Taylor and Todd live in New York City, and decided to have a Bernardus Lodge and Winery wedding as it is near to where her parents currently live and where she grew up. On one of our East Coast trips last year, we were able to meet Taylor in Grand Central Station and have been looking forward to seeing them on the West Coast ever since! Their wedding ceremony was held at the Church in the Forest, a insanely beautiful chapel full of light and character and set among a Monterey Pine Grove in the Del Monte Forest. After the ceremony, we took a drive to to Ghost Tree for their Bride and Groom photos. We then spent some time traipsing around in the pine groves taking photos and getting Taylor’s dress nice and dirty (my philosophy is that if your wedding dress is not dirty by the end of the night, you didn’t have enough fun). Then we headed to Bernardus Lodge and Winery in Carmel Valley, for the reception. Having a Bernardus Lodge and Winery wedding is perfect in so many ways; It is set in a gorgeous valley, the staff is all warm, welcome and helpful, their wine is delicious, the food is ridiculously good – most of their ingredients are grown on site or they source it from local farmers, and… there are luxury accommodations on site… you can’t beat it!