The Enchanted Forest Castle: Happily Ever After Wedding

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Stylishly Aubree Lynn


Once upon a time a boy met a girl and their relationship continued and deepened for many years. That boy eventually decided this was his one and only and made her dreams come true when he proposed. Then he created a kingdom where he would take her hand in front of his royal court and seal the deal on September 21 at The Enchanted Forest Castle in De Luz Valley, between Fallbrook and Temecula.

When we were invited to our friends wedding at The Enchanted Forest Castle, my first thought was this means absolute formal elegance. I reached out to a few great dress designers and decided to meet with Miriam of Baza Couture.  Like a princess, I chose the perfect gown.

Out of three options, I chose a deep blue, lace-beaded gown, nude lined with a crinoline bodice dress. It spoke to my figure and my vision of what this evening was going to hold. Being a stylist it is not about the presentation, but about wearing the most appropriate attire for the occasion.

The date was quickly approaching. So, I reached out to Paul Mitchell School and was pleased to have make-up artist Ali Padilla to help prepare me for the occasion. I showed her the dress and said what I was envisioning. She nailed it.

My husband matched my attire in a dark blue and black suit with a white colored shirt. Aubree Lynn and Travis Russell were ready to depart for De Luz Valley and begin an evening full of elegance and adventure.

As we approached the gates of the Enchanted Forest Castle, we were lead by a lake with coy fish and swans.  The setting included castle-like architecture with cascading stairs, and uniquely shaped bushes and trees with hanging greenery.

As the wedding began, guests ascended the stairs to an intimate area with a gazebo.  To bring more elegance and artistry to the ceremony, the best men held swords, and the bridesmaids looked fairytale elegant. Then it was time for the bride to arrive.

She entered with an instrumental song that resembled Disney’s magical influence. We all stood to watch the beautiful bride, who was dressed in a Cinderella-style ball gown and a tiara to complete her elegant look.

The prince took his soon to be bride and the ceremony began. Tears flowed as the prince gently held his princesses’ hands; and affectionately kissed them as the ceremonial words were spoken.  Then the formal kiss occurred, and the couple was now officially Mr. and Mrs.

The crowed cheered as the bride and bridegroom walked through a sea of bubbles out onto the Castle’s gardens where a reception took place.  

Then we were all called to our seats in the courtyard. The song “Beauty and the Beast” began to play and we all stood to congratulate the newly wedded couple as they enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife.

Soon after, the bride and her father danced to the beautiful and appropriate country song “Butterfly Kisses.” Bridegroom and mother danced to “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz.

Then it was time for everyone to celebrate with more dancing. We hit the floor and danced under the twinkling lights that sparkled off the reflecting lake.

Could this evening have been more spectacular, and fairytale like?

I say, “Definitely not.”

The royal couple pulled out all the stops and included every detail they could think of to include guests of all ages. A prince married his princess, making it official in front of his royal court.

My special thanks to Miriam @bazacouture for the dress that made me feel glamorous and beautiful.  It was sheer joy to wear this amazing gown that made me feel like a princess. Thanks to Ali @aliidoesitxo of Paul Mitchell for the amazing make up that was first class.  I offer special thanks to my husband and escort, Travis, who helped to photograph this special event.

My sincerest congratulations are extended to Ross and Ashley Poole. May the essence of this day always make you feel the love, happiness and joy of the people who love you most; and never forget the happily ever after that will always be a statement of your love. You truly are a fairytale couple. “Thanks for this incredible adventure.”   

Aubree Lynn is shown at The Enchanted Forest Castle wearing a design by Miriam of Baza Couture.

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