Bernardus Lodge Wedding

June 11, 2018

A veritable who’s who of Carmel came together for this fun, whimsical, classic summer wedding at Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge.  The great Colette Cuccia & her awesome team designed, created & coordinated every detail from start to finish.  Colette is a true master designer-coordinator.  Her staff is 100% dedicated to making sure all aspects of the day come off without a hitch.  Additionally, they’re genuinely happy to help guests with anything and everything. It’s really a pleasure to work with a team that is so dedicated to making sure the day is a huge success.  And guess what – it was!

Carmel Valley Bride

Carmel Valley Summer Wedding

A beautiful moment in a beautiful setting, on a gorgeous summer Carmel day – perfect:)

Bernardus Lodge Wedding

Bernardus Lodge Carmel Wedding Suite

Cisko of Makeup by Cisko did makeup on the bride, Ginger Green hair for the ladies & Nancy Espinoza makeup on the bridesmaids.  All of these guys do beautiful work (as you can see) and are true professionals.  Burst & Bloom handled floral arrangements, gorgeous work by a talented crew.

 Burst n' Bloom Floral Details

Appetizers Bernardus Lodge

Carmel Valley Wedding Ceremony Flowers

Carmel Valley Wedding
A beautiful Carmel Valley Wedding at the Bernardus Lodge.

Bridesmaids Carmel Valley

The colors of the garden at the Bernardus Lodge blended seamlessly with the pastel palette on the ladies dresses. Really pretty stuff.

Carmel Bridesmaids Summer Fun

Just had to do a silly one. You can’t look this good & not have some fun while doing it:)

Bridesmaid Details Carmel Wedding

Bernardus Lodge Bridesmaids
After some “before” shots, the ladies went back to their suite to freshen up before the big moment.

Bernardus Lodge Groomsmen

Carmel Valley Groomsmen
The guys were looking good & ready to enjoy the big moment – and the party after:)

Groomsmen Carmel

Groomsmen at the Bernardus Lodge

Bernardus Lodge Ceremony

Carmel Wedding Ceremony Enterance
Beautiful entrance by the bride. Colette’s staff worked hard to make sure this moment was everything it could be, really neat.

Bernardus Lodge Weddings

Carmel Valley Ceremony

Bernardus Lodge Wedding Couple

Bernardus Lodge Wedding Recessional
Way to go guys, big congrats.

Bernardus Lodge Wedding Party

Carmel Valley Fun Wedding

Bernardus Lodge Bride Groom

Bernardus Lodge Cocktails

Bernardus Lodge Fun Reception

Bernardus Lodge Wedding Reception
The Garden at the Bernardus Lodge, a great place for a wedding reception.


Wedding Reception Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley Wedding Reception Table Settings

Carmel Valley Wedding Place Setting

Carmel Valley Outdoor Dinner

Bernardus Lodge Outdoor Reception

Carmel Winery Wedding Reception
A beautiful evening wedding reception in Carmel Valley, complete with the moon.


Reception Dinner Bernardus Lodge

Carme Winery Summer Wedding Reception

Bernardus Lodge Toasts

Bernardus Lodge First Dance

Bernardus Lodge Dancing

Carmel Valley Wedding Dancing

Carmel Valley Wedding Last Dance

Bernardus Lodge Sendoff

Photographer: Peer Johnson (contact me here)
Event Design & Coordination: Colette Cuccia Event Design
Ceremony, Cocktails, Reception, Dinner & Accommodations: Bernardus Lodge Carmel Valley
Floral Arrangements: Burst n’ Bloom Carmel
Officiant: Brian Lyke
Makeup For The Bride: Cisko Makeup, 415-424-9963
Makeup For The Bridesmaids: Nancy Espinola
Hair: Ginger Green, 831-402-7287
DJ: Mark Banks DJ
John Sherry Guitarist, Kelly Productions 831-375-7270