Green rolling hills, majestic mountains, a clean & simple neutral palette, all wrapped in a classic elegance style – let me introduce you to Amanda & Brad’s stunning outdoor soirée. Amanda & Brad held their beautiful wedding at Temecula Creek Inn, located in Temecula, CA, and it was captured to perfection by Leif Brandt Photography. Wanting to let the natural beauty of their picturesque surroundings show through, they chose a complimentary neutral wedding palette that is oh-so lovely.
From the Bride, Amanda:
How did you meet?
Brad and I met at a bar 🙂 Laurel Tavern in Studio City California. He introduced himself, and we talked all night over drinks. A few nights later he took me to dinner and now we are married!!
What were your Wedding Planning Inspiration and Style?
As far as inspiration/ wedding style.. first and foremost we wanted it to reflect our personalities. We both have classic taste and love the outdoors. We wanted to keep our color palette neutral to not compete with the natural beauty of the outdoors. We wanted it to be beautiful and elegant without being uptight or stuffy, we wanted our guest to be comfortable and feel relaxed. It came together perfectly!!
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
My most favorite memory was reading our vows to each other during the ceremony. During the planning processes we decided it was important to both of us that we individually write our own vows. We planned on doing this months ahead of time but for some reason or another we never got the pen to the paper. We both ended up writing them in our separate hotel rooms the morning of the wedding, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way looking back, they were great! Heartfelt, funny and they mirrored the other perfectly.
A close second favorite moment was during our night portrait session with Leif. In the middle of all of the reception craziness, just after cutting the cake we snuck off with Leif with his camera gear and a flashlight and hiked up a hill onto the golf course for some night portraits (that turned out amazing) From the hill we were able to look down on our reception site, faintly hear the music and see our friends and family having a blast! It was such a nice moment to just breath and take it all in.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My advice for other brides would be to hire an amazing photographer and day of coordinator! Your photographer is literally following you around on one of the biggest days of your life… Make sure you like not only their work, but their personality. And no bride wants to be keeping their reception running on time and making sure things are organized.. Allow yourself to enjoy your day and really be present in the moment. We worked with Lisa Peterson from Happily Weddings and couldn’t have been more pleased with her and her assistants.
Photographer: Leif Brandt Photography|Reception Venue: Temecula Creek Inn|Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Peterson from Happily Weddings|Florals: Enchanting Blooms|Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes|Hair: Meagan Herrera-Schaaf|Makeup: Marissa Fedele|Dress Store: J.Crew