Romantic Tuscan wedding inspiration at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

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A few lessons from today’s Tuscan wedding inspiration: 1) Italy can, in fact, be brought to California, 2) Food can be as pretty as flowers, and 3) Little cakes can be as impressive as big cakes. (Though you may already know that last one if you’ve seen our wedding cake gallery.) Tres Chic Affairs + Third Bloom + a whole slew of talents made each of those happen + more over at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista.

Thanks to Shane & Lauren Photography for sharing all the deets, big and small.

Wedding portrait

Invitation suite

Bridal bouquets

Remember when this Watters wedding dress popped up in another shoot on the blog? Obviously very versatile.

Wedding hairstyle

Wedding boutonnieres

Groom portrait

Bridal bouquet

Bridal portrait

Wedding party portrait

Feeling rather inspired by this color palette right here.

Cal a Vie wedding chapel

Wedding portrait

Cal a Vie Wedding destination

Molly of Tres Chic Affairs says, The best part of the day was during the ceremony within the chapel filled with candles when the late afternoon sun was shining right through the stained glass window and onto the bride and groom, giving them the most heavenly glow as they said I Do. So breathtaking.

Escort cards

Romantic Italian inspired wedding tablescape

Limoncello Thyme cocktails

Wedding appetizers

Place setting

Floral arrangement

Romantic Italian inspired wedding tablescape

Italian inspired wedding food

An Italian inspired wedding is never complete without food as incredible as the flowers. Cal-a-Vie’s Curtis Cooke prepared a Crostini bar and Limoncello Thyme & Tuscan Pear cocktails. We’ll assume the whole spread was appropriately devoured!

Fresh berry pizzette

Italian inspired wedding food

Italian marble inspired cake

For the tablescape we wanted everything to feel rich but organic. The plant-dyed table runner and arrangements filled with fresh fruit, berries and herbs perfectly complemented the antique brass and vintage glassware, and The wood burned menus with distressed gold leaf detailing were inspired by many of the weathered stone walls that are found within the streets of old Italian towns. We created an intimate and lush sweetheart table with a special treat for the bride and groom, a fresh berry pizzette, as a perfect start to a rustic feast. As if the gorgeous Italian marble inspired cake wasn’t enough…

Vintage Italian scooter

Vintage Italian scooter

Honestly, we could not fit all this beauty on one page, so here ya go…


We’re kinda still in awe. Thanks to the folks below for the heaps of inspo.

Photography: Shane & Lauren Photography / Venue: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa / Design & Coordination: Tres Chic Affairs / Floral Design & Styling: Third Bloom / Hair & Makeup: Unveiled Bridal Beauty / Invitations: Haley Betlem / Menus & Signage: Nic.Roc Designs / Cake: Hey There Cupcake / Food & Beverage: Chef Curtis Cooke, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa / Rentals: Archive Rentals / Wedding Dress & Maroon Bridesmaid Dress: Watters from The Dress Theory / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Models: Anastasiia Ostapovich, Vadim Ostapovish, Jasmine Ramos, & Cindy Reed

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A Tuscan Wedding Inspiration @ Taylor'd Events on Jul 30, 2015

[…] in Tuscany would be just as dreamy as a wedding could possibly get. And this inspiration from 100 Layer Cake, shows you exactly why. Plus the flowers in this shoot are just stunning, I love the pink, […]

Wedding Sparrow on Jul 13, 2015

Gorgeous!! xoxo

Shane Hopkins on Jul 13, 2015

Thank you for the feature! This was such an incredible shoot, all the vendors were amazing!!

Molly Stark on Jul 13, 2015

Thank you so much for featuring our styled shoot! This was a dream come true and so much fun to dream up! We had an amazing team.

Cal-a-Vie Elegance | Archive Rentals on Jul 13, 2015

[…] Check out our full feature on 100 Layer Cake! […]

Couture Boudoir | Charlotte Photographer on Jul 13, 2015

This is such a lovely wedding and they did such a fantastic job at bringing Italy to California. Fabulous post!

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