Katie... I have known Katie since she was like 10, we have camped with her and her family in Yosemite and were a part of the same church for years... She has always been a cutie, always with a giggle and a smile... but just seeing how she has grown into a beautiful young woman can take your breath away. Clearly she has taken Joe's breath away. With friends and family in attendance these two became "so married" on May 29th at the Faulkner Winery. One of my new favorite venues... EVER!
I couldn't wait to share this wedding, so these photos are taken by me, my Katie and Darcie. When we get the professional photos, I will probably do another post, because I am sure they will blow these away. This was one of those times, I wish I was a photographer and knew what to do with the amazing light, scenery and gorgeous people.
As a guest, after driving past some beautiful vineyards in Temecula you find yourself here. Walk downstairs, past some wine barrels and out into this view... through several archways covered with white star jasmine, you are seated in a beautiful english garden. Rolling Hills and Grape Vines green with spring all around you... Kind of a long post, but please enjoy Katie and Joe's Wedding.
From the moment I saw this venue online, I was smitten! I have seen wineries, vineyards and english gardens, but to have them all combined along with a beautiful day, a beautiful bride and groom and a special family... I was so excited to be a part of Katie and Joe's day.
picture by my Katie... future Wedding Photographer
I have seen my share of just married couples, but these two have just beamed at each other from the day I met them.
I love this shot of Katie and her parents... the backdrop for the day was to die for.
Of course a close up of the bouquets and Sher (Maid of Honor and one of my July Brides) insisted on the "bouquet face" picture.... they are all so beautiful.
A few of my favorite images Melanie and Baby Luke, Katie and her Grandma getting caught in her veil, Katie and one of her girls, and of course Jessica helping bustle her dress.
This was the other arrangement for the night, done on a very unique candelabra. Also done with Hydrangeas, Roses, Sweet Peas, Spider Mums, Lisi, Button Mums and Wax Flower.
One of our centerpieces from the day...filled with wine corks, Hydrangeas, Blue Bird Roses, Lisianthus and Sweet Peas.
These are Katies' beautiful shoes that her parents got for her in Italy only a few weeks before... I didn't quite capture the great color, but set against the AMAZING BACKDROP... they were perfect.
Thanks Katie and Joe for letting us be a part of your day. I can't wait to see the photographers pictures from the day! You guys were GORGEOUS that day both inside and out. What a beautiful day.