Monterey California Wedding | Monterey Beach Station

March 16, 2023

Janine + Ben

Every delicate detail was put together perfectly at Janine and Ben’s wedding!  We worried about rain as the weeks leading up to their wedding the coast of California was pounded by one after another atmospheric river.  It started raining on December 26, 2022, and didn’t stop raining until January 12, 2023! It was some of the worst storms the state has seen with back to back rain events, coastal flooding, and mass destruction to coastal towns! The area saw a total of 37″ of rain in three short weeks.  With their venue sitting right on the coast, Janine was making a phone call to make sure they didn’t have any destruction! Janine and Ben were told everything was fine and had a plan B option in case they couldn’t hold the ceremony outside, but come their wedding day it was nothing but beautiful sunshine and the perfect winter chill in the air. 

The house buzzed with the best energy as we gathered in their airbnb to start the getting ready part of their day! This wedding was a perfect blend of relaxed and whimsical! In fact the only stressful part of the day was not accounting for the amount of traffic we would sit in to go the few miles from the airbnb to the venue turning 10 min into 30! But it worked out, we got everything done we wanted to accomplish, and celebrated the night with all the wonderful friends and family they had! 

My top 3 favorite things about this day. 1.) Janine having her dad zip her dress; I freaking cried like a baby! 2.) The amount of florals and stunning bouquet! 3.) The bathtub shot! I’ve always wanted to have a bride get ready where there’s an amazing bathtub! To be able to have more time to be creative in a wedding day is SO much fun!

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This wedding was done with the following vendors:

Venue: Monterey Beach Station

Photography: Tiffany Michele Photography

Florals: Dahlias and Details

Makeup: A Touch of Muah

Dessert: Sweet Reba’s

Rentals: Kiss Me In Carmel

DJ: DNA Entertainment

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A big thanks to Janine and Ben’s family for letting me serve you with the highest quality!



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