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Sentimental Monterey Bay Wedding at Monarch Cove Inn

April 5, 2016 | nicole

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Erica and Bryce said “I do” at Monarch Cove Inn, the same spot where the bride’s grandparents spent their honeymoon. The ceremony overlooked Monterey Bay, which made for a beautiful and tranquil experience as the pair read personal vows in front of their friends and family. Photographer Julie Pepin captured the intimate affair with artistic style, highlighting the ease of the day, the beauty of Capitola, and Erica and Bryce’s incredible connection.

The Couple:

Erica and Bryce

The Wedding:

Monarch Cove Inn, Capitola, California

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My family has had a beach cottage in Capitola since WWII. Monarch Cove Inn was the place where my grandparents spent their honeymoon, and a perfect spot to display the beauty of the Monterey Bay.

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I stumbled upon Julie Pepin Photography‘s work purely by accident one day as I browsed wedding blogs, and was immediately impressed by her unique and artistic style. Julie was incredibly patient with my fiance and I from start to finish. On the day of, Julie struck an incredible balance — she made us feel like she wasn’t there, and was able to capture the raw, emotional moments that came from feeling like we were alone, but also provided firm direction, so we never felt awkward or unsure. She was great with our family and friends, and showed great flexibility in terms of taking requested photos and extending her coverage. Once we received the pictures, they took our breath away. We feel incredibly fortunate that we get to view our wedding through Julie’s lens forevermore.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Julie Pepin Photography
Ceremony Venue – Monarch Cove Inn
Reception Venue – Paradise Beach Grille
Floral Design – Seascape Flowers
Cocktail Hour Catering – Five Star Catering
Cake – Gayle’s Bakery
DJ – DNA Entertainment
Invitations – Printable Press
Hair & Makeup Artist – Jennifer Alden
Wedding Dress – Leanne Marshall via Lovely Bride
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridal Shoes – Loeffler Randall
Bridesmaids Apparel – Joanna August
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss, Thomas Pink, Giorgio Armani, Tie Bar
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Hugo Boss, Thomas PinkTie Bar
Rings – Tiffany & Co.
Rentals – Five Star Catering
Transportation – Santa Cruz Experience Shuttle

 

Congrats to Erica and Bryce on their Monterey Bay wedding! For more from Julie Pepin Photography, check out Molly and Drew’s sophisticated Michigan wedding at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

xoxoNicole

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