Cozy Rustic Winter Wedding: Bessy + Austin Say "I Do" in California

This winter wedding by onelove photography makes us feel all sorts of cozy comfort – we just want to cuddle up by the fire and have a nice hot cup of coco.

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The bride looked absolutely lovely in a wedding dress by Jin Wang.

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The beautiful stationary is done by Compass & Cloud – in keeping with the gold-tipped theme that the couple wanted. It matched the wedding decor perfectly, echoing the gold dipped candles, gold dipped vases, gold dipped antlers for centerpieces, gold dipped bark pencils and whatever else Christie & PJ of Going Lovely could get their hands on to dip.

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How lovely is this venue? The Union Hill Inn is absolutely picturesque!

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From the bride: My favorite part of evening Christmas Eve church service growing up was the candle lighting ceremony. Everyone receives a candle as they walk in, which are later used to illuminate the church as the lights are turned off and music plays. We decided to re-create this at our wedding which ended up being quite the perfect solution to the power outage. Everyone kept their candles lit even after our guitarist Jason finished singing, then using them to light the way to cocktails! What an unforgettable view we had from the alter.

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We love this intimate moment the bride and groom take after the ceremony to just enjoy each other.

From the bride: We decided to skip part of the cocktail hour to enjoy some private time, appetizers, and our signature drinks by the fireplace at the alter. As we lifted our glasses for a toast, we heard a thunderous roar from the barn chapel below as our guests celebrated the power coming back on. Right in time for the reception!

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The table assignments were done with vintage cowbells which was an homage to the bride’s nickname as well as to the mother-of-the-bride’s fame for ringing a cowbell to corral the bride and her brothers in for dinner and to communicate her enthusiasm at all of their athletic events.

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Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Amari Productions | Florals: Maison De LaCroix | Wedding Dress: Jin Wang | Cake: Corner Space Cakes | Stationery: Compass & Cloud | Stationery: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Jewelry: BHLDN | Jewelry: Elle-même | Catering: Lunch Lady Catering | Hair & Makeup: Minia Makeup | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: DJ 2Degrees | Band: Before The Brave | Groom’s Attire: Taylor Stitch | Groomsmen’s Attire: The Cordial Churchman | Groomsmen’s Attire: JCrew | Transportation: VIA | Accessories: Mignonne Handmade | Bridesmaid’s Fur: LC Love Collections| Ceremony And Reception: Union Hill Inn | Chalkboard Art: Swoon Custom Chalk | Event Design & Coordination: Christie & PJ Of Going Lovely | First Dance Choreographer: Annemarie Of The 8Count | Rentals: Milk Glass Vintage Rentals | Shoe Designer: Sole Society | Wedding Candy: The Candy Store

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