a winter wedding at california’s cal-a-vie.

our 2012 christmas season kicked-off with lacey & chad’s winter wedding at the stunning cal-a-vie spa in california.
just days before christmas (strictly called the “c” word around the bride) was the ultimate bride + moh nail appointment, last-minute DIYing, an emergency glue gun run, venti coffees, fur coat selections, a tasty rehearsal dinner, memory swapping, shot-list creating and no mention of red, green or any other “c” word related items. this was a winter wedding – period. and what a wonderful one it was. xoxo
the first time i saw the beautiful setting i was in complete awe.
lacey and her dad, tom craft, getting ready to practice the big walk down the aisle.
it’s an actual french chapel – transported from france. for reals. no electricity – strictly candles.
lacey’s brother, mom and me practicing our wedding day roles.
probably lacey trying to prevent me from making her practice one more time.
practicing the hand off to the groom in such a special place.
lacey jaye and her chad
me & sean doin’ our thing.
rehearsal dinnertime in carlsbad!
mr. & mrs.
a very casual night before meal for a bride… huge burger & waffle fries. nbd.
opening my box of goodies from miss lacey jaye.
 view from the bridal suite: the chapel and cocktail reception area
bouquets & bubbly
casual french windmill on the property. again – it’s real.
the bridal suite: la o’rangerie where us girls got ready for the day
the setting for make-up & hair time
my view from the couch, working on the shot list
the dining room.
me doing a little bridal shoe DIY project. love me a glue gun
the finished product
the bride & me all ready to go in our matching embroidered comfy zip-ups
backside of the chapel and area gardens
the bride. enough said.
admiring her peony bouquet.
bride & moh
stunning.
family picture time. lacey & chad’s niece, taylor, was in awe of the bride.

tons of candles & magnolia. the perfect, classic, seasonal blend.

here comes the bride…
the tings in gray.
i’m kinda obsessed with this pic. looks so classic.
my fave wedding photographers… the great rico & rachel castillero (they’ve shot many a wedding we’ve been at)
polaroid guest book fun.
lacey jaye and her little brother, kevin
 the bride and her moms

the tings & the cooneys
so sad, but so beautiful to see it all together. the mercury glass. the flowers. bittersweet.

the bride in a white fur being whisked away to her honeymoon!
in case you’re interested :: the vendors
venue: cal-a-vie health spa
photography: studio castillero
make-up: JH Artistry
bride’s dress: badgley mischka
bride’s faux fur jacket: nordstrom
bride’s headband: Amanda Judge (something borrowed)
maid of honor belt: anthropologie
bride & moh jelly flats: chinese laundry

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