Larry and Laura’s Wedding – September 5, 2009

Congratulations Laura and Larry!!
 This wonderfully fun couple got married at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. It was meant to be an intimate celebration from the start, and although it grew a bit, it was still a very sentimental and intimate wedding of 40 guests.

They chose purple and platinum as their colors and we didn’t need much decor at the ceremony site…appropiately named the Wedding Garden, as it is naturally lush and beautiful.
The Wedding Garden at a site walk through…



The couple chose the Harvest Room at Bernardus for their reception because the guest count was perfect for this room. It is cozy and intimate with wood credenzas and grape motif curtains and runners.

Harvest Room (before)

The couple decided that the grape/ harvest feel of the room didn’t mesh with their more modern, purple and sleek theme. I had an idea of how to help create the feel they were going for and hoped it would look as good once it was all in place.

I brought in some draping to cover the curtains, but once it was up, I felt it closed the room off too much and looked more sterile than chic. I felt some lighting would soften it up and tie back the draping into several sections to open the room up a bit.
I was up all night thinking of little things I could do to make the room look as beautiful as I envisioned to give the couple even more than they expected. With a few extra stops to get some supplies and makeshift decor, I looked around the room and was happy with the transformation. The important thing was the couple was happy, and the wedding was as special as they had expressed they wanted it to be at our first meeting.

Harvest Room reception setup

Little touches and details:)

Of course I could not have done this alone…it takes a team to plan and run a wedding and I am so grateful for the support and help I got along the way and on the day of the wedding. Nicole Cabantac, the catering manager, and the rest of the team at Bernardus could NOT have been sweeter and more helpful. Such team players and hard workers, I highly recommend this location for weddings or events.
Ceremony/Reception venue: Bernardus Lodge
DJ/Ceremony Trio: Ezzo Entertainment
Wedding Coordinator: Twitterpated Weddings 😉

2 thoughts on “Larry and Laura’s Wedding – September 5, 2009

  1. Hi Amy,Thanks for sharing. Looks like a cool little place (I like the fountain) Great job on giving the room more personality and warmth. Congratulations on another successful event! Take care.Rich

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