Carmel Valley Ranch by Julie Mikos
July 15, 2011
United States
Classic Weddings

Julie Mikos has an eye for lovely images and the proof is in the pudding with this Carmel Valley Ranch wedding. It's classic meets fun with fabulous additions like gorgeous custom bridesmaid dresses, all-you-can-eat gummie bears and a late night milk and cookies bar. The creative minds behind Sarah Ward Events came up with those fab details and there is loads more to gush over in the gallery. Just click here!

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From Julie Mikos...Clifford and Vivian created a "simple, intimate and fun" affair, according to the bride, who married her groom on May 7 at Carmel Valley Ranch. "We found Carmel Valley Ranch almost by chance," Vivian said. "We stayed there on a whim to celebrate our engagement and loved it so much that we decided to get married there!"

The bride carried "lush peonies, delicate anemones, lisianthus and open garden roses," Vivian said, while decorating the reception space with "the architectural simplicity of calla lilies, spring tulips and gerrondos." Vivian said, " We especially loved the intimacy of our ceremony, our vows, the wonderful food, the (almost endless) drinks, and just being around our closest friends and family."

Special details from their day included custom-made bridesmaids dresses, late-night servings of chocolate chip cookies and milk, specialty cocktails for both men and women, and favors made of serve-yourself Sour Patch Kids and Gummi Bears.

Wedding Photography: Julie Mikos / Floral Design: Rose Hip Floral Design / Event Planning: Sarah Ward Events / Location + Caterer: Carmel Valley Ranch / Wedding Invitations: The Groom / Bride's Shoes: Enzo / Wedding Dress: Demetrios / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom / Hair piece: Presumptuous Me / Makeup: Emily Nguyen of Alist Makeup