It’s that time again.  Time to get to know the fab new vendors joining our SMP family.  Think Jonathan YoungCarmel Highlands Inn and Hyatt Regency Monterey, here to rock your world (+ weekend) with a whole lot of pretty.  Up first?  Jonathan Young, the photographer that never fails to amaze with moment after moment of pure, unadulterated pretty and heartwarming, love-filled moments at every turn…

From Jonathan Young Weddings… Jonathan’s love for photography began when he was 17-years-old with a well-loved Canon SLR. A graduate of UCLA, his passion for storytelling quickly grew as assignments and documentary projects took him across the country. He photographed a vanishing way of life in the hills of Kentucky, wildfires in the mountains of California, and horse stables in New York.

Calm and collected, Jonathan lets the day unfold before him, unobtrusively documenting the day as it happens, along with time for great portraits. As an award winning photographer, Jonathan is committed to reportage-style coverage that reveals the thoughtfulness and detail that each couple puts into making their wedding a success.

A well traveled photographer, Jonathan is at home in many surroundings.

Jonathan Young Weddings is offering a $500 print credit to all couples that book in the month of January and reference this SMP welcome post.

The Carmel Highlands Inn is one of those crazy cool places where luxurious weddings reign supreme. Think picturesque ocean views, elegant settings, fab accommodations and yummy cuisine.  In other words, it’s a total wedding paradise with everything you could want and more right at your fingertips.

From Carmel Highlands InnCarmel Highlands Inn offers a complimentary honeymoon suite for the bride and groom, a professional wedding specialist to guide you through the event planning process and locally sourced, creative food to fit every taste with a personalized menu with the option for your guests to choose their entrée the night of your wedding.  The Incredible seaside location in gorgeous Carmel is close to Big Sur and Carmel Valley with views of the Pacific Ocean.  Ceremony options include an outdoor gazebo located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the coastline.  The reception room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Carmel Highlands Inn is a luxury hotel that blends the amenities of a large property with the refined charm of a boutique hideaway with complimentary Valet Parking, a complimentary Bridal Ready Room and special rates in our guest rooms for family and friends from out-of-town.  You can also earn free honeymoon nights at Hyatt locations worldwide.

Free Giveaway!  One lucky SMP reader will win a Dinner for two at Pacific’s Edge Restaurant! (Excluding the tasting menu and alcohol - Value $220.)  Simply leave a comment below telling us why you can’t wait to get married in Carmel and we’ll announce the winner right here on SMP on February 14th.  Good luck, lovelies!  For terms and conditions, click here

Speaking of paradise, have you heard of the amazing Hyatt Regency Monterey?!?  Because this, loves, is a hotel worthy of your full attention with insanely beautiful backdrops, a dedicated wedding coordinator and an amazing spa, for an entire weekend of some serious pampering. Awesome.

From Hyatt Regency MontereyThe Hyatt Regency Monterey has the largest ballroom in Monterey and the surrounding area with a spacious, resort-like feel and an on-site Marilyn Monroe Spa.  There are 550 sleeping rooms available with special rates in our spacious guest rooms for family and friends from out-of-town.  The Hyatt Regency Monterey is home to a large garden terrace and spyglass promenade for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail receptions.  The beautiful backdrops (including our gazebo with fireplace and gardens) make for wonderful photos.  

The Hyatt Regency Monterey also offers complimentary parking and is located adjacent to Pebble Beach Company’s 18-hole Del Monte Golf Course, minutes from Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

A professional wedding specialist is on hand to guide you through the event planning process and locally sourced, creative food (including hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, plated dinners, buffets and an extensive wine list) is available to fit every taste.

The Hyatt Regency Monterey offers a complimentary honeymoon suite for the bride and groom and you can earn free honeymoon nights at Hyatt locations worldwide.

Free Giveaway!  One lucky SMP reader will win a two-night weekend stay and breakfast for two at TusCA Restaurant! (Value $359)  Simply leave a comment below telling us why you can’t wait to get married in Monterey and we’ll announce the winner right here on SMP on February 14th.  Good luck, lovelies! For terms and conditions, click here

Welcome to the family, Jonathan YoungCarmel Highlands Inn and Hyatt Regency Monterey!  We are so happy to have you! xo

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