Temecula Creek Inn – Lauren + Randy at Stone Meadows

Lauren and Randy were married at one of Temecula Creek Inn’s gorgeous wedding sites, The Meadows. It sits atop the property and gets the prettiest afternoon glow as the sun sweeps across the sky throughout the day, which is just the best for photos!

Lauren was first introduced to me through her wedding coordinator Taylor Callahan of Love and Laughter Events, and it always means the world to me when a wedding planner trusts me enough to care for their clients. This referral was even more special, because Taylor was one of my first #JennaJosephBrides when I moved back to Southern California from San Francisco in 2011. I have such fond memories of working Taylor and Dustin’s wedding, so much so, that when I sit down and think about what an ideal bride would be to work with, Taylor is always one who pops into my mind. She is kind and sweet, organized and detail oriented, she was excited about the details of the wedding, but she was even more excited about marrying her husband and that was all that really mattered to her. Not to mention, they had the most amazing families that I will never forget! When I heard last year that she joined the Love and Laughter Events team, I was over the moon excited to have the opportunity to see her more often and build a new kind of relationship as fellow vendors! We quickly scheduled a coffee date and got to know more about each other’s businesses and how we could mutually support one another. It wasn’t long before Lauren called me and said that Taylor sent her my way, and it was no surprise to learn that Lauren and Randy had so many similar qualities that I love working with – kind, caring, excited about the details, but most of all, family oriented and a dream to work with! They show such a selfless and genuine love, and it shines through all of their images, especially the way Randy melts when he looks at his bride, and I just can’t get over how sweet he is to her!

When our photography team arrived, we started off capturing details as usual and then Lauren and Randy exchanged gifts from one another. What happened next was a total surprise to all of us! Lauren and Randy got each other the same thing… RayBan sunglasses! The look of surprise on Lauren’s face when she opened them was priceless!! They also wrote each other letters, and Randy’s made Lauren bawl her eyes out. He told her to read the letter before she put makeup on, and she was thankful he did. Even reading the letter another time when she opened her gift for photos, she teared up again! She read a few words out loud and I even got chills on my arm. It was the sweetest!

The rain tried to come in and scare us later on as the ceremony was about to start, but we were blessed with just a couple momentary drops (not even a sprinkle!) and it was dry for the rest of the evening. We ended up having better weather than expected, because the clouds that rolled in gave us the softest and prettiest light all day, and it even cooled down what should have been an excessively hot day. We were all thrilled for that!

As the ceremony got started, Randy followed Reverend Christopher down the aisle, and he stopped at the front row to place a rose in their parents hands, a representation of grandparents that have passed. The wedding party all took their turns walking down the aisle, and then it was time for Randy to see Lauren for the first time that day. As she came walking down the aisle, the best man leaned over and whispered just loud enough for me to hear, “Are you going to cry?” Randy whispered back, “I’m trying not to…” with the biggest smile on his face. As I turned from capturing his expression to capturing Lauren coming down the aisle with her dad, I noticed she couldn’t hold back the the tears as she approached her groom. They shared the most beautiful vows I’ll never forget!

I think my favorite memory of the day was the speech given by the father of the bride. After sharing about stories of commitment by couples sitting around them all at dinner, he closed off with this incredible quote:

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown

Lauren and Randy, thank you for not only trusting me to capture your special day, but also for you and your whole family who were nothing but kind and wonderful to work with! I adored you all and hope I get to stay in touch!!

 

Vendor Love

Ceremony Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

Wedding Coordination/ Florals: Love and Laughter Events

Hair: Nicole Martinez

Makeup: Face By Raymie

Photography: Jenna Joseph Photography 

DJ: Timmy D. Productions

Officiant: Vows From The Heart

Cake/Desserts: The Sugar Divaz

Tuxedos/Suits: Jos.A.Bank

Wedding Gowns: Lillian West

Bridesmaid Gowns: Bel Fiore Bridal

Stationary: Shutterfly

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  • These gorgeous pictures speak volumes of love and happiness. Jenna, you captured the essence of all things good on Lauren and Randy’s very special day. Thank you for your talent as well as your kindness shown to our family and friends. The Crawfords and Reiners will cherish tender wedding day moments for years to come through your exceptional photography. ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much for the kind words Debbie. You were such a joy to work with, and I loved getting the opportunity to finally meet you! If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Shirrell

    Thank you for your beautiful photography.  You captured everything so well I feel I was there in person.  I loved the “detail” photographs!  I pray God blesses Lauren and Randy abundantly.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica crawford

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! Jenna, you did such a wonderful job capturing the sweetness of this day. ReplyCancel

  • James Mauney

    These pictures are fantastic! Really highlights how great a night it was with some really great people. Blessed that my cousin Lauren met such an awesome guy and can’t wait to see what future God has in store for both of them!ReplyCancel

  • Sally Harper

    Such a beautiful recap Jenna! Thank you for capturing such intimate and personal moments of this wedding. I feel like you put your heart into this wedding to give Lauren and Randy the memories that we all felt. Wow! You do beautiful work. Truly talented and fun to work with. I cannot thank you enough. Randy and Lauren are blessed. ReplyCancel

  • John Mauney

    Beautiful wedding, amazing pictures, and all wonderful people! Wishing Lauren & Randy a lifetime of happiness. The photos do a great job of capturing how awesome the day was!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren B Reiner

    Jenna absolutely breathtaking and amazing photos! It was such an honor to have you shoot our special day! You really captured the love we have for one another! Thanks so much. ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Randell Reiner

    Jenna…we thank you for all the stunning pictures. We really appreciate your time and all the details! Thank you for capturing our special day. ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    These pictures are amazing and the ceremony was so special and full of love! You are great at what you do Jenna!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Mauney

    Splendid Beauty wrapped up in stunning photos…is my description of your gorgeous photography. The meticulous detail of your work is superb. I was EXTREMELY happy to be a part of my niece Lauren’s & now my new nephew Randy’s special day. Jenna, you captured their LOVE so elegantly! Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    These pictures are phenomenal! What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning! You helped capture this beautiful day in such a personal and elegant way. ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Ward

    These are absolutely incredible!! What a talent you are, Jenna! Lauren and Randy, your day was perfect and I couldn’t be happier that I was there and a part of it. I love y’all and cannot wait to see you 2 grow together!! ReplyCancel

  • SAM

    Absolutely gorgeous! Every picture captures your talent behind the lense and their love in front of it. Couldn’t ask for better stills in such a beautiful and memorable day. ReplyCancel

  • Jon

    Beautiful photos! I heard the best man was quite the fox also!ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful day to match a beautiful couple! Jenna, you’re truly talented and your love for photography and for your clients shines through in every single picture! It was a pleasure working with you and I absolutely adore this amazing couple!! ReplyCancel

    • Thank you, Taylor! You did a phenomenal job as their coordinator keeping everything on time and running so smoothly. So good to finally have our first wedding together. Many more to come, I hope! And I adore them too!ReplyCancel

  • Arshia

    What amazing photos!! The photographers did a great job and caught all my good angles 😎. Thank you to the photography team for capturing all the special moments. ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful! Always a lovely job Jenna! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Dave Gatling

    Absolutely beautiful job capturing the beauty of the couple and the venue. Very well doneReplyCancel

  • Deb Gatling

    Jenna, the wedding photos are perfection!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Schneider

    Beautiful pictures Jenna! You captured the day perfectly. Thank you for making this special day even more special. ReplyCancel

  • Christine Di

    Those are the BEST pictures! I have a few shots that PALE by comparison. Yes, I agree, Father-of-the-Bride, Jeff Crawford’s comments was timeless wisdom.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Kemp

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding.  Congratulations, Lauren and Randy.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Bryan

    Stunning!  Absolutely stunning.  ReplyCancel

  • Amy Bryan

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Clarice Poovey

    Love these pictures – a lovely couple with strong family faith and love. Grew up with bride’s mother and attended her wedding years ago. Beautiful pictures….so happy to see the true love and joy shared. ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Martinez

    I love the way you captured such precious moments and memories. Wedding days go by so quickly and photos are what you have to hold onto. You can feel the love they have for each other through these pictures! Great photography and such a gorgeous bride!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    These images are beautiful. You captured the entire essence of the event. Absolutely lovely. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kiki G.

    The photos are wonderful!!  They truly capture the fun and beauty of a perfect day!!  So happy for Lauren and Randy!  Enjoy every day together!!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel Machado

    I must compliment your photography on capturing many “Kodak” moments. Both bride and groom were perfect models in portraying their memorable day! ReplyCancel

  • Leigh

    It was such a beautiful wedding! Jenna you did a wonderful job capturing Lauren and Randy’s special day. The photos are all absolutely gorgeous! ReplyCancel

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