This wedding is so very “California” that I’m really excited to share it.  Not being from California originally, I think I still get impressed with all of the beauty it has to offer, which is one of the reasons I love featuring California weddings.  We can have beach, mountain, and desert weddings.  And then there are the winery weddings.  So grab some coffee (or some vino!), and enjoy!

Vendors: Photographer: Joel Llacar Photography (via Two Bright Lights) /Venue and Event Planning:

 From the bride:
As far as DIY – I designed my own dress and had it made in the Philippines. We did wishing tree instead of the normal guestbook, and I hand cut and ribboned each tag since I wanted it personalized. For the flower girls I made the sash with flower and also their basket. I made petal cones for the seats at the ceremony, favors were jars with a logo of our names K +R filled with my favorite chocolate covered gummi bears and his fave raisinettes. I made the bride and groom chair signs, used apples for the name cards for each plate, and used a birdcage for the cards. Most every paper used for the wedding were made by us. 

The whole thing was special and meaningful for us. Searching for a location, vendors, deciding on every detail, back and forth drive to Michael’s arts and crafts because I want to find the right color of ribbon for the guest tree tags, sleeping at 5am to make a flower sash for the flower girl’s dresses and especially how my family helped out in every way. We most definitely loved driving to Temecula all the time for detail meetings it was our little getaway in between preparations, after the meetings we would go wine tasting hopping all the time and until now that even the wedding is done we still always go to temecula wineries.

How much do you love those shots of the couple in the vineyard?  I’m partial to that last one myself.