Bernardus Lodge Wedding | Our trips back to California didn’t happen nearly as much as hoped to this year thanks to COVID, but when we did, this one was a stunner! Devan and Jonathan call Los Angeles home, but escaped the city life to get married in wine country, also known as Carmel Valley. The day was perfect for the moment the sun rose. Cloudless skies, warm but not hot, a slight breeze though the valley that cascaded off the ocean, to make it that much more magical.
We arrived at Bernardus Lodge with the girls getting ready in one of their breathtaking villas. Champagne was being poured, squeals of excitement filled the air, but there is something so unique about Devan. Her calmness, her elegance, her sophistication, just radiates to all around her. Without saying a word, an entire room has her attention, it’s absolutely captivating.
We spent the morning with details! We adore working alongside A Sparking Event, who always has everything under control, and Paeonina with their gorgeous florals! The bridesmaids first look was perfection, but the daddy daughter first look, now that had us in tears.
The ceremony and dinner took place in the rose garden. OH MY GOODNESS! Talk about what photographers dreams are made of! Everything was absolute perfection! Manicured lawns, massive blooming Dahlia’s, cascading mountains, and vineyards as far as the eye could see. Take us back! Devan and Jonathan shared the most romantic vows before we whisked them throughout the property for portraits, still allowing them plenty of time to join cocktail hour and celebrate with all their family and friends.
Cocktail hour along the crocket lawn, dinner beneath the stars, and the night ended with dancing in the ballroom to a Free Radicals, the most amazing live band, where the party continued for hours.
Congratulations Jonathan and Devan! You’re wedding couldn’t have been more perfect in every way, and we are so incredibly honored you chose us to capture your big day. Love to you both!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Venue :: Bernardus Lodge
Coordinator :: A Sparking Event
Wedding Dress Designer :: Allure Bridal from Miosa Bride
Brides Shoes :: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses :: Dessy
Jeweler :: XIV Karats
Groom & Groomsmen Attire :: Calvin Klein
Hairstylist :: Emily Jimison
Makeup Artist :: Emily Jimison
Floral Designer :: Paeonina
Band :: Free Radicals / Jon Harris Productions
Catering :: Bernardus Lodge
Cake :: Bernardus Lodge
Invitations :: Shine
Calligraphy + Signage :: Heart Paper Soul
Wedding Soloists :: The Montage Group / Kelly Productions
Rentals :: Chic Event Rentals
Videographer :: DC & Events
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!