On a warm fall day, with the sand at their feet and the waves behind them, Ani and Val were married by a friend, surrounded by friends. Friendship was the theme of the day. It was the foundation upon which Ani and Val had built their love, and the foundation upon which that love will endure. It was a day for friends to celebrate, to contribute, to toast and to provide support when things didn’t always go according to plan. A long sand staircase led guests down to the beach at Stewart’s Cove, where Ani and Val tied the knot. The legendary and meaningful ceremony was conducted by a close friend. After the ceremony and wedding pictures on the beach, everyone headed back to the Carmel Mission Inn for an awesome party. Ani and Val knocked everyone’s socks off with a surprise first dance performance, and glass after glass of champagne went down as the toasts kept coming. There were some awesome games to keep everyone on their toes, and the dancing continued well into the night. For a comprehensive story of their day, take a look at Ani and Val’s wedding photographs! Congrats, Ani and Val!