California is for lovers. Lauren and Andrew’s Mount Palomar Winery wedding in Temecula, California was the perfect union between luxury and celebration. Traveling all the way from the UK, Lauren and Andrew’s California winery wedding couldn’t have been anymore perfect.
Lauren and Andrew have traveled all throughout Europe from picturesque city to picturesque city. However, they chose Temecula, California for their enchanting day. When we first began chatting about their big day, they had a vision of celebration and being surrounded by their closest friends and family. Combined with cherishing their celebration, they wanted their people to enjoy the beauty of Southern California.
From the second I arrived at Mount Palomar Wedding to begin photographing Lauren and Andrew’s day, I could just feel the excitement in the air. Each meticulous looked stunning against the blue skies and old-world style of the winery. The lush vineyards stretched their way to the horizon capped with mountaintops. Lauren and Andrew chose the perfect venue to compliment their love story.
The excitement in the bridal suite as Lauren slipped into her Pnina Tornai gown was overwhelming. The gown, adorned with delicate lacework, effortlessly complimented her beauty and elegance. Through happy tears and glasses of sparkling wine, Lauren spent the rest of the morning preparing to walk down the aisle to her groom. While emotions were running high in the bridal suite, Andrew’s guys made sure that he was dressed to the absolute 9s. He looked the part of a classy, old-Hollywood groom as he walked up the aisle to await his bride.
Lauren’s grand entrance as she walked up the aisle to Andrew was straight out of a movie; I still can’t wrap my head around the Tuscan-styled gates. Once many tears were shed through heartfelt views, the new Mr. and Mrs. were ready to celebrate!
One of the most memorable moments of Lauren and Andrew’s Mount Palomar Winery wedding day was getting to steal them away for some golden hour portraits. I didn’t know it was possible for the vineyards to look anymore beautiful, but the way the golden light danced across the valley below was breathtaking. The soft glow of the setting sun cast a magical ambience that was indescribable. Witnessing Lauren and Andrew reveling in the beauty of their wedding day was something I will never forget. Having been a bride myself, I know how quickly the day flies by. Being able to capture some quiet moments for them was an honor.
After we caught the last moments of sunlight, Lauren had the most iconic dress change for the wedding reception. She changed into a fun cocktail dress, lined with feathers and it was such a fun vibe. After all, Lauren and Andrew wanted it to be a celebration, right?! The rest of the evening was spent dancing under the twinkle lights and stars above, laughing together, and enjoying every last second of the most magical wedding day. Once the guests’ feet were tired, and their bellies grumbled, a Southern California staple came through: catered In-N-Out. *I’ll take a double double, please!
Lauren and Andrew’s Mount Palomar Winery wedding in Temecula, California was nothing short of magical. From witnessing another chapter in a love story unfold to soaking up the beauty of wine country, every moment was filled with the celebration and joy the couple was searching for. Their wedding day truly emulated the essence of a Southern California destination wedding.
Cheers to the happy, adventurous couple. I can’t wait to see what awaits you in the chapters that lie ahead.
Photography – Laura Burns Photography
Venue – Mount Palomar Winery Weddings
Gown – Pnina Tornai purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair + Makeup – Hair and Makeup by Hana | Sky Q Makeup
Officiant – Bethel Nathan
Florals – Sweet Stems Florist
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