Dana and Kevin in Carmel

We were so excited when Dana and Kevin signed us to shoot her wedding at the Highlands Inn (Hyatt) in Carmel because we have never been up there even though I've driven past it several times on my way to San Francisco. We decided to go up a couple of days before the wedding so we can drive around Carmel and Monterey and check out the hotel grounds. We took the scenic route on Highway 1 and stopped so many times to take pictures. It's so beautiful and romantic!

The wedding itself was a blast because the wedding party did a good job joking around and having fun. It had rained the day before so there was some concern that it would have to be moved indoors, but as is the luck with me, the sun came out for the wedding day. It also rained on my wedding day but stopped in time for the ceremony in Maui.

Matching garter and shoes.

Dana's beautifully custom designed wedding dress.

The bouquet of roses.

The close-up of the rings.

The groom's nephew gets suited up for the big day.

Roses on the cake.

This was such a cute moment. From inside the hotel room, Dana waved to her brother at the wedding site while talking to him on the phone.

It was time for the father of the bride to walk his little girl down the aisle.

I love when the officiant is funny. Here he read aloud Dana and Kevin's vows, which were hilarious.

One of the reasons why Hyatt Highlands in Carmel is a great wedding site is their gorgeous view of the ocean.

Roses spread all over the aisle.

While the best man and maid of honor were signing the marriage license, Dana and Kevin sneaked in a little kiss.

Can you tell that the wedding party was a fun bunch?

Let's all take a walk together.

The girls all wore matching leopard-skin shoes.

The guys wore matching skull socks.

Some shots of the bride and groom.

Dana wanted to make her mom think that they were talking about something naughty.

A couple of my favorites from inside the hotel lobby.

Make-up Artist
Eva S. Nichols
Beauty & The Best

Cindy Fones

Ezzo Entertainment

Kristi Hogue of Highlands Inn

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