MARGARET & GREGORIO

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carmel valley | may 18, 2024

you are cordially invited to our intimate celebration of love on the california coast

| the weekend of may 17-19, 2024 |

our love story.

on a serendipitous evening in mexico city, we quickly fell in love...

That one night turned into a weekend-long adventure with Gregorio buying a plane ticket to Oaxaca to join Margaret and her dearest friends in celebrating her 30th birthday.

M fell for Gregorio's Brazilian charm and zest for life, and G fell for Margaret's California flower child energy and playful spirit.

A few weeks after meeting, M said yes to being G's +1 on a 3-week trip to Brazil for a family wedding. M even learned a bit of Portuguese for the trip.

The photograph here was taken on this trip by G's sister, Cheyenne, in his mother's hometown of Florianopolis, Brazil.

While long distance at first, weeks would go by when M and G would be apart but a day never passed when the duo missed writing each other a haiku in the morning, and adding a song to their shared Spotify playlist--which now has over 600 songs!--titled "Serenades de Saudades". In Portuguese, Saudades is a deep state of longing for another person who is out of reach.

Since meeting, Margaret and Gregorio have built a beautiful home in Mexico City just blocks away from where they had their first date. They have traveled the world together and continue to support each other in bringing their dreams to life.

CELEBRATORY EVENTS

WELCOME PARTY

MAY 17, 2024

La Playa Carmel
Camino Real at Eighth Avenue,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

seven until nine forty five in the evening
cocktails, bites and music

attire: brazilian ocean chic

WEDDING

MAY 18, 2024

Stonepine
shuttles will take you to the venue

two thirty in the afternoon | shuttles depart
three thirty | ceremony
four until five| cocktail hour
five until until late | dinner & dancing

attire: formal enchanted garden party chic

SEND OFF BRUNCH & POOL PARTY

MAY 19, 2024

Stonepine
150 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
please drive to the venue

ten in the morning until one thirty in the afternoon

artisanal brunch, custom coffee beverages, early afternoon cocktails, pool drips & farewells hugs.

attire: poolside garden party. florals and gingham are always invited! bring a suit for a dip.

FLYING & DRIVING

The journey to Carmel Valley offers beautiful coastal vistas

BY PLANE & CAR

There are many flight options from all over the world to both SFO (San Francisco International Airport) and San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJO). From SFO, the drive to down to Carmel Valley is approximately 2 hours, but can take up to 3 hours with traffic. From SJO, the drive is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, but can take up to 2 hours and 45 minutes with traffic. We recommend renting a car at the airport where you land and making the gorgeous, scenic drive a special experience.

Please do aim to arrive by 5:30pm on Friday, May 17 to join the Welcome Party.

STAYING

Please book you accommodations soon.

We do not have formal room blocks in Carmel, so encourage you to book soon.

La Playa - ~$760+ per night | ~13 rooms available
Le Petit on 8th Avenue - ~$550-750 per night | ~11 rooms available
Carmel Mission Inn - ~$450-620 per night | ~30 rooms available
La Contenta Inn - ~$260 per night | ~2 rooms ONLY
Hidden Valley Inn - ~$290-340 per night | ~20 rooms available

wedding | may 18

welcome gathering | may 17

farewell brunch | may 19

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gifts are not necessary! -- but for those who have inquired, we created a list of some beautiful items that will be a part of our next chapter of home building and nesting. click button below.