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Rustic + Romantic Tuscan-Inspired Vineyard Wedding

A California vineyard wedding infused with a touch of Tuscan elegance might just be the definition of paradise. And in this case, the romantic reality for these lucky lovebirds. Honey Honey Photography captured every moment, from Bella Flora’s soft bouquets to the rustic chic reception. Join me in the gallery for more smile-inducing snaps – and in our Vault for even more rustic wonders.

 

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From The Bride…When I first knew I loved Kyle was when he surprised me with a date to the pier in San Clemente. Before this date, I had never visited the pier even though I lived in Orange County my whole life. Once we got to the pier the sound of crashing waves hitting the shore automatically set the mood for the perfect night that lay ahead. The pier was completely empty and we walked hand and hand as we talked under the twinkling stars. That night we sat and talked for hours and I found out that he was more like me than anyone I had ever met. When it became too cold to stay outside anymore Kyle and I didn’t want the night to end so we returned to Kyle’s car to talk some more. Even though I needed to wake up at five in the morning for work I stayed out until three just talking to Kyle, wanting to know more about this wonderful person who seemed too good to be true. This pier has a special place in my heart, and is also the place where Kyle proposed to me.

I wanted our wedding to be soft and romantic with just a hint of a Tuscan elegance. I wanted a close family atmosphere where our guests could relax and mingle while enjoying our wedding. The best part of the whole wedding for me was sitting at our sweetheart table and looking out towards all our friends and family who were laughing and having a good time. This made my day seeing everyone happy for us and seeing all our hard work and planning come together.

My best advice for future couples is to stay true to what you want. Weddings are a lot of hard work and determination, but in the end everything is worth it. Don’t sweat the small stuff and be happy. Because remember at the end of the day you are marrying your best friend and that is all that matters.

From The Groom…I hold the “L” word in high regard. Erika knew this early on in our relationship. But with more and more time spent together things started to become more and more natural. I knew that I felt more for her then just some girl after spending a lot of time just talking with her. Night after night, talking and spending time together until the wee hours of the morning, I started to know she was the one. Then one evening as we were hanging out and laughing and getting to know each other even more, we had a moment, and without even thinking about it, the words came out of my mouth… “I love you” and she sat there startled, and I did too, but we smiled at each other and I explained to her how much she meant to me, and how I truly did love her.

Photography: Honey Honey Photography | Floral Design: Bella Flora | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Catering: Europa Village | DJ: Local DJ Boy | Venue: Europa Village | Bridesmaids' Robes: Silk And More | Flower Girl Dress: Tea Princess | Garter: Garter Queen | Groom's And Groomsmens' Attire: Men's Warehouse | Guestbook: Kowaikuma

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#BridalBeautyBreakdown: Naturally Gorgeous

All good things must come to an end: today we have Alyssa Danielle’s final beauty look featured in this stunning Wiens Family Cellars photo shoot from Plum & Oak Photo and Kelsey Rae Designs. But here’s the good news: we also have all the tricks and products you’ll need to recreate it! Rock this subtle smokey eye and soft berry lip on your wedding day or at your rehearsal dinner—either way, you’re sure to wow.

GET THE LOOK

Skin

Begin by moisturizing your face with a moisturizer such as Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre. For dry skin, try adding a few drops of Argan oil into the moisturizer. For oily skin use a mattifying primer such as Kryolan Perfect Matte Primer. Also try Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Primer for normal to dry skin.

Eyes

Begin by applying MAC Prolongwear Paint Pot in Perky to the eyelids and add MAC Arena on top. Using a blending blush, add a variety of light brown shadows into the crease of the eye. We added MAC Shroom onto the brow bone. Be sure to blend your shadow so no lines can be seen. Apply a gel liner of your choice. Try using MAC 263 angled brush to get a nice clean line. Curl lashes and then apply false lashes and mascara.

Concealer & Foundation

To make the eyes pop in this natural look, apply concealer to blemishes and dark circles. Next, try using Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply foundation of your choice. Use a damp beauty blender to blend foundation and achieve an airbrushed look.

Brows

Run a spooly comb through your brows. Next, use an angled brush to fill in brows with a brow powder and comb through brows again with a spooly to help blend in the powder.

Cheeks

Apply a pale pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Next, add bronzer to the areas of the face where light naturally hits such as the top of your cheeks, jawline, and forehead. Be sure to use a light hand when applying bronzer as a little can go a long way.

Lips

Start with a lip primer to assure lipstick will stay all day. To get this bold lip, we used Urban Decay 24/7 lipliner in Turn On and MAC Plumful lipstick.

Finishing Touch

Apply a translucent setting powder such as Purely Cosmetics Diamond Diamond Perfect Finish Powder to your t-zone area. Set makeup with a setting spray such as Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Naturally Gorgeous Product Recommendations
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Makeup Tips: Alyssa Danielle | Photography: Plum & Oak Photo | Event Styling: Kelsey Rae Designs | Venue: Wiens Family Cellars

#BridalBeautyBreakdown: Orangey Glow

This gorgeous photo shoot at Wiens Family Cellars from Plum & Oak Photo and Kelsey Rae Designs took place among the orange trees in the sunny Southern California city of Temecula, so it seems only natural that the incredibly talented makeup artist Alyssa Danielle would be inspired by the sweet citrus fruit to create this glowy look. With a bronze goddess glow and bright orange lip, this look is perfect for summer—and your wedding!

GET THE LOOK

Skin

Always start with a clean fresh face. Begin by moisturizing your face with a moisturizer of your choice. If you have dry skin add Argan oil into the moisturizer. For oily skin use a mattifying primer such as Kryolan Perfect Matte Primer after moisturizer is applied and absorbed. Another favorite primer is Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Primer.

Eyes

For eyes, start with MAC Prolongwear Paintpot in Indianwood on the lids of the eyes. Next, using a blending brush, add a mixture of brown eyeshadows to to the crease of the eye using the Becca Ombre Nudes Palette. Sweep a skin tone color to the brown bone to help define the brow and brighten the eye area. Apply lashes and add mascara to help blend natural lashes and false lashes together.

Concealer & Foundation

For great, lightweight coverage, try NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the color the best matches your skin. Next, apply foundation that doesn’t contain sunscreen such as Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, or Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro using a stippling brush. Foundation products that contain sunscreen will result in a flat-white complexion in front of a camera. Always use a damp beauty blender to help blend the foundation in to achieve that airbrushed look.

Brows

To get that perfect brow, use a spooly brush to comb through your brows. Next, use an angled brush to fill in brows with a brow powder and comb through brows again with a spooly to help blend in the powder. For a good brow powder, use Anastasia Brow Powder Duo.

Cheeks

For a soft summer cheek, sweep Stila Convertible Color in Petunia onto the apples of your cheek. Apply bronzer to the tops of the cheeks, jawline and forehead to give yourself sun-kissed look. Next, add a highlighter above the bronzer on the cheeks and brush up towards the temple. Be sure to use a light hand for both the bronzer and blush, as a little can go a long way.

Lips

To get that bright orange lip color, first apply Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer. Next, use Smashbox Always Sharp Lipliner in Melon followed by Inglot Lipstick in 37.

Finishing Touch

Apply a translucent setting powder such as Purely Cosmetics Diamond Diamond Perfect Finish Powder to your T-zone area. Set makeup with a setting spray such as Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray to ensure your face glows all night!

Product Recommendations: Orange Glow
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Product Recommendations: Orange Glow
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Makeup Tips: Alyssa Danielle | Photography: Plum & Oak Photo | Event Styling: Kelsey Rae Designs | Venue: Wiens Family Cellars

Rustic + Romantic Temecula Wedding Inspiration

As a native California girl , I’ll always have a special place in my heart for anything that can be described as “rustic” and “romantic.” This gorgeous inspiration shoot from Bryan N. Miller Photography is all that and more, and I don’t think I could possibly be any more smitten with the stunning cake, ethereally light dress, and the oh-my-god hanging floral chandelier of my dreams, in the gallery right here.

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Summer
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Elegant

From Carla Kayes Floral DesignFor this styled shoot I was simply drawing from the natural setting- the colors, tones and textures within the site and landscape of Temecula Creek Inn’s Stone House site. My greatest inspiration originated from Bryan Miller’s work in film photography. His shooting style beautifully captures natural settings and the romantic chemistry between the bride and groom.

The pastel blue fabric and a pair of vintage dark copper candelabras became the starting point from which I built upon for the color palette and textures of the table scape, invitations and menu cards.

We dressed the bride in an elegant flowing Sarah Janks dress, from The Dress Theory and our groom in a dark blue suit from Friar Tux. The tabletop was set with pale blue linens, white dishware, chocolate copper flatware, vintage crystal goblets and rusty brown metal chargers. I love warm metal tones with soft colors; the metal also brought a modern touch to the classic tabletop.

As a florist I know the importance that flowers play in setting the tone of the overall space. Wanting a romantic feel, I focused on lush greenery with ivory and pale yellow garden roses with blueberry stem accents. Our local Temecula Blueberry Farm provided the whole stems. I also created a hanging installation piece of Larkspur, Delphinium and greenery to mirror the flowers and candelabras on the table, adding to the romantic look. It really brought a heightened awareness to the unity and love shown by the couple sitting beneath it.

Photography: Bryan N. Miller Photography | Coordination: Katherine Riley Events | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Hair And Makeup: Raeleen Babbel | Calligraphy: Carla Kayes Floral Design | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Bride's Dress: The Dress Theory | Floral Design And Styling: Carla Kayes Floral Design | Furniture Rental: Archive Vintage Rentals | Table Top Place Settings: Anthropologie | Table Top Vintage Goblets: Archive Vintage Rentals

Abby Capalbo

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Romantic Vineyard Wedding

This, my friends, is what we call fate.  Two people who grew up just two miles from each other and hung out at the same gatherings as teenagers, but didn’t actually meet until years later, one serendipitous evening over casual drinks with a mutual friend.  (Sigh.) It’s a story made for the most romantic of movies… and their wedding captured by B&G Photography?  Just as amazing.  See it all here.

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Summer
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Vineyard

From The Bride… Brent and I grew up about two miles from each other, knew the same people and went to the same parties as teenagers but never crossed paths until we met eight years ago over some drinks with a mutual friend. After the day we met we secretly knew this would last forever but were too scared to tell each other because it seemed crazy and didn’t know how it would work with our (what we thought) different life goals but we had to make it last. I had gone off to college and he was chasing his career to become a Firefighter Paramedic but despite the distance and heartaches that long distance relationships bring, we stuck through it! He sealed the deal one winter day in our living room through a song he wrote and sang to me on a guitar that told the emotional story of our lives from day one to that moment. It was truly an incredible night that makes me tear up thinking or writing about it again because of how much we put ourselves through to make it that far!

After Brent proposed it was a week of celebrations and talks of a dream fantasy wedding with family and friends then I realized I needed to wake up and start the actual planning because we chose August of that year!

First thought: LOCATION. Brent and I love wine, it runs through our veins and we have grown to love it together which is why we decided on a winery. It had to be much more than just a “winery” and the location had to be close enough for all our beloveds to attend but far enough to feel like a destination wedding so we were immediately sold on Temecula Wine Country being that we live in Southern California. Luckily I had “scouts” made up of my family to help me pick a perfect winery since I was so consumed with work. My cousin found Falkner Winery and after comparing other wineries and thinking of my vision, it was perfect. They offered the whole package: incomparable location and view, romantic setting, dinner, drinks and an amazing on site wedding coordinator – Krissy – to help piece together my vision for the most important day of our lives.

The mood we wanted for our wedding day was the inspiration behind the overall vision. We wanted to be relaxed and wanted everyone else to share that with us so everything from the band to the color scheme had to set the tone for a light, romantic, calm evening. I envisioned our guests to do the Waltz, not the Cha Cha, as they walked through the beautiful doors of the reception room and the fact that the room had a 180 degree floor to ceiling view of the gorgeous vineyards and setting sun was the perfect environment to for our vision come to life! Our team of talented vendors made everything come together perfectly from the flowers to the cake. All I could say during the meetings with them were the words “simple and elegant” along with colors and they did the rest.

Of all the decisions we had to make the most difficult was to choose a photographer that I felt comfortable with because I have never really enjoyed taking pictures. A friend recommended B&G Photography and my prayers were answered; Jen captured every moment I was afraid would be unnoticed and blended in as if she were not even there which helped us stay natural. She adapted to what we needed and was just so calm! Stunning work that will allow us to re-live the best day of our lives when some moments of the day may fade away with time.

Our wedding day surpassed every expectation I had, it truly was perfect and all the details just fell into place and if I had to do it all over again I would change nothing. All the hard work from all the vendors, our family and friends made this day the absolute best day of our lives and we will forever be grateful.

Photography: B&G Photography | Videography: Juice Box Media | Videography: Hope Boat Productions | Floral Design: Valley Florist, Santa Fe Springs | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Robert Chavira Inc | Band: Tino Productions | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Hotel: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa | Wedding Venue: Falkner Winery | Getting Ready Venue: South Coast Winery | Rehearsal Dinner & Farewell Brunch: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

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