Temecula Creek Inn Stone House Wedding – Sydney + Brandon
Sydney and Brandon were married at Temecula Creek Inn‘s Stone House Venue over the weekend with coordination by Michelle Garibay Events, and I don’t even have words to describe the beauty. You have to imagine that is a difficult thing when trying to write a blog post about it! Let me just start by telling you my jaw was on the floor for one thing after another. The moment I showed up to Sydney’s bridal suite I was stunned by her Berta designer gown and the hair and makeup team’s talent dolling up Sydney and her sweet bridesmaids before they got into the prettiest Joanna August gowns! Brandon picked out his and his groomsmen’s own killer suits by Men’s Wearhouse in shade of blue that perfectly complemented the natural greenery of the venue. The ceremony arch provided by Rustic Events and adorned with florals by Carla Kayes was to die for.
And YOU GUYS. There was a TEEPEE coloring station for the kids. A teepee! The cutest teepee you ever did see, too, (thanks to Madam Palooza)! I could go on and on but words will not do justice, so you just need to see for yourself. Go ahead, keep on scrolling to your heart’s content. You won’t regret it a bit.
While Syndey was finishing up her final touches Brandon got ready to come over and see his beautiful bride. Sydney and Brandon decided to do a first look with a sunset ceremony so they could spend the entirety of cocktail hour enjoying the presence of their guests, so we jumped right into all of their portraits before the ceremony and caught the prettiest early afternoon light.
After Sydney and Brandon had their first look and a few moments alone, the bridesmaids came out to see her all dressed up for the first time on the wedding day! Their reaction was priceless.
The ceremony and reception were tucked away beneath the hills of Temecula and surrounded by oak trees. We had open shade for a good 1-2 hours which gave us the best light possible for the ceremony. This is one of the unique attributes about The Stone House that I love most. They had a Jewish ceremony after the customary signing of the Katuba, so I personally loved the special touches of the details on the wine barrel beneath their arch.
This is Dylan, Brandon’s son who adores Sydney. Watching him as he looked up at Brandon and Sydney with pride in his eyes was SO special. As they exchanged vows his head would nod up and down in agreement with some of the things they shared, especially when Sydney spoke so highly of Brandon’s family she was gaining as her own and looked over at Dylan, calling him her “best friend.” The bond these three have is precious.
Since Sydney and Brandon did all of their portraits before the wedding, they went straight into cocktail hour with their guests and everyone had a great time enjoying good food, drinks, games, and beauty beyond words!
How COOL are these wedding favors!!! And this TEEPEE!!! My goodness!!!
Instead of cutting a cake, they had a gelato bar after dinner! It looked so delicious I wish I could have been a guest just to snag a serving.
The night continued on and on, and they eventually brought out glowsticks and had late night chicken and waffles. Their guests had an amazing time together, and then some even stayed at Temecula Creek Inn’s resort, so they didn’t have to leave!
Sydney and Brandon, you were so great to work with. Thank you over and over for trusting me to document such an incredible day and for including me in the vendor dream team you put together!
Coordination: Michelle Garibay Events
Floral Design: Carla Kayes
Photography: Jenna Joseph Photography
Cinematography: Theater 10 Wedding Films
Ceremony Arch + Outdoor Lounge: Rustic Events
Chiavari Chairs + Chargers: The Chiavari Guys
TeePee + Specialty Rentals: Madam Palooza
Live Music: Gemini Strings
Custom Stationery: Angelique Ink
Bridal Hair + Makeup: Adam Simmons
Bridesmaids Hair: Holly Renee
Bridesmaids Makeup: Myah Underwood
Gelato Bar: Gelato Paradiso
Wedding Gown: Berta
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Gowns: Joanna August