L & M At Folktale Winery in Carmel

L and M at Folktale winery


This amazing wedding had the absolute coolest, laid-back, effortless vibe to it and it was such a dream day. Everything about it reflected their effortlessly cool personalities and personal tastes. L & M wanted a wedding that felt personal and intimate with their closest family and friends in attendance and wanted to share this special place with them. L & M love Carmel and Carmel Valley, seeing that they are Bay area locals, Carmel Valley tends to be a great weekend sanctuary away from the hustle of Silicon Valley. Since today is Pride Day I wanted to share a winery that I am super proud of having to been a part of.

These beautiful ladies wanted to share their love of wine and good food with their guest and they chose the perfect spot to do that. Folktale winery was perfect because it was everything they wanted wrapped into the perfect dreamy setting. Great wine, amazing food from Chef Todd Fisher, a perfect rental house onsite for their families and it was Dog Friendly.

L & M told me early on in the process that other than the fact that they wanted great food and atmosphere at their wedding one of the most important elements was ensuring that their sweet doggy, Riley, the Puggle was included and well cared for. They rented the Vineyard house at Folktale Winery to stay for the weekend so that Riley could be there for all parts of the celebration.

Their weekend started with a casual taco night at Joyce Winery in Carmel to allow all guest to get in to town and come mingle. The next morning their hair and make up provided by one of my favorite teams, MUAH, was onsite to enhance their stunning beauty. They both had brothers and sisters-in-laws to include in their wedding party and their two close friends officiated the ceremony. They had a wonderful celloist, Charles Wang, perform for their ceremony and cocktail hour in the Rose Garden. The show stopper was Riley, acting as the ring bearer. That and the amazing al fresco dinner on the patio at Folktale and the super fun dance party in the green house with the Allison Sharino Band followed by an amazing dessert bar provided by Blue Aces Bake Shoppe.  All of this was complimented by the beautiful peach flowers from Swenson and Stilacci and captured by the sweetest photographer Anna Marks and cool video team, The Vision Field.Their beautiful teaser is here.


LGBTQ Brides getting hair and make up done together with their dog present

Two brides having a first look at their wedding day together two brides as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day in carmel two brides hugging during their first look on their wedding day. Two LGBTQ Brides laughing and holding matching peach and cream bouquets Two brides smiling at each other holding flowers and their small dog on their wedding day two brides kissing each other in a scenic setting with flowers and trees in carmel Two brides walking hand in hand down a scenic path in carmel at Folktale winery LGBTQ couple walking down a path on their wedding day with scenic mountains in the background two beautiful brides embracing on their wedding day two brides kissing and holding peach and cream colored bouquets Two LGBTQ brides holding their sweet dog for a wedding photo two brides in front of the main winery building at Folktale Winery in Carmel

wedding guests gathering at the al fresco dinner reception in carmel at Folktale Winery Wedding flower centerpieces and wooden table number wedding table set with garland and peach flowers with a custom menu card wrapped in a napkin Wedding escort cards in the shape of dogs with handwritten guest names

black and white image of two brides walking down path together in winery two brides embracing in the vineyard at sunset two brides with their heads together smiling and holding hands in a vineyard in Carmel california two brides cutting a wedding cake at their wedding reception with a topper stating love is love

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