Wine Country Meets Tropical Flair in Gorgeous Wedding Styled Shoot

What do you say to stunning 360° views that allow you to drink in everything that is So Cal wedding beauty at Emerald Peak Venue?! We say yes!  This exciting tropical inspired styled wine country shoot hosted by Alexandra David, Creative Leader for this Styled Shoots Across America event, brought together some fabulous and popular trends: sweetly bright coral tones, joyful floral displays, and a surprising pop of palm leaves playing off the rustic vineyard elements make for a truly unique-to-So-Cal aesthetic. All of this wedding gorgeousness adorned an elevated plateau that overlooks the surrounding vineyards, where beautiful stations awaited their allotted time in the light.  And OH! What light there was!   The models were at their brightest and most polished, reflecting the bright, beautiful and colorful mood of the day.  From unique balloon-scapes, to a vintage three wheeled mini-truck, converted into a mobile craft beer bar, the colors popped, but the balloons did not!  Thanks Alexandra for this pop of freshness and purely perfect style!

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Emerald Peak Venue

Whether you are looking for a rustic country feel, a vintage chic look, or a classic ranch style wedding Emerald Peak is the perfect canvas to create your wedding!

Emerald Peak is tucked away in Temecula, California on a secluded hilltop with 360-degree views of orchards, vineyards, and canyons.

Emerald Peak’s rustic country style venue with a dazzling view of the coastal landscape is the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy a truly So Cal celebration.

Other: Brand Talent//Design and Decor: Rustic Peony Co//Equipment Rentals:Nuage Designs, Inc.//Cake Designer:Sweet & Saucy Shop//Favors and Gifts: My Favorite Sweets//Design and Decor: OC Brides//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Friar Tux Shop//Other: Bubbles and Brews//Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Event Planner: ALEXIEVENTS//Other: Mia's Martini//Design and Decor: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals//Favors and Gifts: Everything Done To A T//Design and Decor: Mommy Poppins Balloons//Etsy Designer: Epanoui Grace Hair Pieces//Invitation Designer: Invitation Maven//Calligrapher: Kokomo Creative//Floral Designer: Taste of Honey Co//Event Venue:Emerald Peak Venue//Other:Styled Shoots Across America//Photographer: Lori Phillips Photography//

Temecula Winery Wedding is a Bright and Sunny Ode to Simple Elegance and Love

Priscilla and Daniel's winery wedding was an ode to simple touches than communicated a lot of love [and a little purple!]. They celebrated their next step surrounded by loved ones at the gorgeous Falkner Winery wedding venue in Temecula, Ca. With a lawn ceremony, showcasing the rolling hills of the vineyard as backdrop, and a super fun wedding reception to follow in the restaurant, this day shone with their bright and sunny joy and love. 

Photographer:   Michelle Peterson Photography//Groomsman Attire: Men's Wearhouse//Bridesmaid Dresses:David's Bridal//Floral Designer: Kwasney Designs//Cake Designer:Tasteful Cakes//Jewelry: Jared//Other Location: Falkner Winery//

Winery Wedding Video Highlights Love, Beautiful Land and an Awesome Sunset!

We love our local wineries and the people who work so hard to bring the age old tradition of farming the land [and making wine!] to life in our day and age. And of course we love local winery wedding venues! Check out this winery wedding highlight reel by Aspect Media Works! 

Bride Rosie tells us "David and I have met in San Diego four years ago and fell in Love immediately. Our engagement was an absolute fairytale so I knew I wanted our wedding to be the same. As a hairstylist and makeup artist I have been behind the scenes at so many weddings, so going into planning our wedding I knew exactly what we wanted and what we didn’t. 

We chose to keep it small and romantic so we chose Milagro Winery which is hidden in the hills of Ramona. It is an absolute dream venue! Their day of coordination was amazing and made my dream a reality not to mention they have really good wine. We also found a one stop shop with our caterers, they provided all the food, cake, beverages, linens, and rental furniture decor. They were a breeze to work with, they completely customized our menu to stick with the BBQ/comfort food we wanted. 

When it comes to the day-of everything went off without a hitch thanks to all my amazing vendors. We had a small 60 person wedding with just close friends and family. It was very important to us to keep it personal and intimate, so we had my husbands best friend that he was in the Marines officiate our ceremony, which made it perfect.  The reception was just as amazing, from the great food, flowers, music, and company it’s definitely a day we will remember forever. And now can relive it everyday with our amazing video and pictures we have. Our videographer was such a breeze to work with and really captured the pure emotion and joy of that day and I can’t thank him enough for that. "

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Wedding Venue: Milagro Winery

Wedding Video: Aspect Media Works

Wedding Photographer Holly Sigafoos

Wedding Florist: Brandi Kwasney

Wedding Catering, Rentals and Cake: John Little Catering  

Cookies by The Cravory   Nothingbundtcakes.com 

Specialty Cakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes

Photo Booth by Pixster

Bridal Beauty by the Bride @dolledupbyrosie

Transportation by Bolt Transportation

Gown Designer Pre Owned Maggie Sottero

Groom's attire by: Express

Situated just east of here in Ramona, at 2,400′ elevation and bathed in Southern California sun, Milagro Winery [and Organic Farm!] enjoys warm days and cool nights, an idyllic climate for producing flavorful grapes. Our 110 acres includes drip-irrigated, drought-tolerant vines, with 11 different varietals, an organic farm, abundant fruit and nut orchards and a stunning crush house and wine cave. Tucked into the Ramona Valley, our property features a naturally rolling landscape dotted with impressive granite boulders and Coast Live Oak trees and is nourished by deep onsite wells and granite-rich soil. Milagro embodies the essence of a commitment to working in harmony with the land. 

Richly Colored Orfila Vineyard Wedding Celebrates the Ultimate Winery Wedding

David + Monica are made for each other. One is a lawyer. One is in law school. They are grounded, smart, and confident when you meet them and together, they bring out a tenderness and sweetness in one another, and at times, a little spark of silliness. She smiles big. He can’t take his eyes off her. Their incredible Fall wedding was at one of our all time favorite San Diego area wedding venues; Orfila Vineyards & Winery, with breathtaking views and a tons of charm. This wedding had an amazing team of experts ad pros to bring it together: Orfila's event manager, Steffi, executed a flawless day, as always, Simply Adina Floral designed the most beautiful burgundy and maroon-colored flowers – perfectly festive and perfectly Fall, Sound Prodigy  supplied not only the tunes that kept the event moving but also the up lights and event coordination, and Kristen, at Bijou Beautiful, made the Bride and her best gals look stunning, and VG Donuts & Bakery delivered quite the decadent dessert spread bringing the whole day to its rich and warm and fulfilling ending! And thankfully Light of Love Photography was there to capture it all!  

Photographer:  Light of Love Photography//Caterer:Toast Catering//Dress Designer:Enaura Bridal//Beauty: Bijou Beautiful//DJ: Sound Prodigy//Bakery:VG Bakery//Floral Designer: Simply Adina Floral design//Reception Venue: Orfila Vineyards and Winery

Winery Wedding Celebrates with Family, Culture, and the Perfect Finish Line!

This lovely Orfila Winery wedding is the perfect blend of love, culture, great food and fun for our Wedding Crush Wednesday feature! Originally from Evian, France, Kevin met Mariesa in 2013 while living in New York City. Kevin proposed on the beach in Hawaii in 2015 after competing in his first Ironman World Championship. As a nod to how much triathlon is part of their life, the couple made their grand entrance into the reception by breaking through finisher tape!! The couple also very much wanted to incorporate and honor elements of both Kevin's French heritage and Mariesa's Filipino heritage throughout the wedding - they did so with both French and Filipino decor, language, traditions and delicious food from both cultures throughout the day.  And we have to note that Kevin wore one of our favorite looks for the groom; a very French, very gorgeous, blue suit...which to us is a tour de style!

30 some years ago, 5217 miles separated Mariesa and Kevin at birth. And somehow all those thousands of miles of separation matter not, because on balmy New York City summer night in July 2013 the world brought them together. As destiny would have it, the very 5217 miles match the same numbers as this international couple's wedding day, 052017!  Team Portmann is now embarking with Kevin as a first year pro competing in triathlon living in Oceanside, with his Sherpa Mariesa by his side. Go team Portmann! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Orfila Vineyard & Winery
Wedding Photographer: Shadowcatcher Imagery
Wedding Video: Pixels & Motion Studios
Event Florist for Decor / Bouquets: JLH Blooms
Wedding DJ: Music Phreek
Caterer: Terra Catering
Croquembouche - Traditional French Wedding Cake: The French Gourmet
Bridal Hair Styling: SoCal Hair & Makeup
Bridal Gown: Kleinfield Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mishka
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An Old School Spanish Haceinda and Vineyard for Your Wedding is Right in San Diego's Backyard!

How did we not know about Hacienda Vineyards wedding venue before now??! All this time we've been sitting here on the coast, thinking about driving to Temecula for a fun winery experience, not realizing that there was a gorgeous, old school, Spanish styled hacienda and vineyard just twenty minutes from downtown San Diego! It's like stepping back in time to a beautiful, relaxing, abundant era of riches and style. Take a peek at this gorgeous styled shoot by Photographer Amy Millard on site at Hacienda Vineyard and tell us you don't want run down there for a glass of wine and a relaxing day of soaking up the trees, with the surrounding hillsides lush with 9 acres of foliage framing a never ending sky that watches over their vast lawns 1930's era Spanish House.

The grand Vineyard Hacienda-style residence at Vineyard Hacienda wedding ceremony and reception venue was carefully constructed in the 1930s in true old-style Spanish tradition; adobe, red Spanish tile, and authentic hardwoods add an element of history and tradition. Vineyard Hacienda offers an extensive variety of locations, both indoor and outdoor, to meet the needs of even the most discriminating guest, and is above all fabulous secluded, private, secure, and peaceful gated property in a unique and beautiful event setting.

Temecula Wine Country Vineyard Wedding Shines with lots of Love and Bright Colors

From bright orange florals and bridesmaids, to indigo suits and paisley ties, add in a darling mint green VW bus, gorgeous vintage rental elements and an eye popping view and you get this Wine Country Wedding in Southern California's Temecula Valley that really stands out for its style and color! 

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Photographer:  Leah Marie Photography//Ring Designer:Ernesto Rassi Design//Musicians: OC String Ensemble//Bakery: TRULY MADLY SWEETLY BAKE SHOP//Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony//Bridesmaid Dresses:Zara//Hair Stylist: Beach Bridal Beauty//DJ: DJ Ross with Ross Creations//Floral Designer: Soiree Design & Events//Dress Designer:Stella York//Caterer: villa de amore//Reception Venue: villa de amore//