Carmel Fields Wedding on the Beach | Bree + Patrick


What better way to get married than in a place you love. Breanna and Patrick did just that. They live in Texas but chose to get married at “their spot” in Carmel, California and did an amazing job planning their Carmel Fields wedding from a different state. Patricks family had a home in Carmel for many years and it became Bree and Patricks favorite getaway location. They always knew it was magical. Knowing their family and friends were spread throughout the states, with most guests having to travel for the wedding, they wanted their guests to experience the magic of Carmel and have a beach wedding.

As a little girl Breanna dreamed about her wedding being on the water and in a place special to her and her husband. Not only did she get her beach wedding, but the weather was perfect! The whole week leading to their big day, it was overcast and foggy. The blue skies, shimmering ocean, and beautiful arbor made for the perfect beach ceremony. Breanna also remembers when she was little loving the pampas grass on the highway and wanted to incorporate them into her wedding. The pampas grass in the bouquets and floral arrangements complimented the beach wedding theme so well. 

Breanna was the most stunning bride. She is a casual person that loves to dress up. Wanting to stay true to herself, she knew a “simple” dress with one fabric was something she could look back on and be happy about.  When Breanna asked Patrick what he thought she would wear his response was “something simple knowing you”. He nailed it. Though the dress was simple, it was absolutely gorgeous. She also wanted to dress it up with the Hollywood glam curls and detailed cathedral veil. 

First Looks

Patrick and Breanna chose to do a first touch to have a quiet and intimate moment to just be with each other.  It was a beautiful moment with emotions running high. They are two of the sweetest people, and their love for one another really shows. 

Breanna also had a first look with her dad who means the absolute world to her. She wrapped his blue tie around her bouquet as her ‘something’ blue. Though he was walking her up the aisle, it was her way of having him at the altar with her. 


Their ceremony was at Monastery Beach in Carmel. The wood arch with beautiful floral piece in front of the ocean created the perfect ceremony setting. Patrick was brought to tears as he saw Breanna for the first time coming down the aisle. It was such a sweet moment. They wrote personal vows and spread tears and laughter. 

The Reception

After the ceremony, we stayed at the beach for portraits before heading to the reception hall. Breanna and Patrick got to enjoy the end of cocktail hour, which not many couples get to do. Right before the reception was to start, many of the guests noticed a gorgeous sunset. Breanna and Patrick had originally said they didn’t care for sunset portraits, but after seeing this sunset they decided they HAD to take some! Their sunset portraits ended up being my favorite of the day. 

They celebrated the rest of the night with great food, drinks, and a lot of dancing. The dance floor was always full and their guests were having the best time. At one point there was limbo with a guests tie, double dutch jump ropes with non-existent ropes, and the ‘Dougie’ where Patricks sister-in-law took over the dance floor and she killed it with the dance. To end the night, Breanna and Patrick had a bubble exit send off. 

I could not be more ecstatic for Bree and Patrick as they start their new lives as husband and wife. They are so wholesome and just the kindest and funnest couple. Excited for what the future holds for them!

Venue: Carmel Fields by Wedgewood; Dress: Made with Love Jordann, Everthine; Grooms Suit: Jos A Bank; Hair and Makeup Artist: Sophia Nawabi; Florist: Flor De Monterey; Wedding Planner: Tiffany, Brides on Cloud 9; DJ/Entertainment: Central Coast Entertainment; Baker: I do Wedding cakes


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