Nothing beats a summer wedding in sunny SoCal and this couple may have topped them all with their vibrant color scheme.

Summer weddings are in full bloom and with a wide array of venues and cities to choose from, sometimes it’s best to stick with a classic beach soiree. Jenni + Peter planned their wedding for July and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. It was sunny, warm and with just the right breeze – very accommodating for them and their guests that drove from near and far.

The day began with the traditional getting ready moments. The wedding party was cheerful, the bride and groom were excited and everyone was waiting in anticipation for the couple to say, “I do.”

Jenni, the bride, chose a gorgeous white flowy gown with custom lace detail throughout the dress. The top of her gown was fitted with a v-shape plunge neck and delicate lace and rhinestone back detail.

Peter, the groom, chose a brilliant shade of blue for his suit with satin trim detail. With accents of orange in his tie and handkerchief it helped the boutonniere to blend in beautifully.

In effort to calm nerves and to have an intimate moment, the couple elected to do a “first look.” The moment was so sweet and full of pure happiness.

One of my favorite details of the day was the bride’s bouquet. Can you say stunning?! It included an array of vibrant colors to compliment their color palette and even had baby kale added in to add texture.

The ceremony was decorated beautifully and included a few personal touches, which made it extra special. The arbor was covered in flowers and even included a candlelight gold chandelier to round out the design. The aisle was covered in a variety of flower petals, the seat ends had mason jar arrangements, and each seat end had a cylinder of additional flower petals to throw out as the bride and groom made their first walk as Mr. + Mrs.

The reception décor and ambiance also did not disappoint. First of all, let’s talk about the venue. Not only did it have a stunning outdoor space, the inside was floor to ceiling windows just like a green house. The natural light was perfection. Each table had a vibrant bouquet, a clear acrylic table number, a special photo of the couple, candlelight and a wood accent. So pretty!

We also broke away from the reception briefly to capture some sunset photos. What would a beach wedding be without golden hour portraits? What was extra memorable (and funny!) about this portion of the day is that us two photographers, one of the awesome wedding planners, and the bride + groom quickly jumped in their getaway car to sneak to the location only to find the getaway car’s battery had died! Oh no! Luckily, the groom is a car guru and got the car running in a jiffy. And then we were off!

Overall, this wedding was perfection. The color scheme was bright enough to cheer up anyone’s day; the couple was an absolute joy to work with and them team of vendors really out did themselves! This is what wedding dreams are made of.

Want more inspiration? View more photos from the day by clicking here.

Vendor Love:

Venue: Five Crowns Restaurant

Coordination: Pure Lavish Events

Photography: Allie Marion Photography

Beauty: Lepique Beauty

Cake: Susie Cakes

Entertainment: Invisible Touch

Photo booth: GC Photo booth

Florals: French Bouquet

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Mr. + Mrs. Barton Say “I do” at the Picturesque Bella Garden Estates. A local Temecula Wedding Venue

 

It was a gorgeous summer day when Joe + Skylar shared their wedding vows. Everything was planned perfectly from choosing a gorgeous venue (Bella Garden Estates), a gorgeous color palette, one of a kind florals from The Floral Craft, delicious BBQ, and of course the best of friends and family were in attendance.

The day started off with the getting ready formalities.

One of the most special parts of this portion of the day were the letters the couple wrote for each other. Cue the tissues…

The ceremony was a definite highlight of the day (as it usually is), and the scenery was among my most favorite I have captured to date. So gorgeous! Joe + Skylar’s vows were so heartfelt and they even had a close family member share a prayer to bless their marriage.

We had SO much fun during the portrait segment of the day. Let me repeat, SO FUN! The wedding party was an absolute blast (we got so many awesome captures…check out our portfolio to see more) and the B+G portion was magical.

See what I mean?!

The Reception was also a hoot. Such a blast! Actually, this is my favorite part of their wedding video too. You can click to watch their highlight video below!

As I mentioned, they did also have videography coverage. Click below to watch now! 🙂

 

You can view more photos from the day by visiting Joe + Skylar’s wedding album. Click here.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR HAVING US! <3

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Chad + Chelsea say “I Do” at the historic Redlands Mitten Building

It turned out to be a perfect day in Redlands the day of Chad + Chelsea’s wedding! The couple had chosen a Roaring 20s theme which was beyond perfect for the historic Mitten Building. Every detail was thought of including a perfectly designed cake by Laura Marie’s Cakes, hand painted wine bottles by the bride with gold and white feathers (for centerpieces), and little tuxedo menus for each place setting.

Chelsea’s dress was an excellent choice for both her personality and theme. What are the chances!? (As you can see below the dress is form fitted, classic lace with a beaded back.)

Their florist Above the Stem Floral Design did such a beautiful job of creating a bouquet that incorporated the theme (feathers in a bouquet….LOVE!) as well as a tribute to the bride’s mother.

There were plenty of memorable moments to be had during the getting ready portion of the day. To view more special moments including a morning jump on the bed between besties, click here.

The couple opted in for a First Look to ease tension, to have a special private moment between the two of them and also to allow for plenty of fun portrait taking. Look how cute they are…

The bride’s dad also planned to have a vintage car parked outside for additional ambiance and of course…picture taking! What a brilliant idea!

(There are WAY more photos than this including the car, but I can only include so many in a blog post. Sigh…. View more by clicking here.)

Let’s talk about the wedding party for a second. As you will see below, they were an absolute BORE! HA! Just kidding. Every single capture with the group was too fun!

How awesome is the gold confetti and matching sunglasses?! Genius idea! Also adding in the train tracks as a back drop doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

After an abundance of portrait taking (our fav!), we then rolled into the important part…the ceremony. The Mitten Building provides an exquisite backdrop to say “I do.” An intimate setting with brick walls, exposed beams, candle light and your loved ones….doesn’t get much better. Swoon!

The reception was a hoot and was filled with heart felt speeches which made you laugh and cry, a crowded dance floor thanks to the DJ (Musical Phunktions), and delicious cuisine.

Overall, this wedding will go down in the books as one of our favorites! Here are a few more portraits to leave you with, and also be sure and check out their highlight video provided by the Allie M. Photo Team! Videography is a new service for 2017 and we are so pleased we are able to offer it!

 

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO (Allie Marion Photography)

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Colleen + Corey say “I Do” at their gorgeous Spring Temecula Wedding

Well, I am just going to put this out there right now…there are way too many photos to share in just one post! I did my best though to narrow down and share only my elite favorites. 🙂

Colleen + Corey’s wedding was an absolute joy to be a part of! The couple is just as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside. Each of their wedding party and guests were also a blast to photograph. (As you will see from the photos below, they were just no fun at all. HA! Yeah right!)

The wedding started off at the Wilson Creek Manor and included bubbly, matching robes and an air of excitement. Below are a few captures of our gorgeous bride!

 

The groom and groomsmen also enjoyed a day of relaxation, brews and guy talk. Despite all of the fun they were having, we still were able to capture a few “serious” behind the scenes moment of our groom.

Next came the pre-ceremony portraits and the backdrop was exquisite!

During portrait hour we switched over to the couple’s wedding venue, Monte De Oro Winery where the portraits got even more fun!

 

Next came the ceremony (I had to cut these photos short in effort to share more portraits. View more by clicking here.)

Let’s not forget how gorgeous the details were! Everything was just perfect!!

 

And finally…portraits of our gorgeous couple! I love how happy they look! Swoon!

 

As I previously mentioned, there are way too many great moments to condense into one blog post. You can view more favorites from the day by clicking here.

Vendor Love:

Getting Ready Venue: Wilson Creek Manor

Wedding Venue: Monte de Oro Winery

Florals: Soiree Design + Events

Dress: Blush Bridal Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu

 

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