After sharing an intimate elopement ceremony at Carmel Beach, Erica and Neal choose to invite 40 of their closest family and friends to an intimate dinner party at Folktale Winery. They'd visited a number of "corporate" venues, and they loved the relaxed atmosphere, rustic feel, and beautiful views of Carmel Valley that Folktale offered their out-of-town guests.
In lieu of a guestbook, guests wrote out "vintage California" postcards under a typewriter holding their favorite Pablo Neruda poem. Handwritten name cards on parchment paper were placed on an assortment of floral china. They embraced the approaching holiday season and turn in weather with rich tones and romantic candlelight, an intimate family-style meal followed by heartfelt toasts and dancing in front of a cozy fireplace.