Our first California wedding exceeded our expectations in every way!!! That golden Cali sunshine glowed warmly from dawn till dusk! It was a perfect day full of amazing food, amazing wine (Rachel is kind of an expert), and of course GREAT friends! I couldn't get enough of the architecture at their wedding venue Hacienda de las Flores - it was a photographer's dream! Combine that with Rachel's gorgeous palette of blush, lace, ivy, eucalyptus, and heirloom details...SWOON! Alex and Rachel, may every day be as lovely and full of warm friendship as this one! 

So beautiful Rachel!

Rachel wore her mother's veil along with her grandmother's pearl-lined headpiece! My FAVORITE detail!!!

She also wore a bracelet engraved with their wedding date! Love that it's roman numerals!

I've never wanted to be a bridesmaid so badly! Look at this AMAZING two-piece ensemble from Morning Lavender - my favorite store!

Such a sweet momma!! 

Is this not the most dreamy venue?!

My vote is that ALL wedding receptions should be outdoors under a golden sunset!

Both Alex and Rachel attended the Culinary Institute of America (yes, CIA jokes were made), so the food was of utmost importance to them. Butter & Salt Gatherings exceeded every expectation!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hacienda de las Flores • Florist: DIY • Photography: Cassi Claire • Catering: Butter & Salt Gatherings • Hair & Makeup: Michelle Nacar • The Shoes: The Frye Company • Bridesmaids' Dresses: Morning Lavender • Groom's Tux: Macy's • Men's Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank • Ties & Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar • Tie Clips: Tammi James • Invitations: Hello Hapa • Favors: Plain Jane • Music: Hella Fitzgerald • Cake: Susie Cakes • Signs: We Are Clay Studios  • And a very special thank you to my AMAZING husband & second photographer Chris!

Cassi Claire is a California & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!