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Romantic Forest Wedding in Temecula

I’ve been told that this wedding took place in California but if I had to guess, I would have sworn the magic occurred in some far-away secret forest. The celebration radiates pure joy, filled to the brim with romantic details, and Sposto Photography was there to make sure nothing was missed. Soak up this beautiful happily ever after from start to finish right here.

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From Sposto PhotographyJenny and Jeff chose a soft pastel pallet for their wedding. Perfect for spring! Nestled in the back woods of Temecula, CA the 350-acre property of Temecula Creek Inn offered some incredible locations for photos. The girls all got ready in an adorable cottage on site sipping champagne, telling secrets, and gussying up! The boys got ready nearby and enjoyed drinks out of their custom whiskey decanter grooms gifts. After the intimate first look under the canopy of an old oak tree, the bridal party all moved up the road to the secluded wedding site featuring a gorgeous stone cottage built in the 1800′s. Live piano music played as guests arrived and found their seats amongst the beautiful tree canopy backdrop. It truly felt like walking through a forest fairy tale. Everyone laughed and cried as the groom shared his memorized vows while looking into the eyes of his beloved. Everyone cheered when the bride and groom shared their first kiss. As everyone moved towards the reception area just over a tiny bridge, they found their seats by looking at the hand lettered window panes creatively decorated in floral draping. As the sun went down the candlelight lit up the party that was about to begin. The photo booth was packed all night as dinner was served in the stone house. The cake was cut on it’s small porch while people watched from the dance floor. The party rocked all night with Jenny and Jeff’s choice of a live funk band who tore it up!

Photography: Sposto Photography | Floral Design: Jenni Hill | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bar And Catering: Temecula Creek Inn | Bridal Hair: Liz Rivas For Sweeter Than Honey | Bridal Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridal Makeup: Jessica Maduro For Allure Salon And Spa | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaid's Gowns: Mori Lee | Bridesmaid's Makeup: Monique Moralez For Sweet Cheeks | Formal Wear: Friar Tux | Photobooth: Mobile Photo Booth | Wedding Band: Dirty Sugar Managed By Scott Cummings Music | Wedding Film: Paul And Kelly Kahler | Wedding Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

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Romantic Wilson Creek Winery Wedding

A bold bride is a fabulous bride in my book. A beauty who is willing to steer away from the norm, even in subtle ways. Take this stunning lady for instance… donning a vibrant turquoise statement necklace, dressing her bridesmaids in gorg black gowns from Two Birds Bridesmaid and kicking aside heels for comfy flats. I think she has the right idea and it’s just the start… there’s so much more to love about this wildly beautiful day from Wai Reyes Photography.

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From Wai Reyes Photography… Brittany and MJ are as awesome as they come. We hit it off from day one, despite them needing to bend so low just to hug me back. I never felt so short until I met these two, who are like supermodels in looks and in build (bride is 6′ tall). I knew from our first meeting being part of their wedding would be one of the highlights of my year. I first met with Brittany and MJ in 2012 for their 2014 wedding. I thought then, “wow, they sure are taking their time!”. And they did, with plenty to spare. Everyone was in good spirits on the day of, family and friends were all excited with anticipation, and there was not a single dry eye as the two said their I Do’s.

What I especially liked about this wedding was how laid back it was. Brittany wore the teal jewelries to match her emerald engagement ring that she wears everyday and opted for flat sandals for her bridal shoes. I’d like to go on record in saying that she’s probably one of the easiest brides to get along with: she’s not only beautiful and funny, but she’s as real as it gets. And one can agree that’s perhaps the traits MJ loves about her. He can’t not look at her and not have a smile on his face; and likewise. As their wedding photographer, capturing moments from a couple who are so happy and in love is the best part of the job.

Photography: Wai Reyes Photography | Floral Design: The Bloom Of Time | Wedding Dress: Panache Bridal Studio | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Reception Venue: Wilson Creek Winery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid | Hair And Makeup: Design Visage | DJ: Battleson Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Bridal Shoes: K Jacques | Wedding Invitations And Wedding Programs: DIY

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Elegant DIY Wedding at Temecula Creek Inn

Elegant garden weddings are pure magic to me. They just seem to blend everything I love most about weddings effortlessly into an evening I could stare at all day long. And when We Heart Photography is behind the lens, doing so is extra enjoyable. Join me here.

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From The Bride…We were middle school acquaintances turned into high school and college sweethearts. To us, it was so unexpected, but God’s plan is perfect and wonderful. The minute we got engaged, Elias’s mom started buying me every wedding magazine on the stands within a 50 mile radius. I couldn’t even say how many pages of Martha Stewart Weddings that I have flipped through. I wanted something with a classic, yet garden feel. As soon as I chose our color pallet of black, white, and gold, the rest all fell into place.

The DIY projects were out of control (I blame, yet praise Pinterest). I made all of the signs around the venue, which was time-consuming, but so worth it. I created my own stencils with the chosen fonts of our wedding and used chalkboard markers on every piece. The ribbon wands took the most effort. After the idea was given to me by our wedding coordinator, Greg Sack, I decided to make them on my own. Over 100 white-painted dowels and black and gold sequin ribbon spools later, I had made the perfect take-home gift for guests and a unique way to exit the ceremony with my new husband. I also made the fabric garland that hung in front of the stonehouse. I made it the day before the wedding and was ready to throw it in the trash if it looked less than perfect, but it worked like a charm! If you asked my husband what DIY he remembers, he’ll remember bringing me endless Starbucks drinks as I sat on my living room floor jamming out project after project.

My favorite moment was seeing Elias at the end of the aisle. My heart could have beat right out of my chest. His adorable hands covered his face. Everyone watched, yet I felt like it was only us looking at each other. We decided not to text/call/Instagram anything from after the rehearsal dinner until to moment we saw each other down the aisle. My stomach was in knots all night. The moment we saw each other again was like being reunited with my best friend after missing him for what felt like months. All of the weeks of preparation were for this moment. God’s presence was so tangible to me, and it was the most incredible feeling to see my almost husband looking at me for the first time as his almost wife.

Advice…Don’t communicate the night before the wedding. My favorite moment of the best day of our lives was thanks to our decision to do this. It was so hard, but so incredibly worth it. Take the last night before your married and celebrate with your bridesmaids, sisters, mother, or family. It makes the night special in so many ways. Don’t sweat the small stuff. As easy as it is to be frustrated that the best man has drank enough for the entire bridal party, it’s not worth the stress and drama. Be flexible and in moments of anxiety, turn to your new husband. They tend to be wound a little less tightly on the Big Day, so they have wedding day advice gems (like Eli: ‘Chlo, today is all about us. They’re having a great time. That’s exactly what we wanted this night to be: fun). Cherish every moment. From the flower girl wearing the wrong color shoes to your best friend breaking out the Ray Bans for his rendition of ‘Gangnam Style’, you’ll want to soak it all in. As stressful as the day can be, let the stress melt into memories. When it comes down to it, the day is all about you and your brand new hubby. Kiss when you want to kiss. Dance together until the last song plays. Take a huge deep breath and look at the view around you, because it goes by all to quickly.

Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: Greg Sack | Florist: Leaf It To Lexi | Cake: Michelle's Bakery | Hair: Tresa Young | DJ: Timmy D. Productions | Cinematography : Forrey Films | Gown Designer: Allure Couture | Makeup: Meg Wilson | Men's Formalwear: Vera Wang | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

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