We just came back from an amazing event in Carmel Valley and I’m here today to show you some behind the scenes pictures from our sweet journey. Out of respect for the client, I am not showing event decor details of the wedding or the dessert table, but I know you all love the behind the scenes shots. Being on this trip was somewhat like a reality show. I was there with Lisa, Eric and Naomi, three members of my team. With all of our quirky personalities, there were many laugh-until-our-stomach-hurts moments and in hindsight I wish I had it on video to share with you.
We flew in to San Francisco and then rented a van to drive the three hour trip to Carmel Valley. Upon our arrival in Carmel, we settled into a lovely property called Holman Ranch, where we were greeted by horses, wild flowers, and an idyllic view of Carmel Valley. We met up with Laurie Arons, the mastermind behind the event, who was overseeing the ranch-style rehearsal dinner (lassos and all) for the wedding guests. Laurie enlisted the help of Kathleen Deery for florals and design, and together they created one of the most beautiful events I’ve ever seen.
The actual wedding took place on a picturesque property forty minutes into the mountains of Carmel Valley called Santa Lucia Preserve. This venue was absolutely breathtaking! The pictures below do not do it justice.
Here are the photos of our sweet journey…
And then we were back in San Francisco…Of course, we had to make some sweet stops while we were there. We started off at Tartine Bakery for pastry…
We then headed to Miette Cakes for chocolate and carrot cake…delish!
What’s a trip to San Fran without visiting Paulette’s Macarons?
We had to stop by I Dream of Cake. Shinmin of I Dream of Cake created some beautiful desserts for us…
Citizen Cake was closed so we’ll be back there for our next trip to San Fran!
While we are talking desserts, I have to mention Sam from Perfect Endings, who owns a wonderful bakery in Napa, and created outrageous tasting desserts for the dessert table! If you’re in the Napa area, you should definitely check them out!
I hope you enjoyed a peek at our sweet journey!