how they met

Lacie and Daniel first met while Daniel was working at Foot Locker. Lacie had made an attempt to start a conversation with him, but he was standoffish (Daniel was dating someone at that time, so take it easy on him guys!). So, Lacie went on her way. Some time after this not-so-successful chat, they happen to bump into each other at their local store. There they were in the same isle… he was buying cereal and soup, and she was buying cookies and candy. They commented on their food choices and joked around, and quickly realized they already knew each other from working at the mall together. A few days after they ran into each other, again, at the mall, Daniel held the door open for her and they went on their day. This is when the romance started, one day, she walked up to her car and found a note with “AE GIRL” written on it from Daniel aka “Sports fever guy”…then note was a cute and oh so romantic way oh him asking her out. Well, we all know the response to that note because they’ve been together ever since. Now, tell me you don’t believe in fate!

the proposal

Letters have a lot of significance in Lacie and Daniel’s relationship, so it was only appropriate that Daniel arrange a scavenger hunt for Lacie to propose to her. I mean, how perfect is this!

the wedding

I just loved my time with Lacie and Daniel! Their journey together has been incredible and I felt so honored to be by their side on this special day. These two love each other with no limits. When Daniel talks of Lacie, you feel the love! The entire wedding was filled with beautiful details and so much emotion. 

Lacie & Daniel sure know how to plan a stunning wedding. I loved every detail they included for their big day. One of my favorites was this beautiful ring passed down by Daniels grandmother. 

Lacie talked about how she always dreamt of getting married out in a beautiful garden, filled with greenery and florals, Ethereal Gardens in Escondido, CA was the perfect location for that.

Their wedding day was just perfect besides the unpredictable weather. The day began with some drizzle, 30-minutes from the start of their ceremony, they even debated relocating indoors. I’m so happy Lacie decided to wait it off a bit. The rain stopped just as we were getting ready to start and they were able to have the ceremony they dreamed of. And you know what they say, rain only brings good luck.

Mr. & Mrs. Marvel

But let’s rewind back, some of my favorite moments are when I’m hanging out with the gals. One of the many great things about planning your wedding is getting to do it with your best friends. The gals that make you smile from ear to ear. I always love to see how helpful and excited these girls are for their brides. 

Lacie and her gals were seriously so stunning in their mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Loved how much fun they were having together.

Don’t worry, the boys were having fun too!

In fact, the entire wedding party was enjoying themselves. Probably one of the most outgoing wedding parties to date. Not one complaint. Everyone was truly and genuinely so happy to be there, and to support Lacie & Daniel! 

My, other, favorite part of the day is when I get the bride and groom alone for their sweetheart portraits. It’s a time to get them to relax and soak up the fact that they just said “I do”. The smiles and love gazed eyes say it all.

Don’t worry, we don’t keep them long, we make sure to send them off to their grand entranced with ease! We want nothing else but to have our couples enjoy their reception and the rest of their wedding festivities with no worry.

[I envision our wedding] extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. We want a day to truly represent us as individuals and together as a couple. We knew we wanted an outdoor event space, with plenty of greenery, rustic farm tables, with subtle shades of pink, and a light airy feel all around.

Lacie Lee Marvel

Creative Team

Venue: Ethereal Garden Venue

Photographer: Stephanie Weber Photography

Florals: Flowers By Kendra

HMUA: Nicole Does Hair

Musician: @laurenarasim

Vow Books: Sam Allen Creates

Cake: Susies Cakes Bakery

Wedding Favors: A few of My Favorite

Video: Sean Fresh Films

Dress: Posh Brides San Diego

Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bride

Invitations: Minted

Dj: Mike Farmer Entertainment