Old Mission Santa Ines Wedding by Michael + Anna Costa

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Laura and Mason had a beau­ti­fully ele­gant wed­ding day. Located within the breath­tak­ing hills of Santa Ynez Val­ley, these two tied the knot at the lovely Old Mis­sion Santa Ines. The recep­tion was to fol­low at the gor­geous Sun­stone Win­ery. They kept the details sim­ple with neu­tral col­ors and took in the beauty from these won­der­ful loca­tions. Michael and Anna Costa were there to cap­ture all the details and laughs from this cou­ples mag­i­cal day. Enjoy!

Super 8mm Film | Santa Ynez Wed­ding | Sun­stone Win­ery & Villa | Laura & Mason from lolavideo.net on Vimeo.

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Girl Meets Boy…

Mason and I met in the sum­mer before his senior year and my junior year of high school through a mutual friend. He asked me out three times before I reluc­tantly agreed, and for our first date he took me swing danc­ing. I decided I liked him a lit­tle bit. On our sec­ond date, he took me to see the movie “Ever After.” I decided I liked him a lot. We became insep­a­ra­ble. We spent a short time apart dur­ing col­lege, but I never got over my high school sweetheart.

Four­teen years later, Mason unex­pect­edly pro­posed in our din­ing room on a Sun­day morn­ing. He got down on one knee, held out a ring, and said, “will you marry me?” I responded, “thank you!” He cor­rectly assumed that meant “yes.”

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Wed­ding Plan­ning Inspiration…

As an inte­rior designer, I was nat­u­rally very excited about the design of the wed­ding. The design inspi­ra­tion came largely from my Jenny Pack­ham wed­ding gown: roman­tic with a touch of vin­tage. A soft, neu­tral palette against the beau­ti­ful stone of the Villa, along with the amaz­ing vine­yard views, set the mood for an unfor­get­table evening.

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Color Palet…

We chose a soft, neu­tral, roman­tic palette of pale pink, peach, and white.

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Details…

Food and wine were a top pri­or­ity for us. After two tast­ings with Duo Cater­ing, we finally nailed down the menu that had a “gourmet com­fort food” con­cept. The deep fried poached egg that accom­pa­nied the salad course was by far my favorite item of the night! The wine came from our favorite win­ery — Sun­stone!

I was also very excited (and ner­vous!) for our first dance. I always love a chore­o­graphed bride and groom dance so of course had to do one at my own wed­ding. We per­formed a folk style dance to Alexander’s “A Mil­lion Years.”

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Mem­o­rable Moments…

We never got to taste our wed­ding cake! We had a spread of desserts laid out for our guests and the wed­ding cake was placed on the same table. Since it was a sin­gle tiered Ger­man choco­late cake (the groom’s favorite), the guests did not rec­og­nize it as a wed­ding cake and began to cut and serve slices for them­selves. By the time we heard about it, the cake had all been eaten.

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RADDEST Wed­ding Vendors…

Joy Proc­tor of Joy de Vivre. I com­pletely relied on her through­out the entire plan­ning process, and I have her to thank for such a beau­ti­ful and per­fect day. When my hus­band thanked her in his speech dur­ing the recep­tion, I burst into tears!

Michael Costa did an amaz­ing job cap­tur­ing the day. The wed­ding pho­tos we have to look back on are gorgeous.

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Advice to Other “New­bie Brides”…

Keep an open mind and don’t get lost in the minutia!

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Wed­ding Artists | Pho­tog­ra­phy: Michael + Anna Costa Pho­tog­ra­phy | Videog­ra­phy: Lola Film & Video | Cer­e­mony Venue: Old Mis­sion Santa Ines | Recep­tion Venue: Sun­stone Win­ery | Wed­ding Plan­ner: Joy de Vivre | Flo­ral Design: Kelly Kauf­man Flo­ral Designs | Cater­ing: Duo Cater­ing & Events | Band: Stew and the Crew | After Party DJ: Gavin Roy | Wed­ding Invi­ta­tions: Lazaro Press & Design | Light­ing: Bella Vista Designs | Hair: Lind­sey Manos | Makeup: Ash­ley of Lun­aBella Makeup and Hair | Linens: La Tavola Linen

1 Comment

  1. Love her dress! Who’s the designer?

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