I have to say that of all of the wonderful venues in So Cal at which I’ve had the privilege to work, Temecula Creek Inn ranks high on my list of favorites. If you imagine yourself tying the knot in a gorgeous green field surrounded by beautiful garden landscape and old-world charm, you may want to give this place a look. I was fortunate enough to be asked to collaborate with LVL Weddings on this lovely wedding celebrating the union of Ayla and Noah. It was quite the vendor team that gathered here on a lovely day in early September to put on a gorgeous event for the loving couple, with no detail left overlooked.
I’ve pulled a few of my favorite photos from the day so that you, too, can live each moment beautifully captured by the talented team of Sara France Photography.
Seriously, how perfect is this garden setting? The weather in early September was just perfect – not too hot, and not too cold. Guests were shuttled to the ceremony location which was a few hundred yards down a winding path from the Inn, making it quiet and secluded (and without noise restrictions after 10pm – for those of you who have family that love to party late!)
I have to say that the lilac colored gowns Ayla’s bridesmaids wore were the perfect subtle accent to the classic white & grey theme of the day. They contrasted so seamlessly with the sage green botanical touches that Ayla chose for her decor. You can never go wrong with classic white & green florals, but a tasteful accent color always takes it to the next level for a unique and personalized look.
The wide open lower lawn perfectly framed with Oak trees is the ideal blank canvas for building a lovely outdoor ceremony space to your liking. A stone platform at the front of the aisle will fit a small chuppah or floral arch quite nicely (so that you don’t have to sink your heels into the grass!) The ceremony lawn was perfectly shaded around 4pm.
We love that Ayla and Noah didn’t want to hold their ceremony without their loyal & trusted friend, Lola! Of course we helped dress her for the occasion! Her collar was accented with white chiffon ribbon from FrouFrou Chic.
Ayla and Noah joined their guests at the Upper Lawn for dinner, toasts, and dancing. Each guest’s place setting was lovingly adorned with ribbon & a small bloom accent. We love to add those small touches that elevate your guest experience just a little bit more and make the evening that much more special & personalized. By the way, how perfectly romantic are these vineyard chairs? You really believe you’ve been transported to another time & place.
Inside the stone house, the feel is literally just that – an empty little cottage of stone where you can host an intimate cocktail reception with a cozy, lounge feel. Ayla’s wedding party used this space to gather prior to the ceremony, and then it was transformed to host desserts for the guests at the end of the evening. This venue just doesn’t cease to get better! We love the added touch of the warm chandelier which provides the perfect focal point in the room for cake cutting.
Thank you, Ayla & Noah, for allowing us to be a part of your special day! We were so inspired by the setting, the details, and the love!