Mount Palomar Winery Styled Shoot
"Coming from a large family, I have always appreciated the concept of shared family dinners at long tables over great conversations, food and wine. From this concept, the idea of an Italian styled shoot was first inspired. Three16 Photography did a fantastic job of capturing this essence with natural light and a creative vision."
What better place for an Italian inspiration shoot than the breathtaking Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula. With the natural beauty of rolling vineyards and tall greenery, this venue was a romantic backdrop for the model bride and groom. The groom wore a deep blue and black trimmed tuxedo from Friar Tux while the bride radiated romance with layers of lace and a dramatically long veil from Casablanca Bridal. The brides’ beauty was highlighted with the makeup artistry of Domenica Beauty.
"My first design image was based on a traditional Italian tablescape showcasing a Tuscany inspired linen of blues and yellow. The collection was curated to accent these colours with a combination of different textures of terracotta, wicker and vintage crystal. The blue and white china and amber coloured goblets from Cherished Rentals were a perfect fit for this design. Tomatoes with basil brought colour and a touch of the Mediterranean while The Pink Daffodils array of flowers of greenery, white and peach carried a soft and subtle beauty to the table. Mismatched chairs and bench from Rickety Swank and Baker Party Rental gave more character to the family dinner dynamic. The final aspects to tie in the Italian family meal were the place cards and casual yet chic menu from Polkadot Weekend that cultivated the look with a baguette and sprig of rosemary."
"To supplement this family inspired Italian look was our sweetheart table. The rustic yet chic blue and white linen by Luxe Linen provided the perfect tone for the tableware and terracotta filled lush floral design. We added an abundance of greenery to line the front of the table with the winery providing its beauty as a backdrop."
"For a fun twist to the traditional bride and groom photos, the entryway of the outdoor reception venue was lined with flowing beads of balloons in a variety of blush gold and peach tones designed by Balloonzilla. This provided a vibrant setting that accented the greenery and beautiful bridal bouquet while making a statement."
"Creating a way to tie in the amber and peach colours along with the soft white bridal design, we had a vintage seating area with gorgeous furniture from Temecula's local Rickety Swank."
"One of my favourite and final aspects of the shoot was the cake. Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Beth created a cake that was romantic with delicate flowers and ruffles with a touch of greenery, blue and gold leaf. To provide a setting worthy of this cake, we suspended it resting upon a wooden plank adorned with greens and candlelight."
Photography: Three16 Photography // Venue: Mount Palomar Winery // Event Planner: Tala Events // Floral Designer: The Pink Daffodil // Dress Store: Casablanca Bridal Flagship Store // Balloons: Balloonzilla // Bakery: Truly Scrumptious Cake // Invitation Designer: Polkadot Weekend Weddings // Makeup Artist: Domenica Beauty // Design & Decor: Rickety Swank & Cherished Rentals // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux