Chantelle Paige’s Magical Fairy Tale Wedding in the Woods

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle + Coulter are high school sweethearts (aw!) who survived the ultimate test: growing up! And thank goodness because these two lovebirds are clearly meant to be. (Psst: did you see their dreamy engagement session earlier today? SO good!) They wed surrounded by friends, family, and age-old trees on the Santa Lucia Preserve—the first venue they looked at! We’re all a bit captivated by Chantelle’s dress…we can only imagine what Coulter was thinking when she walked down the aisle! With help from Ryder Sloan Events, C + C created their dream day, filled with plenty of personal touches:

We wanted it to feel more like a fun party than a formal wedding. Our pet pig was our ring “boarer” and our dog walked down the aisle, as well. We said our own vows right after I walked down the aisle to a string quartet. They played the song that Coulter lip synced to me in high school in the Safeway parking lot, in front of the headlights of my car. We served breakfast for dinner, family style on mismatched plates. We also hung a swing and set up lots of couches to create the casual feel we were going for. 

Ty French captured every darling detail from the day—let’s have a look!

calligraphy invitation

Such a romantic invitation suite from Aerialist Press!

floral heels

MAJOR yes to these shoes from Chinese Laundry.

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Like a modern day Cinderella!

The Dress

Galia Lahav Wedding Dress

Sparkles? Check. Lace? Check. Something blue? Check! This Galia Lahav ball gown was the first one she tried on—can you believe it?

bridesmaids

The ladies set a mellow tone with mismatched dresses from BHLDN.

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Galia Lahav Wedding Dress

The Ceremony

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

flower stand

 Christine Cater completely outdid herself with the florals! Whimsical blooms popped up all over the place for the most romantic setting!

wedding pup

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

 

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Walking down the aisle and stumbling on my dress as I was trying to walk uphill outside in 6 1/4" heels and looking up to see Coulter saying "wow" then putting his hand over his mouth as he started to cry. I felt insanely loved, fulfilled, and so incredibly ready to spend my life with him. I proceeded to kiss him the second I made it to him and was jokingly reprimanded by Tim, his uncle & officiant of the wedding.

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

The bridal party sat on couches during the ceremony—love this!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

YAY!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Such a fairy tale!!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Galia Lahav Wedding Dress

Chantelle’s upgraded beach waves were by Hair by Chrissy, while Moni Sebestyen highlighted Chantelle’s natural glow with nude and pink tones.

white peony bouquet

 DREAM by Christine Cater!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

The Reception

wedding signage

In memory of Coulter’s recently passed grandmother, C + C asked their calligrapher to paint one of her poems which they hung at the reception. (Chantelle also wore her earrings! So sweet!)

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Found Rentals provided the dreamiest pieces for guests to grab a seat!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

WHOA. How incredible is this?!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

pup cookie favor

LOVE this tabletop setting! The plates are from Frances Lane, the gorgeous velvet linens from La Tavola Fine Linen, and the cherry on top? Cookie place cards by Grace&Gusto!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

More magical florals…total heart eyes.

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Don’t you just love these two??

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

First and foremost, enjoy the insanity of wedding planning. It flies by and you end up oddly missing it. More importantly, enjoy your fiancé during this time, and enjoy saying "fiancé!"

As for day of: don't stress, everything will go wrong and there is nothing you can do about it...so enjoy it and go with the flow. I had zero stress day-of. It was commented on by family, photographers, florist, and staff...literally all because I had that mentality. I found it insanely helpful and clearly, it showed. Say hi to everyone, but take moments to take in everything. Mid-bite at dinner, mid-MOH toast, mid-talking to all your family and friends...just look around and take in all the excitement and love!

Lastly, the thing I loved most that we did is we took a moment to be with one another. It wasn't planned, just a serendipitous moment where we walked back down the aisle and stood off to the side. We were so engrossed in excitement that I think people were unwilling to interrupt us. Whatever the reason, it was one of my favorite moments of the day. Just having said "I do" and getting to really be ecstatic with the man I just promised my life to, it was gorgeous. We even slow danced a little, so technically our first dance song isn't really our first dance!

OHHHHH and I highlyyyyy recommend saying your own vows, I know it's scary and seems overwhelming, but it makes promising forever so much more intimate!

silent disco

The most FUN reception idea ever: a silent disco from HUSH Concerts!

Chantelle Paige Carmel CA Wedding

Yeah, girl! Such a fun and totally dream-worthy wedding for these two love birds who, PS, now have a baby on the way!! Major congrats to Chantelle + Coulter!

photography: Ty French // venue name: Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, California, USA // event design: Bride + Ryder Sloan Events // planning: Lauren Wakefield with Ryder Sloan Events // florals: Christine Cater // wedding dress: Galia Lahav // bride's shoes: Chinese Laundry // bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN // hair stylist: Hair by Chrissy // makeup artist: Moni Sebestyen  // groom attire: Suit Supply and The Tie Bar // videography: Sharkpig // paper goods: Aerialist Press // calligraphy: Evalyn Duke // catering: Santa Lucia Preserve // cake: Susie Cakes // desserts: Smitten Ice Cream // tabletop rentals: Frances Lane // furniture rentals: Found Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // music: DJ Cams // officiant: Tim Draper // lighting: Impact Lighting // photo booth: Smilebooth // ceremony strings: Corelli Strings // silent disco: HUSH Concerts // cookie placecards: Grace&Gusto // rentals: Theoni Collection

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