Raquelle & Cole
La Caille, May 28
Photography by The Light Seeker
REASONS TO BE THANKFUL
Cole and Raquel met at a church convention in Arizona where she lived, and he was visiting. “He couldn’t take his eyes off me,” Raquelle recalls. “That’s where it all started!” After two and a half years of dating, Cole proposed on Thanksgiving Day. “We were walking our dog behind my childhood home when Cole suggested we hike to the top of a mountain cliff behind us.” Immediately suspicious, Raquel played along, and the pair hiked up to a landing where Cole began not-so-smoothly setting up a camera and clearing the area of sticks and rocks. “I am looking at him knowing what he is doing, and he is looking at me knowing I know what he is doing!” After finally dropping to one knee and popping the question, Raquel gave an emphatic ‘yes’!
Drawn by its castle-like cottages, sweeping vineyards, and lush greenhouse, Raquel fell in love with La Caille as their wedding venue. “The whole property is like a little France, it just has this fairytale quality,” the bride says. The venue/restaurant is also known for its decadent french cuisine, which the couple knew they had to serve to their friends and family.
Raquel and Cole took their beachy bridals in Maui where the dramatic black sand set a moody tone. To carry that feeling into their big day, their wedding palette comprised black and copper tones with accents of white, brown and sage green. The groom also thought to encourage their guests to wear all black, so “everyone looked coordinated and clean-cut,” says Raquel.
IN FULL BLOOM
One of the bride’s biggest wishes for her wedding was for hanging flower arrangements to adorn the space. The couple enlisted Blooms & Co. for the job, who installed whimsical baby’s breath inside La Caille’s tropical atrium. “It was one of the most beautiful aspects of the night!” Raquel exclaims.
A TIP FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS
To entice more of her out-of-town family to join the celebration, Raquel gave many of her friend and family roles during the big day. “One flower girl was my cousin’s daughter, they live in Alaska. My aunt from Ohio was the violinist during the ceremony. The other two flower boys were my cousin’s sons, from Northern California.” Out of 160 invites, the overall turnout includes 152 smiling guests.
After their sparkler-lined send-off, Raquel and Cole honeymooned in Iceland where they traveled the island by van for a week.
Photographer: Megan Kelly The Light Seeker
Venue and Catering: La Caille
Cake: Cake. by Alessandra
Floral: Blooms & Co
Gown: The Perfect Dress
Suit: Tailor Cooperative
Videographer: Blume Media
Rentals: Diamond Event and Tent
Photo Booth: Clementine Photo Booths
You can find more stunning ceremonies at La Caille here!