Gianna & Marcus- I honestly feel like I will NEVER get sick of sharing images from this wedding. Held at Galway Downs in Temecula, Ca, truly a venue of DREAMS. I was lucky enough to shoot twice there in two weeks, and I have never been more impressed with a venue as I was there. The staff is fantastic, the food DELICIOUS, and the setting is like something straight out of my very own bridal dreams. Everything about the whole day was SO SMOOTH, it really was fantastic.
It has a huge and well decorated bridal suite, and a roomy groom suite on the other end of the property. The ceremony site is surrounded by white rosebushes, streams and little waterfalls, wooden bridges, ponds, and centuries old oak trees. The reception area is a giant modern barn able to be dressed up and decorated to suit your style.
Gianna and Marcus chose to have a modern mixed with classic elegance, and a hint of rustic flare. Flowing greenery garlands, white lanterns with black tablecloths, tons of gold accents and candles and a perfect three tiered cake. Gianna’s dress and hair was vintage glam inspired, with glam makeup and a cathedral lace trimmed veil. Gianna really loves the dark, warm and moody style of editing, which is think is perfect to add a little extra dramatic emotion to all the images!
They opted to not have a first look, but instead exchanged letters to get them extra excited to meet at the altar in front of all their family and friends. We were able to take all the bridesmaids and groomsmen photos ahead of time, so cocktail hour was a breeze with family photos first, the entire bridal party all together, which left me some time with the bride and groom alone to roam all about the amazing property that is Galway Downs.
It is so easy to see the adoration and love these two share, and it was truly my honor to be such an integral part of their wedding day! You can also find their video Instagram teaser trailer HERE (Videographer, Chris Zeltner, my handsome husband) !!! Enjoy some of my favorite images from this truly perfect wedding.
***UPDATE! You can now view their extended wedding highlight film Here!! Or just watch below!!
Joie de Vivre!
I sure hope you love these images as much as I do! A truly beautiful and heartfelt wedding, and it was my pleasure to turn those moments and etch them into forever, never to be forgotten.
Joie de Vivre!