This wedding was seriously amazing! So amazing in fact that we can’t fit it all in one blog post!!! In this post, you will see getting ready, bride and groom, and family portraits at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano and the Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA. Ceremony and Reception photos will be in Part II.
Couples like Paige and Chase are seriously why we love our job! When we first had them over for dinner, we immediately fell in love with them and felt like we had known them forever. Not only are Paige and Chase super adorable, but in getting to know them we completely understand why people treasure them. Personally, we are sad that they broke our hearts and now live in Florida! *sniff sniff*
Editing through this wedding is one of the hardest tasks we have ever had because (let’s just face it) Paige and Chase are a stunning couple! How are we supposed to pick just a few photos from this amazing wedding to share with you? It’s pure torture!
The whole day was absolutely magical and couldn’t have been done without the help of all the amazing vendors who worked so hard! Stacie Truett by Gatherings by Stacie did a fantastic job planning/coordinating the whole event and making things run smoothly. Bravo, Stacie!!! And a special thanks to Lori Yohe who totally rocked it as our third shooter!
Here are all the vendors who worked on the special day:
Wedding Venue: The Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Getting Ready and Reception Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Planning and Coordinating: Gatherings by Stacie
Photography: Smetona Photo
Cinematography: Mawwiage Films
Flowers: Floral Occasions
Cake: It’s All About the Cake
Catering: Iva Lee’s
DJ: Keith Divel
Make-Up and Hair: Tera Stultz for Kacee Geoffroy Make-up Design
Bridal Gown and Headband: Vera Wang by David’s Bridal
Bride’s Reception Shrug: Anthropologie
Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors
Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG
Men’s Tuxes: Forever 21
Pianist: Eric Belvin
Lunch Catering: Chick-fil-A
Make sure to leave some love for the happy couple!!!
From the Bride
“Chase and I envisioned an “old world, Spanish” style wedding to embark us into our marriage. I knew my wedding would be filled with natural, desert like tones with pops of color like burnt orange, mustard yellow and olive green. Chase and I chose to have our wedding at the Casa Romantica because the venue put to life everything we had imagined. The original 1920′s tiling, rounded archways and succulent gardens left us with no hesitation. Being a bride that was submerged in wedding blogs, Pinterest and wedding shows, I challenged myself to be creative but stay true to the purpose and calling of this special gathering. I added subtle touches to my wedding that made the ceremony entertaining and personal. For example, instead of having my Maid of Honor hold Chase’s wedding band, I held it myself in my pocket. Yes, my wedding dress had pockets! My headpiece was another unique addition to our wedding. I knew a veil was not for me and because I wear headpieces frequently in my day-to-day life I choice to incorporate that part of me into our wedding. The headpiece is actually a belt from Vera Wang’s WHITE collection. I fell in love with it and with minor alterations I was able to transform it into my version of a “veil.” Our favorite part about our wedding day is how much time we spent together. Not only did my husband and I do a “first look” which gave us an extra three hours together prior to the ceremony, but Chase surprised me with a breakfast overlooking the Dana Point Harbor early that morning. On such an important day, not spending it with your significant other just sounds silly! Chase and I broke tradition and couldn’t be more glad!”
Leave some love for the new Mr. and Mrs. Wagner!!!