Every time I visit Temecula, I can’t help but think about weddings.  The acres upon acres of rolling vineyards, the cute little wineries dotting the countryside, the almost too perfect to be true weather… it’s like the wedding gods plopped its pretty little existence right down in Southern California just for the purpose of saying “I do.”  And this darling day captured by Pure Love Photography?  It’s a Temecula masterpiece with breathtaking florals from Daily Petal, a sweet rustic vibe and a dazzling Mr. and Mrs. loving every last minute.  Click here to see it all.

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From the bride… I’m not sure how it happened, but every piece of my wedding came together seamlessly, starting with the bridesmaids’ dresses that I found at a buy & sell boutique on three different occasions! The handmade invitations and programs, custom handmade dresses from Etsy for the flower girls to the beautiful hanging floral frames from our amazing florist The Daily Petal. I was worried about merging my very rustic vintage decor with the very Tuscan wine country setting but I think it turned out beautiful. An added bonus was all the beautiful handmade signs built by my father and the gorgeous centerpieces provided by Donna Fredriksen. It gave it just the perfect touch.

Our Pastor Patrick kept everyone in tears with his sentiment and humor. He really made our moment so special and one we’ll never forget!

As the evening wore on and the girls and I switched into our boots, our DJ (Richard from KSDJ) rocked the house blending a little country (my fave), a little top 40 and of course a little middle eastern dancing music to blend together the diverse tastes of my now beautiful blended family. I really couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Wedding Photography: Scott + Melissa Love from Pure Love Photography | Wedding Venue: Gershon Bachus Vintners in Temecula, California | Floral Design: Daily Petal | Event Design: Donna Fredrickson | DJ: KS DJ | Wedding Invitations: The Bride | Wedding Dress: Lian Carlo via Mon Ami Bridal | Men’s Attire: Friar Tux | Hair + Makeup: Gods & Heros

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And a great big THANK YOU (all caps style) to the Cook Islands for sponsoring this week of fabulous here on SMP California… and for the entire week of tropical island daydreaming ahead.  Seriously.  It’s going to be fabulous. xoxo

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