Photography by Miguel Fairbanks
Merryl Brown Events was hired to produce a spectacular Mexican-inspired destination wedding at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, CA. The Santa Lucia Preserve, where we are a Preferred vendor, is an exclusive, 20,000-acre private community tucked away in the Santa Lucia Mountains—truly a hidden treasure amongst the popular destinations of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Big Sur. Access to the Preserve is limited to homeowners, their families, and their guests. The privacy and seclusion of the Preserve showcase the surrounding natural beauty, including the breathtaking redwood groves, and the plethora of wild animals that roam the grounds. Also located on the property are the gorgeous Spanish Colonial-style Hacienda, a magnificent rustic barn used for events and weddings, and a world-class equestrian center. We created a lovely wedding ceremony at the Preserve in the middle of a majestic redwood grove, followed by a stunnig reception in the barn which was inspired by the beautiful movie Like Water for Chocolate. It was as if we were in old Mexico, one hundred years ago, in another time and place. It was a spectacular weekend of memorable events.
"You made the planning process so smooth. I feel so fortunate to have had you and your team's guidance over such an important time in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
—Mia Feldman, Bride