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DIY Vineyard Wedding in Temecula

There are a million ways to inject personality into your wedding. Case and point: this bride who took pieces of her own wedding dress and fashioned a head piece for herself and accessories for her bridesmaids that are as beautiful as they are thoughtful. Feeling inspired? Keep scrolling for more stunning images from the event captured by Aga Jones Photography.


From Aga Jones PhotographyFrom moment I met Brittany & Oscar I knew their wedding day would be special & unique, just like two of them.

Brittany dress was absolutely stunning, not to mention she made lot of changes to the dress by herself to make it her own. She used extra fabric from the dress to make her head piece and special accessories for all bridesmaids.

Brittany & Oscar decided on a late evening wedding at Lake Oak Meadows. The beautiful November sunset made their wedding day truly fairy tale. I was honored to be part of it.

Photography: Aga Jones Photography | Floral Design: Bloem Hill by Nicole Moser | Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride | Cake: Twin Treats by Amy Pilz | Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy | Catering: Lake Oak Meadows | Make-Up: Loli Romo | Hair: Jackie Blum | Coordination: Hayley Radford | Groomsmen Attire: H&M | Wedding Venue: Lake Oak Meadows

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Rustic + Romantic Temecula Creek Wedding

When the venue is as stunning as Temecula Creek Inn, the details that follow are just an added bonus (and insanely pretty if I might add). So is true with this charming fete from Closer To Love Photography. The beautiful bride along with the help of her family and friends, sprinkled this day with rustic touches making it nothing short of perfection. And you guessed it, there’s so much more in the gallery!


From the lovely Bride… Being Southern California natives, my now husband and I knew that we didn’t want to venture far when it came to celebrating the best day of our lives. The second we set foot on the Temecula Creek Inn property, we knew we had stumbled upon something wonderful. Touring the Stone House venue was love at first sight. It was everything we had imagined and so much more. It was rustic yet romantic all wrapped into a sweet perfect package.

We really wanted to create an event that truly represented us as a couple and would leave a lasting impression with all of our guests. We decided a heartfelt ceremony with our close friends and family, amazing food, timeless décor and a lot of dancing was the perfect combination to create this type of affair. I spent the next 12 months planning the perfect wedding. I recruited help from my family and close friends to help make my vision come to life. I knew we didn’t need much as the venue itself was remarkably gorgeous and would set the tone for our day. In the details, we tied together rustic pieces of wood and burlap paired with soft touches of romantic lace and lots of candles. The color palette consisted of a variety of pale pinks, creams and pops of deep red. So much love and care was put towards the creation of our beautiful day. It was an all-out DIY major undertaking, but the outcome was nothing short of perfection.

Our wedding day was truly a fairytale. Guests had to take a tram to get to the secluded venue site. As everyone exited the tram and began the walk down a stone pathway lined with large oak trees, a hand crafted sign read “Happily ever after starts here.” Holding true this statement, at the bottom of the path, it opened up to a sprawling and breathtaking scene. A 150-year-old Stone House along with built in fire pits, bar and dance floor were just a few pieces of already existing décor which we accented with simple yet elegant touches.

Guests crossed over a small bridge to get to the ceremony site where burlap and lace bows lined the aisle seats. A beautiful wooden ceremony arch looked like a floral masterpiece thanks to the wonderful work done by Flower Allie. The ceremony was raw and emotional and captured the hearts of all. On to the reception, it was now time to celebrate! While guests sipped on local wine and brews they ventured around the grounds, taking in all of the beautiful details that surrounded them. A 14 foot wooden table housed our guest book, wishing tree and memorial site, complete with pictures of us and our dearest who had passed. Inside the Stone House guests admired a decorated fireplace mantle and credenza where our engagement pictures were placed among flower petals and candles galore. In another corner guests could not miss the stunning homemade 5 tier wedding cake, compliments of the Groom’s sister, who happens to be a pastry genius. On the same cake table were pictures of our parents on their wedding day, an added touch that was special to us. Hanging mason jars filled with candles were dangled from the Stone House porch overhang. Handmade burlap pillows and blankets could be found near the fire pits for those who wanted to cozy up. Guests found their tables by searching the large vintage window pane seating chart. Burlap runners blanketed each table while candles, lanterns and beautifully crafted flower creations adorned the tops.

First dances, speeches and dinner went by without a hitch and the dance floor was crowded from thereafter. We all danced the night away to our very own hand-picked tunes under a sparkling chandelier. As the night came to an end, we sent our guests home with “s’more love,” delicious homemade s’more pops. Our rustic, romantic and charming wedding was truly a dream come true. 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.

Photography: Closer To Love Photography | Videography: Melinda Gilchrist Video Production | Floral Design: Flower Allie | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Wedding Cake: Homemade By The Groom’s Sister | Bridal Shoes: Toms | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom’s Attire: After Six | Hair/Makeup: Friend Of The Bride | Stationery & Invitations: AMG Design Co. Via Etsy | Wedding Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

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Romantic Al Fresco Temecula Wedding

This wedding has grabbed me, pulled me in and is holding me captive for the day. Maybe even the week. The vintage details from Found Vintage Rentals like this couch for a sweetheart table? Best idea ever. And don’t even get me started on the first look or the groom’s face captured by onelove photography. It’s the kind of wedding that wraps vintage, elegance and romance all into one and you can see it all right here!

Al Fresco

From the beautiful Bride… We wanted our wedding to really be a celebration of our love and the joining of two families and there different cultures. We wanted our wedding to be filled with warmth and happiness, and for people to just eat, drink, and be merry. It was an evening that I wanted to take as a stepping stone into the future of our marriage

We wanted to involve members of our family that had past away but had played a dramatic role in our lives. We set up a barrel and on top placed photos of our loved ones so we knew they were there with us on that day. We also wanted to include photos of our parents and grandparents wedding pictures. Those photos symbolized the example of our parents marriages and what great role models we both have.

The biggest highlight of my day was our first look. I loved sharing those few special minutes with each other, soaking in all the emotion of the day.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Videography: Taylored Productions | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Truly, Madly, Sweetly | Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy | DJ: MDA Events | Grooms Attire: Theory | Ceremony And Reception: Temecula Creek Inn | Makeup: Natalie Rex | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Veil: Demetrios Bride

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