Inspired by the Italian countryside, and the idea of a beautiful dinner al fresco, this group of talents set out to recreate that magic and showcase just the right details for incorporating the same look and feel into your wedding day. Those talents include picture perfect images by Ashley Kelemen and design and florals by one of our favorites Sweet Emilia Jane. It’s dusty pastels set against the lush greenery of wine country and topped off with the prettiest of cakes by Stevi Auble. See even more here.
With this shoot, we really wanted to pay homage to the beautiful wine country in Temecula but with an Italian flair picking a muted palette of dusty purples, blues and grays, and full of lush, elegant details. Rather than using more traditional autumn colors, we wanted the shoot to feel timeless and clean for year round inspiration.
We shot at a private venue with breathtaking views of the gorgeous surrounding vineyards which set the mood for the entire shoot. Under the shade of a lush old pepper tree, Emilia created a tablescape rich with texture and our moody palette, pulling in subtle, classic touches through crystal votives and vases filled with organically modern floral arrangements. The same luxurious florals from the table were mirrored in the incredible bridal bouquet and the rich greens over our wedding arch, all of which complemented the gardens around the estate perfectly. The selection of vintage chairs and benches from Pow Wow really created a cozy, elegant vibe around the table. The artfully creative food from roomforty made the table setup feel extra special, and, of course, a stunning cake rounded out the meal perfectly! The venue has so many unique spaces to use for cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and we loved the lounge areas Pow Wow created in each where our bride and groom could relax and spend time enjoying their day.
Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Wedding Cake: Stevi Auble | Catering: roomforty | Hair and Makeup: 10.11 Makeup | Grooms Attire: H&M | Venue: Private Estate | Bridal Gowns: Kirstie Kelly | Design, Florals + Paper Goods: Sweet Emilia Jane | Furniture Rental & Set Styling: Pow Wow | Glassware, Flatware, China: The Vintage Table Co. | Model: Bride: Christina Riddell | Model: Groom: Ian Riggs | Photo Assistant: Captured by Aimee