Sunday, September 22

Heather & Ryan 2013

One of Brett's childhood friends got married at the Carmel Mission on September 7th 2013.
It was such a special day and amazing weekend. We arrived down to the hotel in Carmel early Friday afternoon. Since Brett was a groomsmen, there was a rehearsal in the church that afternoon. After that was finished, a bus took the group to an amazing little "beach house" that was part of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club for the rehearsal dinner. The sun was just setting as we arrived and there were no clouds to be seen as we looked out over the ocean. It was the perfect intimate setting to celebrate into the evening and spend some time together before the wedding.

We woke up on Saturday morning and had a wonderful champagne breakfast in the hotel with a waffle and omlette bar where you could make your own breakfast. Brett went early with the other groomsmen to get ready together and make their way to the church. Nicole's boyfriend was also a groomsmen, so we made hair appointments ahead of time and went together and had our hair done. After that, I just slipped my dress on and we made out way down to the church.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Carmel Mission at 3pm. It was a picture perfect location and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. After Heather & Ryan said their "I Do's" it was time to celebrate!
The reception was held on a golf course in Monterey and was absolutely perfect. As we ate our dinner, the sun set behind the mountains and we danced late into the evening. The cake was cut, the bouquet was tossed as the champagne continued to flow. Eventually it was time to say goodbye, we all stood in two lines and held sparklers as Heather & Ryan ran through our tunnel of light and love and drove off into the night. It was such a magical night as I am reliving it through these pictures in this post to share with you.

Congratulations Heather & Ryan! I was so honored to be able to be a part of your wedding & throughout the weekend. I wish you all the happiness in the world and I can't wait to see you after you get back from your honey moon.

X x