Brian & Melissa’s Gershon Bachus Vintners Wedding Reception

When Melissa’s brother Brad tried telling her that she needed to meet his coworker, she wasn’t convinced. Fortunately, he forgot his lunch at home one day, and she was forced to bring it to him at work. There stood Brian, and it didn’t take more than a moment for Melissa to realize she needed to get to know this tall and handsome mystery man. They began dating shortly after that, and Melissa knew he was the one.

When Brian asked her to marry him, she was ecstatic. The only problem? They had three weeks to plan a wedding before Brian’s big move for work, and they knew they wanted to be married before they left. Believe it or not, Melissa and her father pulled off the most beautiful, intimate backyard wedding you could imagine. With less than twenty people in attendance, it was a blissfully relaxed day. I had the honor of photographing their special event last March. Now that they’ve had time to settle in to their new home and begin life together, they wanted to hold a reception to celebrate with all of the friends and family that couldn’t make it to their wedding ceremony.

Their special evening took place at Gershon Bachus Vintners in Temecula Valley Wine Country.







Stunning florals by Stephanie Pratt with Sweet Pea Floral Creations.



Melissa’s father Dan hired Brian Stodart to play for the night, which really added to the ambiance.




Thanks to these two for connecting me to Melissa! If it wasn’t for them, we probably wouldn’t have met. 🙂



Thank you for having me once again, Brian and Melissa! And thank you to Melissa’s father Dan who put on such a fabulous night!


Venue: Gershon Bachus Vintners

Coordinator: Christina Lesch

Florals: Sweet Pea Floral Creations

Live Music: Brian Stodart

Hair: Letty (714) 457-4043




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