Vanessa and David have the sweetest love story… they were neighbors growing up! Since they met so close to their home in Milwaukee, they decided to plan their wedding in a place a little further away. After looking for beautiful sunny places that didn’t require international travel, they decided on a Temecula Wedding at Mt. Palomar Winery, where they could be married outside on a vineyard in the sun. A winery wedding is always beautiful, and as you can see below, Temecula did not disappoint. Their ceremony was held outside on La Bella Vista lawn under expansive blue skies with a 360 degree view of the valley. The guests enjoyed the view paired with wine (all aged and bottled at Mount Palomar Winery) during the cocktail hour and spent the rest of the evening outside on the Piatza di Arbole for the reception.
Vanessa and David wanted to optimize their time for portraits on this beautiful day, so we spent the early afternoon exploring Old Town Temecula with their wedding party and utilizing the texture on the historic sun kissed buildings for couple portraits and wedding party shots. We even found a wedding sign at an antique shop that we incorporated into a photo. These guys were ready to have fun, so our time with them felt more like play than work. The white shades they handed out to their wedding party and guests were a nice touch and made the portraits even more fun. And the wood flowers were so unique and such a great eco-friendly idea for bridal bouquets that will last forever. Checkout their unique recycled bridal bouquets!
Lace shoes and blue skies
Bouquets made of wood by Ecoflower
I just had to stop Vanessa at this window to capture her silhouette before she stepped into the elevator. I just love the light, the lines on the ground, her hands, and the light fixtures that seem to point to Vanessa.
These Cuban cigars were great gifts that the groomsmen were able to enjoy, fireside, at the end of the night with David.
David and the groomsmen really getting into being ‘Out West’ in Old Town Temecula.
Vanessa and David shortly after their first look in Old Town Temecula.
The bride and groom kiss in the alleyway, framed by the trees
The shades definitely came in handy for the bride and groom on this sunny day.
His and hers purple wedding shoesTablescape on the Piatza di Arbole at Mt. Palomar Winery
Vanessa’s father, clearly stunned, sees her in her beautiful lace dress for the first time. As parents, we can imagine how emotional and meaningful a moment like this must be.
We had to take a photo with this ‘Our wedding’ sign that just happened to be leaning outside of an antique shop in Old Town Temecula.
The wedding ceremony on La Bella Vista lawn at Mt. Palomar Winery. Vanessa and David’s good friend officiated, which made the ceremony especially heartfelt.
Vanessa and the bridesmaids enjoy the wind out in the vineyard at Mt. Palomar Winery
The sheer back of Vanessa’s halter dress was just so beautiful!
The bridal bouquet, made from wood and pages of old library books.
Vanessa and David in the vineyard.
David dips his bride during their first dance, surrounded by candlelight, market lights and their closest friends and family.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in making this winery wedding a success!
Venue | Mount Palomar Winery, Temecula Winery and Vineyard
Flowers | EcoFlower Wood Flowers
DJ | Sure Shot Mobile DJ
Desserts | Truly Madly Sweetly Bake Shop