Carmel Valley has some of the most beautiful wedding venues in our area, and Bernardus is a vineyard resort that has a lot to offer with its amazing views of vineyards, gardens, and the rolling hills of Carmel. Hillary and Michael were a darling couple who wanted a non-traditional, yet classy wedding. The unique details of this wedding made it so much fun to coordinate! Not only did the bride and groom want a bacon bar and Van Halen cupcakes, but also an animal skull to be hung at the ceremony site. While the skull tested our patience and proved harder than anticipated to hang straight, we were so pleased with how the ceremony site turned out thanks to help from Laughing Gal Floral.
The party started with a first dance from Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away,” and that’s just what the guests did!
Photography: Jo Ann Manolis Photography
Coordination + Design: Coastside Couture
Floral: Laughin’ Gal Floral
Ceremony Music: Richard Devinck
Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Hair + Makeup: Bernardus Spa