Posts Tagged ‘temecula wedding photography’

{ mio + dave | ponte winery wedding }

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

I remember meeting with Mio & Dave for coffee on a cozy winter evening in Brentwood. It wasn’t our first time meeting – her sister-in-law (hi Joyce!) is one of my closest friends and Mio and I were bridesmaids together in Joyce’s wedding. Knowing how awesome Mio & Dave are, I walked into the meeting with all my mental fingers crossed – as they described their dreamy venue {Ponte Winery in Temecula} and vision for the day {an elegant “French country” theme}, I crossed my fingers a little tighter, when she expressed that her mom would be doing the flowers and that the wedding would be a labor of love, I was practically bouncing off the cafe walls in hopes they would book me.

At the end of the meeting, Mio and Dave smiled widely and finally exclaimed, “okay the meeting was just a formality, we knew we wanted to book you from the beginning!” Insert lots of laughter and cheering and happy coffee toasting :)

Their wedding truly was as lovely as they described to me. Mio & her mother worked closely to pull together the rustic theme with bird cages, mossy letters, and opulent florals. They utilized a red and green color scheme that was impressively non-Christmas-y (which I love – you can see another geniusly executed red-and-green wedding here!). They incorporated cultural traditions (like a sake ceremony), but also threw in their own traditions, like having a pie bar (PIE! BAR! THAT’S A BAR OF PIES!) in lieu of traditional wedding cake.

It was a beautiful day and I felt so honored to be there to document it!

{ Thank you to Elizabeth Anne Designs for featuring this wedding! }

{ Brittney + Joey | San Diego Wedding }

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Brittney and Joey held a super sweet celebration earlier this month. It was wonderfully relaxed, laidback and full of so much joy – as I was sorting through the photos, I realized how brightly Brittney and Joey were beaming in! Brittney & Joey shared an emotion-filled First Look which gave us lots of time for fun bridal party and family photos before the ceremony, and enabled us to focus on romantics of the two of them afterwards (among the prettiest smattering of bougainvillea flowers, my favorite!)

The day unfolded beautifully and finished with a sparkler exit at the end of the night and a surprise Brittney’s brother put together for them – a classic Bentley, rented for a stylish getaway!

So cute & clever how the little flower girls had wands instead of a basket or flowers… such a unique idea and they loved their “magic wands”!

Brittney & Joey have 7 brother between them, all of which they included in the bridal party. Love this shot of Brittney & the guys:

{ Heather + Joe | Fallbrook Wedding }

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Heather & Joe were married in a beautiful wedding on Valentine’s Day, set against the backdrop of the Fallbrook hills. Although the holiday itself is already bundled up in an air of romance, it was an extra special day for them, since it marked the anniversary of their very first date a couple years back. The day was filled to the brim with love & emotion – I got a peek of it at their engagement session, but the love Heather & Joe share is truly something beautiful & special!

The details were perfectly inspired by the holiday – a playful pink palette, nostalgic boxed Valentine cards for guests to write messages on, “love” in different languages adorning the tables. The cherry on top was THE most amazing dessert table – heart-shaped donuts, lollipops, white-chocolate covered pretzels, teensy confetti heart candies – it was a feast for both the eyes & tummy!

A big shout out to the fabulous Alicia of In the Now – the day flowed absolutely perfectly & effortlessly thanks to her & her team! Having a good coordinator on your day is invaluable, and I could see how she covered every detail so Heather & Joe could relax 100% & enjoy the day :)

And Heather & Joe – thank you for allowing us to share in such an absolutely amazing occasion. I’m so happy our paths have crossed & feel so blessed to have witnessed your amazing love! Wishing you all the best for years to come!

Venue: Pala Mesa Resorts
Coordinator: Alicia Harnden of In The Now Weddings
Florals: Commerce Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Beauty & the Beach
Videographer: 1Acerex1
DJ: Props FX
Lounge: Lounge Appeal

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