Carmel Highlands Wedding || Anh-Thu & John

Carmel Highlands Wedding || Anh-Thu & John

Wedding couple holding hands during wedding ceremony at Carmel Highlands with lake in background

Modern Carmel Highlands Wedding

Anh-Thu and John had the most beautiful Carmel Highlands wedding day this past fall. They celebrated with their favorite people, went to the coast, and even had lunch at In-n-Out — it was the best day! Come check it out!

Anh-Thu and John got ready at the gorgeous Carmel Highlands Resort and Wedding venue in Carmel. You can click here to learn more about their event space. Their wedding day was overcast with a cool breeze, it was perfect!!

The girls got ready upstairs overlooking the ocean, and John and the boys got ready in their hotel room close by. Once they were ready, they shared a first look amongst the greenery overlooking the ocean, it was such a special moment! Getting to see John so emotional and SO EXCITED– he literally threw his first in the air and Anh-Thu was crying as were all of us. They soaked in the moment together, and then we all headed to Big Sur to take photos cliff-side!!

The couple, wedding party and photo/video team headed to the coast and the portraits taken there were an absolute dream. There was a slight breeze still, truly not too much wind at all (which is truly so rare on the coast, it’s normally SOOO windy), and we made magic!! These photos are still some of my favorites to date.

Wedding couple smiling while holding each other on a cliff with lake in background at carmel highlands

Carmel Wedding Inspiration || Bridgette Wuest Photography

After the coast, we went to freaking In-n-Out babyyy. We drove back into Carmel and it was great. Anh-Thu and John LOVE In-n-Out. He introduced it to her and ever since, they go all the time and kinda made it a big part of their relationship! So we literally went to In-n-Out for lunch and it was the best!! I’m obsessed with them haha.

We headed back to the Carmel Highlands and had their wedding ceremony overlooking the coast! They had violinists and a more intimate group of their favorite people attending. Even though John already saw Anh-Thu, he still teared up seeing her walk down the aisle, it was so sweet!

Anh-Thu takes the cake for the best prank of all time during the ceremony. She goes to share her vows, and instead ices John right before. Their officiant had a drink holster in his freaking suit pants, turned around and EVERYONE was dying laughing! Hahaha it was hilarious!

They shared their personal vows, and did the damn thing!!! After their ceremony, we took photos with friends and family, they choreographed a dance together (Anh-Thu switched outfits and everything) and it was epic, shared speeches, ate delicious food, and danced the night away!

It truly was such a perfect day. Anh-Thu and John, thank you SO much for trusting me with your wedding photos and memories, getting to know you guys and become friends and being apart of it all has been a dream. Love y’all so much!!! Congrats again!

Wedding couple and bridal party standing together and smiling at camera with lake in background at carmel highlands

Vendors

Photographers || @bridgettewuest , assistant @capturedbylexphoto
Videographers || @stillwater_weddingfilms
Venue || @hyattcarmel
Couple || @on2tran @mistahjay_
Coordinators || Emily Plascencia, Lauren Tuck, Jessica Schmidt and Caroline Malandri-Emmons
Florist || @floraldesignbyreina
HMUA || @blushmonterey
Dress || @janenesbridal
Suit || @suitsupply
Bridesmaids dresses || @asos
Groomsmen suits || @tuxedofashions
Jewelry || @brilliantearth
String Trio || @corellistrings
DJ & MC || @dnaentertainment
Rentals || @chiceventrentals
Officiant || Their friend Raf Acedillo

Treetops along coastline at carmel highlands
Wedding dress hanging from wooden beam over stairs at carmel highlands
Wedding bride getting make up done with eyes close at carmel highlands
Wedding bride with dress tail spread out behind her looking out window at carmel highlands
Wedding bride standing with bridesmaids holding drinks and smiling at camera
Wedding brides mom clasping back of wedding dress at carmel highlands
Wedding bride smiling while leaning on window and looking outside at carmel highlands
Wedding vow books and announcement on wooden table at carmel highlands
Wedding rings close up while sitting on wedding announcement at carmel highlands
Wedding groom adjusting collar while standing outside on patio at carmel highlands
Wedding groom smiling while leaning on wooden railing on patio at the carmel highlands
Wedding groom smiling while groomsman fixes grooms jacket on patio at carmel highlands
Wedding groom smiling while cheering drinks with groomsmen at the carmel highlands
Wedding bride smiling while holding dress up and walking down stairs at the carmel highlands
Wedding groom celebrating during first look with bride on stone walkway at the carmel highlands
Wedding groom emotional while holding brides hand during first look at the carmel highlands
Wedding groom drying brides eyes while outside at carmel highlands
Wedding bride smiling at groom with greenery at carmel highlands
Wedding bride twirling dress with eyes closed while on stone walkway at the carmel highlands
Wedding couple kissing while standing on stone walkway with greenery all around at the carmel highlands
Wedding couple standing together with arms around each other on stone walkway at the carmel highlands
Close up of wedding brides hands holding dress with wedding ring at carmel highlands
Groomsman laughing while giving another groomsman piggyback ride while walking along trail at carmel highlands
Wedding groom holding brides wedding dress as they walk down trail along rocky cliffs next to water at carmel highlands
Wedding couple and bridal party smiling and standing together looking at camera with lake in background at carmel highlands
Wedding party celebrating while standing on rocky shoreline at carmel highlands
Wedding bride and bridesmaids holding floral bouquets together at carmel highlands
Wedding bride smiling while standing with bridesmaids on rocky shoreline with lake in background at carmel highlands
Wedding groom standing with hands clasped while groomsmen stand beside him with arms on shoulders at carmel highlands
Wedding groom laughing while groomsmen play shove him while standing on rocky shoreline with lake in background at carmel highlands
Wedding couple smiling and holding each other while on rocky coastline at carmel highlands
Wedding couple kissing while standing on rocky shoreline at carmel highlands
Wedding groom holding bride as she leans back on rocky shoreline at carmel highlands
Wedding bride holding flower bouquet while couple kisses in background under wedding veil at carmel highlands
Wedding groom kissing bride on neck as she smiles while on rocky shoreline at carmel highlands with lake in background
Wedding bride smiling back at groom as he holds her wedding dress up while walking along trail at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding each other with eyes closed while sitting on rock at carmel highlands
Wedding groom tucking hair behind brides ear while they sit on rock at carmel highland with lake in background
Wedding bride sitting on grooms lap while they both look out into distance at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding hands while looking opposite directions and standing on rocks at carmel highlands
Wedding groom holding brides dress up while they both walk along trail along rocky shoreline at carmel highlands
Water running between rocky cliffs at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding hands while walking into in-n-out together
Wedding couple smiling at each other as groom holds dress and they walk through parking lot
Burgers sitting in tray at restaurant
Wedding brides hand with ring on finger holding burger while inside at restaurant
Wedding couple holding burgers and eating the same fry together while smiling at each other
Wedding couple sitting together holding burgers and wearing paper hats inside at restaurant
Wedding couple standing in front of in-n-out with bridal party smiling at camera
Wedding couple sitting inside restaurant eating together
Highlands inn sign carmel highlands
Wedding dinner plates and silverware on table at carmel highlands
Wedding arch with orange and white accents on wooden balcony at carmel highlands
Metal shelves holding full glasses of poured champagne with rock wall behind at carmel highlands
Musicians playing instruments while sitting on white chairs on wooden balcony at carmel highlands
Wedding groom emotional while standing with hands clasped at wedding ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding bride walking down wedding aisle as dads hold either arm at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding hands while smiling at each other during wedding ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding couple laughing as officiant shows beers hidden under jacket during wedding ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding couple on one knee together chugging drinks during wedding ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding guests laughing and clapping during ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding groom emotional while bride reads wedding vows during ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding bride laughing while groom reads wedding vows during ceremony at carmel highlands
Close up of wedding couples hands as groom slides ring onto finger of bride during ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding couple kissing with arms around each other after wedding ceremony at the carmel highlands
Close up of wedding brides hands with ring on finger holding flower bouquet at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding hands in the air and celebrating while walking down aisle together after ceremony at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding hands while celebrating walking out during grand entrance at reception at carmel highlands
Wedding guests laughing and recording on phones during wedding reception at carmel highlands
Wedding couple holding arms around each other during first dance during wedding reception at carmel highlands
Wedding groom twirling bride around while on dance floor during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding brides dad laughing while holding microphone during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding groom flipping bride over while on dance floor during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding bride shocked while groom laughs as both sit at table during reception together at carmel highlands
Wedding guests laughing and clapping during wedding reception at carmel highlands
Wedding groom emotional while he has hand on mom during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding bride filling up tower of glasses with champagne during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding bride surprised while tower of glasses falls and breaks while pouring champagne at carmel highlands
Broken glass on table and floor during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding groom dancing during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding guests laughing and dancing during reception at carmel highlands
Wedding couple smiling and dancing while groom holds drink during reception at carmel highlands
Polaroids of wedding day sitting on table at carmel highlands

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