Wedding Guide

Contents Congratulations! You’ve already done the hardest part of getting married— finding the love of your life and agreeing to make a lifelong commitment. Now it’s onto the details, and perhaps your first serious test of your communication skills and the compatibility of your organizational styles. The good news is that you’ve already chosen Monterey County as a place to get married, so you can’t lose no matter how the details unfold. Whether your budget (and taste) calls for an upscale resort or a public park on a rocky promontory or grassy field, the places are magnificent and memorable. The hospitality community here is eager to serve you, from catering to dress fitting to planning. Some of the services, trends and ideas are included in this guide, which starts with a helpful calendar of how to think about planning. Mostly, this time in your life is an invitation to dream. Do you want an intimate gathering or a big blowout? Do you want a multi-day adventure or short and sweet? Spirituality or levity? Like your marriage, your wedding is yours to craft uniquely for the two of you. Enjoy the journey—and congratulations. -sara rubin 14 fashion forWard 22 guesT LisT 28 on The Menu 30 sCeniC Venues Founder & CEO Bradley Zeve Publisher Erik Cushman Editor Sara Rubin Art Director/Production Manager Karen Loutzenheiser Contributing Writers and Copy Editors Erik Chalhoub, Dave Faries, Celia Jiménez, Pam Marino, Agata Popeda, Sara Rubin, Walter Ryce, David Schmalz Photographers Evynn LeValley, Ryan Chard Smith, Michael Dadula Graphic Designers Alexis Estrada, Lani Headley, Kevin Jewell Advertising Keith Bruecker, Diane Glim, George Kassal Business Development Director Keely Richter Cover Photo Ryan Chard Smith The Best of Monterey Bay® is published by Milestone Communications, Inc., a California corporation. The entire contents are copyright 2024. No portion may be reproduced. 831-394-5656. MICHAEL DADULA 12 The Best of Monterey Bay ® Wedding Guide 2024-2025 LAYERS CAKES 9 Soledad Drive, Monterey 831-655-1544 | SENSATIONAL Layers_1-2h_WG24_GK.indd 1 2/21/24 12:58 PM