After Mark proposed to Kailey, she knew she had to find a venue that would reflect both his love of the mountains and her love of the ocean. When she visited the breathtaking Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, just a quick drive from the Pacific Ocean, she instantaneously fell in love with everything about the resort. It was a welcoming slice of heaven, with a peaceful rose garden, rolling vineyards and dramatic mountains in the backdrop.
Kailey’s mom helped to develop the vision for the day, which focused on accenting the natural beauty of the gardens. They met with Jenny from Fionna Floral, who went beyond the call of duty to create the perfect wedding flowers, starting with a lush half-moon of floral to surround the couple during their garden ceremony. Jenny even made two bridal bouquets so Kailey could choose her favorite on the day of the wedding! Lush white floral arrangements and romantic candlelight graced the aisle and the reception.
The event of course featured farm fresh wine country food and northern California wines. Famous local baker Edith Meyer created the bride’s ginger spice cake with caramel butter cream and the groom’s german chocolate cake. From the delectable cuisine to the stunning attire, enjoy this gorgeous northern California destination wedding!
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As new husband and wife, the couple traveled to Spain for their honeymoon. They created memories in Barcelona, where they visited La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. From there, they traveled to San Sebastian where they indulged in luxury accommodations, cooking classes, and Michelin star restaurants in conclusion of their fairytale wedding celebrations!
Destination Wedding Vendor Credits:
Wedding planner: Kindred Events Co
Venue: Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Floral: Fionna Floral
Cake: Edith Meyer
Bridal Gown: Nardos Imam - Dallas custom design wedding gowns
Bridesmaid Gowns: Sorella Vita
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Beauty: The Hair and Makeup Co.
Invitations: Heart Paper Soul
Videography: Big Time Video
Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band