From the photographer: Rebecca and Austin had the most beautiful intimate vineyard wedding on a Thursday. They chose to have an intimate ceremony in front of close friends and family at Lake Oak Meadows wedding venue in Temecula, California. This was our very first time at Lake Oak Meadows and we were swooning over pretty much everything. Lake Oak Meadows is positioned deep in the heart of Temecula wine country. We love how it is off the beaten path from the rows of other Temecula wineries. Lake Oak Meadows wedding venue offers up a stunning lakeside private ceremony and reception site nestled among the vineyard and rolling hills of the property. The grounds are sprawling with colorful blooms and sheltered by lush trees, it truly is a wedding photographer’s dream venue. So if you’re ready for some rustic elegance then keep on reading!
We were so excited when Rebecca and Austin hired us as the photographer’s for their wedding. We first met the couple for their engagement shoot at Lake Oak Meadows last year. They were so warm and kind and clearly very in love! After capturing such beautiful engagement photos at Lake Oak Meadows we could not wait for the big day!
The day began in Lake Oak Meadows amazing bridal suite where the girls were getting glammed up by Shelby McElroy & Heather Molchanoff. After hair & makeup it was time for champagne and bridal party photos. We loved capturing Rebecca and her girl’s around the grounds. This bridal party was just stunning! And can we all just take a moment for Rebecca’s gorgeous wedding dress from Bridal & Veil? And speaking of her veil, my goodness- I have no words. Rebecca was the epitome of classic elegance on her wedding day.
The ceremony took place beneath a floral adorned arbor created by Blooms by BreesaLee. Post ceremony Rebecca and Austin’s excitement was contagious. Three photographer’s from the Emry team showed up to photograph Rebecca and Austin’s wedding and they had all three of us smiling from ear to ear during their couples portraits. In between kisses and us posing them they would look at each other and utter the sweetest things to one another.
The couple made their grand entrance with friends and family cheering them on. The night continued with good food, great company, dancing and laughter. We snuck them away once more for some night photographs because when you’re at Lake Oak Meadows you need to take advantage of all the fire fountains which are pretty incredible and entirely unique. The couple danced their last dance out on the dock while guests filled the veranda and watched. The night ended with Austin carrying Rebecca over the threshold into one of Lake Oak Meadows overnight suites.
It was such an honor to be a part of this beautiful wedding day and get to know these two sweet souls.