It felt like we’d been patiently, oh-so-eagerly awaiting Akira and Elizabeth’s wedding for SO long… we couldn’t wait to see this beautiful couple as a radiant bride and handsome groom!
The glow radiating off their almost-married faces brightened our morning the *moment* we arrived with our cameras, and the day just kept getting better and better from there!
(Pssst…have you seen their adorable engagement session at Sunset Cliffs yet?! Go check it out here!)
Akira and Liz said “I do” at the beautiful grounds of Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate, and there’s just something so *magical* about this venue! We can’t decide if it’s in the perfect light streaming through walls of windows, the grandiose greenery lining the entrance, or the intimate feel of the ceremony arbor – but whatever it is, it was the perfect place to celebrate with all of their friends and family!
Our favorite moment of the day was the newlywed’s EPIC choreographed first dance!
It was a mashup of iconic couples dance songs (think: Dirty Dancing), and they absolutely killed it. Akira didn’t hold back for any dance move, and Liz wow’d the crowd with all her dips and lifts and turns! The crowd was eating up every single second!!
We adored the vendor team that Akira and Liz assembled – Lindsay Dean was their amazing planner, the Hair & Makeup Box perfected every lash and curl, and DJ Justin Kanoya was the mastermind behind that energetic dance party!
(Check out their full list of wedding vendors at the bottom of this post!)
Friends, this wedding day was so visually stunning and heart-warmingly sweet that we CANNOT WAIT to share! You’re going to love it, too!
Akira and Liz: Your day was *pure perfection.* The love shared between the two of you (and all of your guests) filled our hearts – you share such a sweet way together and it was a joy to be part of your day!
Wedding Photography : Clove & Kin | Venue : Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate | Wedding Planner : Lindsay Dean Events | Florals : Tess Fresh Flowers | Gown Boutique : The Bustle Bridal | Desserts : Jenny Wenny Cakes | Groom’s Attire : Generation Tux | Hair Stylist : The Hair & Makeup Box | Makeup Stylist : The Hair & Makeup Box | DJ : DJ Kanoya Productions | First Dance Choreography : Cori-ography Dance |