Featured: Carats & Cake |Nate & Susan’s Laguna Beach Wedding

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Oh, the lovely Nate and Susan! If elegance and charm could be wrapped up into one adorable couple, it would be these two! Their black tie wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach was one of our favorites this past summer because of their style, grace, and sweet love for each other. These two were SO excited to marry one another and to celebrate the occasion with their friends and family. It filled our hearts with intense joy to share in every special moment with them, and I still get all mushy-eyed when I think about their day…

But we’re not the only fans of this wedding – that’s for sure! Carats & Cake is a wedding blog dedicated to elegant and sophisticated events (ummm…LOVE), so for all of our Youngren brides planning a classic day filled with charm and grace this is the perfect site for inspiration! They fell in love with Nate and Susan’s seaside wedding, and I simply love how the featured turned! Make sure to check it out!

Montage Laguna Beach Wedding, The Youngrens




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