Adam & Amber’s Elegant Temecula Wedding

“The smell of salt lingered in the air as they walked, their toes sinking in the wet sand, leaving the only footprints on the entire beach. The two walked hand-in-hand with nothing but the silver moonlight guiding their way and the breeze lifted her hair off her shoulders in a golden trail behind her. Her white dress fluttered at her ankles as his heart fluttered in his chest on that warm evening on the Spanish beach. It was finally time. She was unexpecting of what was to happen next as today was his birthday, and that had to the reason this moment felt so magical. She couldn’t have been more wrong. As he set up his camera to take a “photo,” he set it to record a video of this incredible moment in time. And there, in Spain with the vast ocean just feet away, he got down on one knee and took her hands in his, asking her to become his forever better half. Her hands shot up to her mouth and slid over her eyes as she tried to comprehend what was happening. And of course she couldn’t give her answer fast enough. “Yes!” Later, when they watched the video back, the sound of the crashing waves muted their voices; something that they actually loved as their actions did all of the talking. This moment is theirs forever and what was said was only for their ears to hear…”

Fast forward to the most beautiful Spring day in Temecula, California: Adam & Amber’s wedding day. There was a soft breeze that rustled through the leaves of the vineyards while we all stood and waited for her to appear around hedges. Adam’s heart pounded a little faster than everyone’s, in the best way. We were in the middle of rows and rows of grape vines, a surprise location secluded in the winery with large wooden arches that made it even dreamier than it already was. And as her white veil danced behind her in the wind, he smiled and wiped away tears as he laid his eyes on the most beautiful bride he’d ever seen. Guests held champagne flutes in one hand and delicate fans in the other, smiling the whole time she stepped arm-in-arm with her dad. We all took in their fairy tale ceremony as it flew by, followed by wine and husband and wife portraits in the vineyard. If you couldn’t tell by now, my heart was fluttering with joy as I captured these two in photographer Heaven, not to mention every beautiful detail of the events that proceeded their ceremony. I absolutely loved their inclusion of bicycles throughout the day to commemorate Adam’s past biking experience; bicycle bottle opener favors, a rose gold bike with flowers in the basket, embellished wheels at their bar, and even the lining in Adam’s coat! We then traveled to their reception location, another hidden spot tucked away in the rolling hills of wine country. We took more stunning portraits, rose gold bike included, and they danced the night away in pure bliss. And their tabs capes! Swoon! Perhaps one of my (many) favorite parts of their reception was their same-day cinema edit by Hoo Films. Everyone huddled around in their coats and relived memories that happened only hours ago, and there wasn’t a dry eye under those twinkle lights, including mine! What an incredible day…Adam & Amber, it has been a pleasure taking care of you two throughout this entire experience. From our engagement session with your pups, Bella and Beau (rest in peace sweet boy), to your destination day, I have loved every single moment with you. I’m so elated for you and I’m so excited that #thewongwaitisover! So raise you favorite glass of wine and toast to this new chapter in your story, one that is just beginning and will take you so far, even beyond Tailand 😉 Cheers!



The Wedding Team

Wedding Coordination: Amy with LVL Weddings and Events

Bride’s Gown: Watters

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Floral Design: Carla Kayes Floral Design

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale and Adrianna Papell

Cake Design: Laura Marie’s


Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffrey Hair and Makeup

Getting Ready Location: Ponte Vineyard Inn and Wilson Creek Winery

Ceremony Location: Merlot Mesa at Wilson Creek Winery

Reception Location: The Stone House at Temecula Creek Inn

Live Music: Mike Wilson Music

DJ: Pro City DJ

Photography: Karlee K Photography

Cinematography: Hoo Films

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals and Rustic Events

Paper Products: Victoria York Design

Watercolor: Pink Puddle Studio

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The Gear Used for This Wedding…

Kelly Moore Songbird • ThinkTank Airport Security V2.0

Cameras & Accessories
Canon 5D Mark III (2) • BlackRapid Camera Strap

Flashes & On-Flash Modifiers
Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT (2) •  Canon Speedlite 430EX II • Rogue FlashBender 2

Canon 50 1.2 • Canon 100 2.8 • Canon 24-70 2.8 • Canon 70-200 2.8

Lens Accessories
Canon 67mm Filter • Canon 72mm Filter • Canon 77mm Filter

Lighting Essentials (Natural Light)
ExpoDisc 82mm White Balance Filter

Memory Cards
SanDisk 64GB CF Card • SanDisk 64GB SD Card • Sandisk 32GB CF Card • SanDisk 32GB SD Card

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