A gorgeous InterContiental Clement wedding! We had always dreamed of shooting this venue! Overlooking the ocean, this Monterey luxury hotel is located right in the heart of John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row. New venues bring out an excitement and a creativeness like no other! As we walked in Laura’s bridal suite, the sounds of laughter and enthusiasm filled the room, and there she was, just glowing. Her dress hung from the window with the twinkling of ocean ripples in the background, hair and makeup going on all around, clinking glass as all her closest girlfriends toasting while share marriage wisdom, and the smell of Prada, Laura’s favorite perfume.
Laura had the most unbelievable bridal suite which had it’s own terrace overlooking the ocean that fit the entire bridal party! Major win! We were able to avoid the touristy streets of Cannery Row and capture their dreamy first look, couples portraits, as well as bridal and family portraits, right outside their door! What a huge time saver! The outside texture of the hotel was absolutely perfect and an added bonus for this nautical wedding.
Alex and Laura shared vows and promises with ocean views as far as the eyes could see, and sailboats drifted by as if they were on cue as they kissed. Grinning from ear to ear, we whisked the newlyweds away briefly for portraits along the hotels private pier, so they could join cocktail hour and spend time with the family and friends who traveled from so far to celebrate this day with them. As night slowly fell upon the ocean, the ballroom illuminated with celebration! Let’s just say, this is a wedding we’ll never forget! Congratulations Alex and Laura! We were so honored to capture your InterContiental Clement wedding!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Venue :: InterContiental the Clement Monterey Hotel
Wedding Dress Designer :: Maggie Sotterro
Brides Makeup :: Mallory Garcia
Hair & Makeup :: Spa Bella Mobile
Floral Designer :: Lezlie Johnson
Jeweler :: Tiffany
Wedding Ensembles :: Terrence Farrell
Catering :: InterContiental the Clement Monterey Hotel
Cake :: Freedom Bakery
Photobooth :: Let’s Party
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel
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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!