So much has changed in the wedding industry since I began shooting in 2008, particularly wedding planning in the digital age. Meghan and Henry are one of the couples I’ve booked in the last year that I did not meet face to face prior to contract signing. Although it happens quite often now, it still makes me a bit nervous meeting my couples for the first time on their wedding day. It’s always a delight finding out they’re just as you imagined them to be. Well maybe not Henry’s 6’5″ stature but they were the most laid back and fun people you could ever meet that being at their wedding did not at all feel like work!

As their wedding was to take place in Carmel, Meghan and Henry had made arrangements for me to fly in and stay at a hotel within minutes from their venue. It had been years since I last came to visit so when my husband decided at the last minute to join me, I was thrilled! We drove along the bay and stayed for a few more days, making a mini vacation out of the trip. I’d forgotten how beautiful Carmel is and I’m so grateful for opportunities that take me places.

Although their beach wedding was a bit chilly and completely overcast, it did not dampen their spirits. It rained that weekend, just not on their day, so that’s definitely something to celebrate and be thankful for.

Don’t forget to check out all the goodies on their slideshow below and their feature on Style Me Pretty HERE.

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THE TEAM:
Photography by: Wai Reyes • Ceremony: Monastery Beach, Carmel • Reception: The Wedgewood Carmel • Wedding Prep Venue: Mission Ranch Carmel • Bridal Gown: Serencia by Maggie Sottero • Bridal Shoes: Vera Wang • Tux: Men’s Wearhouse • Hair & Makeup: Karen Miller • Flowers: Gavita Flora • Catering: The Wedgewood Carmel • Cake: Stephany Buswell • DJ: DC Events & Design • Cinematographer: Ocean Blue Video • Officiant: Rev. Brian Lyke

Music Credit: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – I’ve Got You
Licensed From: Music Bed