South of the Border, Down Mexico Way, a Charming Ensenada Wine Country Vow Renewal Celebrates Love

The wine country in Mexico is nothing short of spectacular. The “Rita del Vino” was full of so many beautiful colors and landscapes making it the perfect setting for Jamie & Manny's vow renewal. After 13 years of marriage, Jamie & Manny wanted to get back to the basics and celebrate what was truly important between the two of them. They remember their original wedding day as kind of stressful and that style decisions were somewhat taken over by the opinions of their family members. This time around, Jamie & Manny wanted to be comfortable and have the celebration THEY wanted. So they headed south, leaving their 3 beautiful boys at home, and traveled across the boarder to the stunning Encuentro Guadalupe winery for a weekend escape to renew their vows. They had their ceremony on the balcony of their suite and enjoyed every minute of their celebration this time with just the 2 of them.

Photographer:  Paul Douda Photography//Dress Store:Prevue Bridal//Officiant:Blissfully Yours Weddings//Cake Designer: Mallow Mallow//Floral Designer:Teresa Huerta Flowers//Ceremony Location:Encuentro Guadalupe//

Italian Dream Destination Wedding Becomes a Reality

Italian Dream Destination Wedding Becomes a Reality!

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming; birds are chirping; and temperatures are rising. With the perfect Southern California weather in full force, we find ourselves daydreaming and wanting to fill that wanderlust that Spring can bring! Now, after seeing Sharlene and Craig's picturesque Italian dream wedding photos, we are itching to travel to where this story takes place: Florence, Italy. When asked what she would change, Sharlene said that she wouldn't change a thing. After browsing through the gallery, we couldn't agree more. 

Sharlene and Craig had been dating for 8 years when Craig took a knee in their favorite city on the Santa Trinita bridge with the sun setting over the Arno River. The story could end there and still be striking. However, that wouldn't be all of it. Nine months before their planned wedding in Melbourne, Australia (Craig and Sharlene's hometown) both of Sharlene's grandparents passed away. With such devastating events weighing heavily on Sharlene's heart, the couple decided to rethink what was important to them and how they truly envisioned their perfect day to be. All previous plans were scratched, and the couple had 40 of their closest friends and family travel from Melbourne to Florence to share with them the most magnificent wedding the two could imagine.

Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia // Dress: Steven Khalil // Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann // Venue: Villa La Vedetta // Florals: Stiatti Fiori