Real Wedding | Cascade + Zachary

Tell us a little about yourselves!

We met on a dating app over five years ago! Zach was my second (and final) date, so I got pretty lucky!

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

We planned our wedding in under two weeks - on the same day we were supposed to have a wedding with 300 guests! It was spur of the moment and everything worked out so well, despite the many uncertainties and unknowns that the pandemic brought. We had been engaged since May 2019, so we knew we didn't want to push it back any further and were ready to make things official!

How many guests did you have?

We had ten guests present, including Meg Smith our photographer, which was the maximum number allowed at the time due to restrictions. The bride's family was present with Zach's family zooming in from the East Coast.

What was the most important aspect for you in terms of planning your wedding?

We wanted things to be as simple as possible and for our decisions to be easy to adapt if needed - to allow for the ever changing restrictions due to the pandemic.

Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during Covid?

To simply be in the moment - and to have gratitude for your partner in the ups and downs of it all!

Photographer : Meg Smith @megsmithphotography | Ceremony + Reception Location : Pebble Beach CA | Celebrant : Dick Livermore | Entertainment : Monterey String Duo | Flora : Fleurs Du Soleil @fleursdusoleilmonterey | Makeup : Ilia Beauty @iliabeauty | Catering + Beverages : Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Cake : Layers Cake @layerscakemonterey | Bride's Dress : Ulla Johnson @ullajohnson | Rings : Cartier @cartier | Shoes : Prada @prada