Leina and Naveen got married in one of our favorite California spots, Carmel Valley. The rolling green hills, epic sunsets, and blue skies make this the perfect wedding destination! Carmel Valley Ranch is a beautiful venue with vineyards, a ceremony space framed with oak trees, and a trendy reception hall. We’ll start in the bridal suite, where Leina got ready with her besties and Amanda Rose from AGS Photo Art started capturing this best day ever!
The already stunning bride-to-be got pampered by Vince Garcia and M.U.A.H Makeup and Hair and Makeup and shared a champagne cheers with her girls before putting on her stunning gown. The Watters dress was strapless with unique lace detail and a classic sweetheart neckline. Leina added gold and blush Givenchy bling to match her sapphire engagement ring and sparkling Oscar de la Renta shoes. We love the sweet photos of her mother helping her into her dress and she was positively glowing holding her bouquet, packed full of white flowers and greenery, by Floral Design by Reina.
Naveen got ready in a nearby room with his groomsmen. He chose a classic look, rocking a black Armani tuxedo, bow tie and matching Cole Haan shoes. All of the guys had fun and colorful socks, even the groom joined in with polka dots! After a quick cheers they all headed to the perfect spot for a first look, a large wooden deck overlooking the venue’s incredible views.
Leina was all smiles walking towards her future husband. They stood back to back holding hands, one of our favorite photos from their wedding day because of the joy on both their faces. When the bride turned around Naveen’s jaw dropped. They shared kisses and only stopped holding hands long enough for the bride to snap some quick photos with her squad and beaming father. The girls wore long pink David’s Bridal dresses in different styles, each carrying a blush version of the bride’s bouquet.
The ceremony took place on the vineyard lawn. Paris String Quartet played as the wedding party and bride walked down the petal covered aisle towards the groom. Floral Design by Reina designed a beautiful backdrop, a white floral circle that stood proudly in between the space’s two ancient oak trees. Our favorite moment from the ceremony was when Leina pulled out her vows jokingly on a nearly five foot long scroll!! She had her guests and groom smiling and laughing.
After the ceremony the couple took off with their photographer to snap sunset photos with the cutest wooden structure in the backdrop. You wouldn’t think the middle of a round-about would be the perfect spot for just married pictures but trust your photographer! Amanda Rose has a magical eye!!
We loved so many things about this couple’s reception!! Escort cards were sweet treats, sitting on top of tiny chairs. The sign in the backdrop cleverly said “Take a Seat”. Inside the Redwood room, Design my Day teamed up with Bright Event Rentals to design a gold and white wonderland. Leina and Naveen danced, listened to loved one’s speeches, and cut their triple tier Freedom Bakery Cake before dancing the night away with DJ Melvin.
We congratulate the bride and groom and wish them a lifetime of beautiful parties with rolling California hills views. Welcome to Married Life you two!!
Thank you for featuring this wedding! We are so honored to be on your blog! Can’t wait to get back to weddings!