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Tehama Golf Club Wedding 2021


June 14, 2021


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Tehama Golf Club Wedding Ceremony at Carmel Mission Basilica

I feel like I have been anticipating this Tehama Golf Club Wedding forever! I first got to know Paulina and Maltish while they were living in Hawaii, planning their Carmel wedding from afar over the past year. Immediately, I knew I would adore them, both as individuals and as a couple. They are not only incredibly kind and funny, but they are equally romantic, attractive and BRILLIANT. They met during their undergrad at UCLA, where Maltish was at first a little too shy to approach Paulina. Then Paulina attended the USC School of Dentistry, and Maltish attended Harvard Medical School. Talk about a power duo! One of Maltish’s best men called them by a new couple’s nickname during his toast, completely by coincidence: Paultish! The nickname was actually quite perfect, in my opinion!

Tehama Golf Club Wedding Sisters getting ready

Getting Ready

Paulina and her lovely mother and bridesmaids got ready and popped champagne at an airbnb in Carmel, just minutes away from the ceremony. From now on, I think every ‘getting ready’ room should have balloon garlands in the background! Once hair and makeup was done, we headed over to the Carmel Mission for the bride and groom’s first look. I have always loved wedding ceremonies at the Carmel Mission Basilica.

Carmel Mission Basilica

The weather at the Carmel mission was warm and the light was ample for photography. Maltish and his groomsmen enjoyed sharing laughs as they finished getting ready. His reaction to seeing Paulina in her Martina Liana wedding gown for the first time was priceless.

One of my favorite moments of the day was when the bride’s sweet father, Tony walked her down the aisle. He looked so handsome and proud!

Carmel Mission Basilica Wedding 2021

The bride and groom exchanged vows at the Carmel Mission Basilica, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year.

Carmel Mission Basilica Wedding Ceremony 2021
Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Bride and Groom at Carmel Mission Basilica

After the ceremony, we photographed the bride and groom with their families and bridal party in the Mission’s courtyard. The bride and her bridesmaids looked ethereal in their flowing gowns. I loved the colors Paulina chose for her wedding party.

Tehama Golf Club Wedding Carmel Mission Basilica Bridesmaids
Tehama Golf Club Wedding Carmel Mission Bridal Party
Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Bridal Party Walking at Carmel Mission Basilica

Maltish and his dapper groomsmen included his brother, cousin and schoolmates.

Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Groomsmen UCLA Alumni Harvard Medical School Alum
Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Carmel Mission Basilica Playful Bride and Groom
Tehama Golf Club Wedding Grom
Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Bride and Groom Met at UCLA

Tehama Golf Club

After we wrapped formal photos at the Carmel Mission, we headed to the second part of the day: their Tehama Golf Club wedding! This Carmel venue is an absolute dream. Paulina’s mother and grandmother spent a lot of time preparing their reception to perfection. The tables were overflowing with varying blooms, gold and crystal. The ballroom was filled with candlelight, and twinkle lights were strung from end to end.

Guests entered the cocktail hour and were greeted with a champagne escort card wall that was customized by the groom’s sister. What a beautiful statement piece! The cocktail hour offered views of Carmel and the ocean, which set the romantic tone for the remainder of the evening.

Tehama Golf Club Wedding Champagne Escort Card Wall

Paulina’s mentor from Hawaii gifted the bride and groom beautiful leis during the cocktail hour.

Special thanks to Paulina’s dear friend and bridesmaid, Christine for helping us make these veil photographs so magical!

Tehama Golf Club Wedding Flowing Veil Romantic Shot
Tehama Golf Club Wedding Bride and Groom share a romantic moment under the veil

This Tehama Golf Club Wedding was the perfect setting for dancing the night away!

Tehama Golf Club Wedding - Bride and Groom Share their First Dance

Thank you to the vendor team!

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael

Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basilica

Reception Venue: Tehama Golf Club

Floral Design: H and J Flowers

Linens: Fine Linen Creation

DJ: CCE Entertainment

Ceremony Musician: David Dally

Transportation: Corinthian

Cake: Edith Meyer

Hair and Makeup: Moderne Beauty

Videography: Steven Garza

Gown: Martina Liana

Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Mirelle Carmichael is an award-winning fine art photographer based in San Diego and Santa Barbara County. She specializes in high-quality publication-worthy photography for weddings, special events, and editorials. Mirelle Carmichael Photography also offers year-round family photography and portraits throughout Southern California.

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