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A Destination Wedding Near Home? See How It’s Done.

Although this Bride promised her father a destination wedding one day, when it came time to plan a wedding, she and her Groom quickly realized that celebrating with close friends and family was more important than the destination. So, with the help of One Blissful Wedding Day, they created a destination wedding feel near home. From the Seniman Calligraphy to the printed bridesmaids’ dresses, this fall wedding is all kinds of magical. See it all, thanks to Chloe Moore Photography, in The Vault!

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From Chloe Moore PhotographyThis sweet couple found a perfect balance between fall elements (gilded pears!) and Southern California always-summer-lightness. Gorgeous calligraphy and florals tied the floral printed bridesmaids dresses in perfectly!

From The Bride…Although I had made a promise to my father at a very young age to have a destination wedding, I couldn’t pass up a once in a lifetime opportunity to plan a perfect celebration with all of our closest friends and family.

We chose to get married in Temecula because the area encompasses all of our favorite things: the outdoors, wine, great weather, and golf. We looked into LA venues, but couldn’t find what we wanted on a budget. Then, we looked into a destination wedding, but quickly realized expenses for our large families would add up quickly. Then, we realized we could create a destination wedding effect just a few hours away. Temecula was perfect.

The Temecula Creek Inn offers different venues: The famous Stone House, and the newer Stone Meadows. We fell in love with Stone Meadows instantly for its laid back feel, modern but rustic design, and the natural backdrop of trees and mountains. We instantly envisioned our friends playing corn hole and dancing under the stars. We were searching for a venue where we could have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner/dancing in the same area, as well as the ability for our friends and family to stay on site to create a more inclusive and familiar vibe, as well as creating less logistical stress on the big day.

The venue did not need much “doing up” which made the planning process and the details much easier for me. I knew from the moment we got engaged that I didn’t want to get obsessively caught up in the minute details and lose focus of the purpose of the bigger picture. That’s not saying that I didn’t have my moments analyzing the differences of dessert tables, guest books, etc., but I think we did a great job keeping things in perspective.

We chose to get married in the fall since it’s our favorite season… I chose a color palate of golds, greens, burgundy and blush to complement October in wine country. For the gilded pear place settings we used actual pears and spray painted them gold!

After changing my mind countless times, I finally fell in love with the Chantilly lace wedding dress with the low back details. I wanted something classy, timeless, and feminine, and I was lucky to find it all!

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Photography: Chloe Moore Photography | Coordination: One Blissful Wedding Day | Floral Design: Carla Kayes | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Invitations: Paper Source | Bride's Shoes: Chinese Laundry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Guess | Catering: Temecula Creek Inn | Makeup: Heather Birch | Hair: Jennifer Mader | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Rustic Events | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Rustic Elegant Winery Wedding Filled With DIY Details

This may have been a fall wedding but the vineyards surrounding Wilson Creek Winery were bursting with gorgeous shades of green, amplifying an already beautiful celebration. Captured by Aga Jones and Le Reve Productions, it’s overflowing with delightful DIY details from the personalized wooden place cards for every.single.guest to these handcrafted signs – and lucky for you, we’ve rounded them all up in one place to enjoy; head to our Vault for more!

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From the Bride… We were high school acquaintances turned into college dating and then reconnected years later by the help of a good friend. To us, it was meant to be that we ended up together at the right time in our lives. From the beginning of the wedding planning process we knew we wanted to have a wedding in October since fall is our favorite time of year. We wanted our wedding to have a relaxed feel but the style to be rustic and elegant. After searching for the right venue, we decided on Wilson Creek Winery, nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Temecula. Our ceremony took place in the middle of the vineyard, where we and our guests were driven to a beautiful, unique private sight in the center of the grape vines. The natural beauty and rustic structure gave us the intimate ceremony we wanted.

Our wedding decor was unique and special to us because my Mother handmade all of our wedding signs and decorations on her own. My mother is the most creative person we know, so we enlisted her help with making the rustic signage. She deconstructed shipping pallets, then stained and created all of the hand painted signs. She also hand painted 150 custom wood place cards for each guest at the reception. The custom wood place cards were a long and tedious task, but they turned out amazing and were a great memento that our guests loved.

The floral arrangements that Flower Allie made for us were exquisite! We wanted to create a soft, romantic theme with the florals so we used Juliet garden roses, cafe ole dahlias, silver dollar eucalyptus, hypericum berries, ranunculus, dusty millers and succulents.

There were so many special moments of our wedding day but one of my favorite memories was when I saw Randy at the end of the aisle tearing up when he saw me walking in. My heart could have beat right out of my chest! Everyone watched, yet we felt like we were the only two people there.

My husband, Randy, is a USC Alumni and huge fan along with his brother and his Dad. I give Randy so much credit for letting us plan our special day on one of the biggest USC games of the year! From the matching USC cufflinks that Randy gave to his father and brother (which they all wore!) to the humorous speeches mentioning the game, the USC game was definitely a recurring theme throughout the night.

As we look back we can’t help but think how incredibly blessed we are. We owe thanks to our loving families, friends and amazing vendors who all played an important role in creating the best day of our lives. Overall, it was a perfect night and our wedding was beyond our wildest dreams!

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Photography: Aga Jones Photography | Cinematography: Le Reve Productions | Floral Design: Flower Allie | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Cake: Cake To Celebrate | Invitations: Fab Unique Design | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Makeup: Mercedes Moorman | DJ: Unique Mobile Sounds | Groom's Attire: Michael Kors | Venue: Wilson Creek Winery | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Whimsical Summer Wedding at Temecula Creek Inn

I remember learning about this gem of a venue a while back but with this revisit right here, I’ve become convinced, that had I married in the Golden State, Temecula Creek Inn would have been the place for me. One look through Sposto Photography’s pics in our VAULT and I bet you’ll join me in falling in love with this pretty piece of land and all the whimsy and romance it holds – see it all right this way!

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From Sposto Photography… This whimsical wonderland wedding featured so many wonderful elements. The touches of coral, violet and lavender, the antique furniture, and the majestic stone house were just some of the elements that made this wedding extra special. It’s stunning design and eclectic look brought this romantic wedding to life. The bride was ushered through a set of doors over 100 years old to see her beloved for the first time down the aisle. The party was equipped with a vintage lemonade stand for refreshments, and a lovely seating area by the fire inside the stone house. The dancing lasted all night with the help of Dirty Sugar, a vivid cover band providing the funk and soul stylings of artists like Michael Jackson and Etta James.

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Photography: Sposto Photography | Cinematography: Joe Stein | Coordination: Hayley Radford | Floral Design: Finicky Flowers | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Invitations: Minted | Band: Dirty Sugar | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Bridal Boutique: Mon Amie Bridal Salon | Rentals: Madam Palooza Emporium | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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