Monterey Peninsula Country Club Wedding. From the moment we arrived to the getting ready cottage, we knew this was going to be a dream wedding! We had met Teresa and John nearly a year earlier, you may remember them from their gorgeous engagement session starting along the greens of The Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach, ending along the rocky cliffs of Big Sur for sunset. There was no surface level talking, we went deep from no such things as chance meetings, what we want for our futures, and the true meaning of marriage, all while walking the Pacific Ocean’s edge, dreaming about their upcoming Monterey Peninsula Country Club wedding.
The girls were getting hair and makeup done by the amazing Blush Studios so we immediately knew they were going to be flawless! Teresa had chosen to use the wedding day timeline we created for her, so we had ample time for morning details, toasting champagne, daddy daughter first look, bride and groom first look, couples portraits, and bridal party portraits, all before we left for the church.
Walking down the aisle of Carmel Mission is her stunning Essense of Australia gown and Badgley Mischka heels, arm in arm with her father, it was as if she was floating on air. John has this smile of uncontrollable happiness, and together they radiated everything a marriage stands for. We couldn’t image a more perfect couple for one another! After a beautiful wedding ceremony we still had plenty of time to capture family and husband and wife portraits using the history mission background before we headed back to the Monterey Peninsula Country Club for them to join cocktail hour.
We knew this was going to be an ineradicable celebration with Jon Belmont in charge of the entertainment! Dinner was served and before anyone noticed we slipped John and Teresa outside for a few quick minutes of the most dreamy romantic sunset portraits along the greens of Monterey Peninsula Country Club with views of Pebble Beach and the ocean as far as the eye could see. Exchanging high fives and hugs as we all made our way back inside for dancing, knowing with John and Teresa, we had just made a friendship for life. We absolutely adore and love you guys! Congratulations John and Teresa!
When we escaped for a few moments of romantic sunset portraits!
Love working with John from Belmont Entertainment!
Check out their wedding video!
Teresa + John | Short Story from Gino Mascardo on Vimeo.
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Ceremony Venue :: Carmel Mission
Reception Venue :: Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Wedding Dress Designer :: Essence of Australia
Wedding Dress Boutique :: Elegant Lance
Bridal Shoes :: Badgley Mischka
Grooms & Groomsmen Apparel :: Alfani & The Tie Bar
Bridesmaids Dresses :: Donna Morgan
Hair & Makeup :: Blush Makeup Studio
Floral Designer :: Floral Design by Reina
Jeweler :: European Jeweler & Goldsmith
Rentals :: Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Invitation Suite :: Minted
DJ :: Belmont Entertainment
Cocktail Hour Musician :: John Sherry
Catering :: Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Cake :: Freedom Bakery
Photo Booth :: Shutterbooth
Videographer :: Gino Luigi
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!
Gasp! This Carmel wedding is stunning! Talk about a breathtaking day. I’m so glad you guys snuck the bride and groom away for sunset photos, they were totally worth it
Wow! These are aamazing. What a beautiful venue and couple!
Beautiful images! Looks so fun!
Looks like a gorgeous day, how fun!