I first met Lily last October when she called me to inquire about wedding planning services after seeing one of my weddings featured on Style Me Pretty. She was calling from Houston and was very interested in Holman Ranch as a venue for her 2012 fall wedding. She loved all the photos she'd seen online, loved the style of wedding I had created for Eileen & Stephen, and was looking for a wedding planner to help her throughout her planning process.
After talking for about an hour, we hit it off right away. Lily already had a very clear vision of the feeling, tone and formality of her intimate affair, and I quickly begin to help shape it by knowing which vendors and resources would align perfectly with her taste and style.
Within one week of signing on as her wedding planner, Lily traveled to Carmel Valley for a sight tour at Holman Ranch. As a preferred wedding planner for the property, I started helping her dream through all the possibilities the property could offer for her sized guest list. She was in love with "The Ranch" by the time we finished the tour and all she had to do was convince Blake that, "IT WAS IT". It all aligned perfectly with everything she wanted. By the end of the week, we had her date locked into September, one of the best months of the wedding season in Carmel Valley. During Fall, it's always warm, the sunset is spectacular, the gardens are lush and vineyards are full and ready for the harvest.
After we toured Holman, we had dinner together down the road at Carmel Valley Ranch - one of my favorite resorts in all of the Carmel, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach area. It was a warm evening and we sat outside on the terrace overlooking Carmel Valley. Over some great local Chardonnay and fantastic food, we talked about how Blake proposed to her. She beamed throughout the entire story (talking about a Casanova!). I won't go into too much detail as I like to keep very special client moments private, but it did entail breakfast in bed, a love letter, a wax seal and her gorgeous diamond.
Over this past year, Lily, Blake and I, partnered together on creating their dreamy, romantic and high-style affair of everything they loved the most. Their wedding was over-the-top beautiful and their style was woven throughout every detail.
My good friend and super talented photographer, Delbarr Moradi, captured the day perfectly. All throughout their wedding she kept exchanging glances with me saying she couldn't get enough of all the special details.
Only two weeks have passed since their wedding day at Holman Ranch, but I'm still living in Blake and Lily nostalgia. They are that wonderful...
Below is a selection of Lily and Blake's engagements taken last year by Delbarr - without a doubt they are in love and roll in style.
Enjoy some seriously lovely photos of two people who I am honored to call my friends.