Welcome to the state where Weddings in Carmel Valley have become one of the most romantic spots for intimate (and fun) weddings. Lili and Jesus made the smart choice to invest in Wedgewood Carmel to have their October wedding. I remember when I first met Lili, when she came into the wedding dress boutique I work at a few days a week to find her wedding dress. Little did I know, this bride was going to hire me to photograph her wedding, and I am so grateful she did. Because this wedding day is one I will never forget.
Carmel Wedding Photographer
Hey, there! My name is Dana. The “least professional” professional wedding photographer you will ever meet. I may say some weird things, and dance to every song I hear at the reception, but I take really good photos. My style is all about light, warmth, and brining out the candid moments that bring out your true couple/selves. Call me old fashion, but I like making sure every moment is captured the best I can. Everyone at the wedding should be included one way or the other. This wedding at Wedgewood is one I am excited to share, and here is the blog with another wedding from this wonderful venue.
Lili and Jesus
For the first time, I do not know what to say about these two, except that I cried twice during this wedding. Once when we were at the ceremony and I saw Jesus shed many tears. And second… when Lili danced with her grandfather and great grandfather at the reception. If anything, I blame Tim McGraw songs. But, those who know this couple know that they are two people that fit so well in each others world.
When you look at some of these wedding photos, you see so much pure love when they look in each others eyes. That, and fear when Lili saw a spider during the wedding ceremony and stopped the ceremony so someone can kill it (shoutout to the best man for saving the day).
It was also during the reception that these two could not keep their eyes off each other. It would have felt as though they were kids in high school crushing on each other. Except well, they got married and knew a good honeymoon night was just a few hours away! 😉
Weddings in Carmel Valley
I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. It was meant to be for me to work on a day that Lili came into the shop, bought her dress, and what lead us to forming a fun business (and friendly) relationship. I just love the people I get to meet, and the couples as well as their friends and family that I get to serve. Their parents and family members treated me like a daughter which is such a blessing. And… nana did a great job at making sure phones were not in my way during the ceremony! Can I pay her to follow me around at all weddings? Just asking. Haha.
Lili and Jesus, thank you. Thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photographer for allowing me to capture your wedding day. It was such an honor to get to know you both, and now follow you on your journey as husband and wife. Enjoy some of my favorite wedding photos!
Photographer: Dana Arnold Photography
Venue/catering: Wedgewood Carmel
Wedding Dress: Epiphany Studio Carmel
Flowers: Swenson and Silacci Flowers
Desserts: I Do Wedding Cakes