June 14, 2018
I got to shoot this amazing wedding alongside the sweetest photographer, Carly Jean. Every single session booked with her goes towards an amazing global organization of your choice—another reason why she is the sweetest soul so definitely check her out!
Natasha and Kyle had the most stunning wedding in the vineyards of Carmel Valley. Her parents have a gorgeous property up in the hills and they spent 6 months cleaning up what used to be overgrown shrubbery and weeds, into a jaw-droppingly beautiful lawn and wedding space for these two to tie the knot. Truly a custom built venue!
Natasha and Kyle got ready and met together in the vineyards for an interesting take on a first look. Without seeing each other, they stood back to back with eyes closed for a silent prayer together. It was such a powerful and intimate moment between the two of them. We then drove up the dirt road to the ceremony space where Natasha and Kyle said their I-do’s under a magnificent tree that framed them perfectly. Everyone, including the groom was in tears during the reading of their vows.
Waiting for them back at the reception space were three long wooden tables under rows of strings lights with organic and minimalistic table settings. The bar was placed under another gorgeous tree providing shade for all the guests. Their dessert table had an impressive spread of different sweet treats–talk about presentation!
The night continued with heartfelt stories of the bride and groom followed by dancing on their custom made floor! This was truly a fairytale wedding with one of the most gorgeous backdrops you can find. <3
Natasha + Kyle: Carmel Valley Wedding | Carmel Wedding Photographer
Irina Ventresca is an intimate wedding photographer based in Fresno, CA. Specializing in intimate weddings and elopements for unconventional and untraditional couples. Available for destinations across Central California, United States, and worldwide.
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