La Playa Hotel & Carmel Beach ~ Carmel By The Sea, CA - Blake Weber Photography

Wedding Photography ~ La Playa Hotel, Carmel by the Sea CA

Madison and Jason chose the La Playa Hotel in legendary Carmel-by-the-Sea for their intimate wedding. We started with the 'first look' in the colorful on-site gardens, and then made our way down to Carmel Beach. It's a favorite spot of mine and I'm always happy to oblige when I get requests for wedding portraits there! 

Overcast skies added to the scenic drama, and cast a soft even light over the couple which was perfect for mid-day portraits. He wore a classic "black tie" tuxedo, she wore a stunning lace gown. 

The ceremony was simple and sweet, and the bride and groom read personalized vows. Family photos followed, and then guests were invited to an enticing brunch reception. 

I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a "waffle and mimosa buffet," but I did a double take when I saw that incredible spread of fresh fruit, eggs, and muffins (not to mention the biggest plate of bacon I've ever seen!) The food, the family and the lovely venue could not have been more romantic. 

When all appetites were satisfied, it was back down to the brick courtyard for dancing!

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