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Carmel and Manuel’s Wedding | Mountaingate Country Club

The beautiful bride Carmel wed her soul mate, Manuel at Mountaingate Country Club last Friday. It was a gorgeous August day and an even more gorgeous wedding. We started at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica where they both got ready and would stay that night. This allowed us to be close enough to the beach that we could swing by on our way to Mountain Gate. Carmel and Manuel live in New York, so it was important for them to take advantage of the Los Angeles beaches while here.

For those of you who have never been to Mountaingate it’s lush and green with the hills in the background… the ceremony takes place on the 10th tee (I think it’s the 10th!) and the guests got a fabulous scenic view while watching the ceremony unfold.

Deanna Tat of Chic Ambiance Events was their coordinator extraordinaire…. she is fantastic and made the day flow so smoothly. The decor for the both the ceremony and reception was perfect. I can’t imagine how difficult it would have been for both her and the bride and groom since they were on the other side of the country through most of this planning.

Please enjoy these photos from this joyous day…

The dress was Badgley Mischka – stunning…
and she found shoes that match the jeweled accents.

Seeing each other for the first time – his smile was priceless:-)

Notice that the groom is the only one barefoot? I love it!

Amazing backdrop for a wedding.

Flowers by Luna Gardens

Fiddlestix String Quartet provided the beautiful ceremony music.

This dress detached at the bottom so after all the formalities were done, Carmel could remove the bottom and really get ready to boogie!

Congratulations Carmel and Manuel!!

Megan Stark Photography & Design
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Anonymous - August 28, 2009 - 11:40 am

Beautiful!! Bride is simply stunning.

Deanna Tat - August 28, 2009 - 11:58 am


I love the photos! You did such an amazing job and a complete blast to work with. So excited to work with you again in the future, AMAZING photographer + happy bride and groom = wedding planners dream combo. I love the beach shot with Manuel's bare-feet…classic! :)

Take care,

Carmel - November 28, 2010 - 9:30 am

Amazing photos Megan thank you so much!!