Turri
DJ :: Joy from Steve Ezzo Entertainment
Catering :: Pebble Beach Resorts
Cake :: Pebble Beach Resorts
Invitations :: Minted
Videographer :: Estrella Films
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel Photography
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MEET LAURA & RACHEL
Together, we have worked in the wedding industry for over a decade, and make up one incredibly unique mother-daughter fine art wedding photography team. We have documented weddings from the breathtaking West Coast, to the historic East, and have had our work published internationally both in print and online. Our wanderlust hearts have taken us all over the country, capturing love stories, and visiting quaint hometown coffee shops along the way, and even though we've spent most of our lives in a nautical California town, we now call South Carolina home, expanding to the low country of Charleston. We are photographers, directors, curators, and most of all, storytellers for your wedding.
And WE can't wait to get to know you!
These two look SO stinkin’ happy! And those ceremony floral arrangements are stunning 🙂
Stunning details!!! This location is so beautiful!! Great job. Also, I love how your a mother and daughter team! Love that!!
So gorgeous! What a beautiful couple–and I love Pebble Beach!