Sarah and Drake’s MPCC luxury wedding was the second of back-to-back MPCC luxury weddings that I had the honor of shooting on the same weekend! Sarah and Drake are friends of Jill and Ryan, and I got to photograph both their weddings! I loved how tight-knit it all felt for me as their MPCC luxury wedding photographer. It was SUCH an awesome experience and a really nice environment to walk in to. Read on for all the luxury wedding vibes at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club!
How They Met
“Drake was working as a golf professional at Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Sarah at Spyglass coordinating the Wheaties Pro-Am as a part of the Nature Valley First Tee Open. Drake was working behind the register when Sarah had a caddie billing question. This was the first time we exchanged looks, then we went about our days. Later that week, Sarah went back to Spyglass to buy a Nike quarter zip and noticed Drake’s name on the wall, plugged it into Facebook, and saw they had no mutual friends…” – Sarah & Drake
“Fast forward about two months, Sarah had recently learned of people close to her successfully meeting their significant others on Tinder, so she decided to join. She was swiping away and suddenly ‘Drake from Spyglass’ popped up! November 30, 2015: swiped right and It’s A Match! December 1, 2015: Sarah reached out and the two started chatting from there. December 3, 2015: Sarah had her work Christmas party and was the only one in the office who didn’t have a date, and of course the office knew about Drake, so her coworkers convinced her to invite him to the party as her date. He said yes! December 5, 2015: Drake met Sarah at Grasings in Carmel, they hopped in the car with another couple and off to the party they went. The rest is history!” – Sarah & Drake
MPCC Luxury Wedding First Looks
We started off photographing Sarah and all her girls in a sweet little home in Carmel by the Sea. It was so calm and peaceful there! I captured this really serene and beautiful father-daughter first look between Sarah and her dad, who definitely cried. Honestly, I can never get enough of first looks, whether it’s between the bride and groom, the bride and one or both of her parents, the bride and her bridesmaids- I love it all!
In fact, I love first looks SO much that we got to do TWO, this time with Sarah and Drake at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. It was the sweetest thing and really intimate, private, and quiet. You could tell they shed off all their stress right away after they saw each other and just soaked in all this calm.
What Do You Love Most About Your Spouse?
“My favorite thing about Drake is how positive and caring he is both day to day and in the worst of times. We never leave for work in the morning without a kiss, hug, an ‘I love you’ and a ‘have a great day’! He always makes sure to ask me how was my day when I first see him when coming home. Drake never left my side when I was in the hospital for 12 days. He is so selfless and always trying to do what is best for us as a couple. He is my rock, best friend, teammate and love of my life.” – Sarah
“My favorite thing about Sarah is her huge heart. Sarah cares so much about people and establishes strong relationships with her peers. Her heart also equates to unconditional love in our relationship. She always makes me feel loved whether we are going to sleep at night, eating dinner or just watching our favorite show on TV – Sarah always makes me feel loved and cared for. She’s my best friend- we do everything together and knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend is an amazing feeling.” – Drake
MPCC Luxury Wedding Photographer
This MPCC luxury wedding was easily one I’ve been waiting for and dreaming about for YEARS. It had these GORGEOUS bouquets by Fleurs du Soleil that were so colorful and delicate- I’m still obsessed. The day was spent with friends and family, and full of so much love and laughter and light from the sunset. I think it’s every bride’s dream to have a long aisle to walk down and this MPCC luxury wedding has just that! Also- their officiant was HILARIOUS! It was such a fun and heartwarming ceremony, everyone was laughing and crying.
We got to adventure around the golf course and the awesome grounds at Pebble Beach. Perfect for golf enthusiasts like Sarah and Drake! Their cocktail hour was at the hacienda-style beach house and the sunset portraits we did were STUNNING. It was such a pleasure and honor to photograph Sarah and Drake’s reception. There were so many great speeches from everyone and the dances were so great! We spent a lot of time with the awesome MPCC vendor team and the whole time had me thinking: THIS is where people should be getting married!
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Bride’s Gown | Essence of Australia
Dress Shop | Janene’s Bridal
Hair and Make Up | Katrina Michelle
Shoes | Kate Whitcomb
Florals | Fleurs du Soleil
Earrings | Brilliant Earth
Wedding Bands | Blue Nile
Engagement Ring | Kerry Lee (Carmel)
Groom’s Suit | Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen | The Black Tux
Ties | Tie Bar
Bridesmaids | Show Me Your Mumu
Reception | Monterey Peninsula Country Club