Photography by: Allyson Wiley Photography
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About the venue
“Welcome to our 500 acre playground.” If you imagine your wedding day as the beginning of the next great romance novel, then I encourage you to make an appointment to tour the Carmel Valley Ranch. This world class resort is unlike any other. A place where you can let your hair down and express you own personal sense of style, you can indulgence in the “elixir of life,” a place where you can share laughter and tears with your family and friends.
The crew at Caramel Valley Ranch believe they have created something unique – a resort dedicated to play. Miles of hiking trails from the beaches to the bluffs, breathtaking views and vistas along the 18-hole championship golf course, daily gourmet offerings created by delicacies harvested in the property’s organic farm, and the world-class service that has become the signature trademark of an Auberge property.
Ask the expert: Alicia Falango
What an incredible and perfectly matched celebration. Classic “country couture” with a colorful twist. The natural surrounding of Carmel Valley Ranch is gorgeous, shades of honey, wheat, and soft lavender. This couple’s wedding palette is soft and romantic with the perfect splash of rich color. I love the layering of color: grey, aubergine, blush, lilac, and ecru. This color palette is the theme carried throughout the design – what a fresh and clean feel for your wedding.
Carmel Valley Ranch’s beautiful landscaping and endless activities makes it the perfect location for a weekend wedding. The service and food are amazing, sure to WOW all your guests. I love Carmel and the combination of the Northern California forest on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Nancy Liu Chin never misses a beat when it comes to flowers. She uses the perfect combination of flowers to bring in various shades of purple, and they tie the wedding party together perfectly. Those suits alone are fabulous, but that touch of purple in the boutonniere - we love it!
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride’s dream a reality: Photographer – Allyson Wiley Photography; Designer/Planner – JBD Events; Floral – Nancy Liu Chin; Linens – La Tavola Linen; Equipment Rentals – Hartman Studios.