Annaliza and Cory’s Winery Wedding

Annaliza and my husband Joe reunited via Facebook (I’m still holding out!) They were in high school band together, during those strange teenage years when Joe rocked a ponytail way longer than mine. As they caught up online, Joe told her that his wife (moi) owns a floral studio and that she should check out T-Petal for her upcoming wedding. Turns out, she had already stumbled upon my website online and was already planning on contacting me! Another coincidence- she had already booked MY fabulous wedding photographer and good friend, Trista Lerit, to shoot her wedding at one of my favorite venues, Falkner Winery in Temecula. Needless to say, I’ve been anticipating this wedding for many months.

Their color scheme was ultra dramatic- rich shades of burgundy, wine, and deep purple contrasting with shots of chartreuse and fuchsia. The look was abundant, overgrown, and wild and moody. We wanted guests to feel like they were at a lavish destination wedding far far away in Italy.

Here is a peak of the photos, courtesy of Trista Lerit. Not only is Trista an absolute delight to work with, but she takes the most striking, unique, colorful images. I knew she would capture all the love and joy and energy perfectly.  Sidenote: I actually had the pleasure of grabbing sushi with Trista and Angel yesterday.  There is never a dull moment when we are all together.  Lots of laughs, gasps, giggles, shrieks, and of course, dog talk 🙂  Trista loves her Shi Tzu Mochi as much as I love my Pesto and Basil.

The sheer fabric on the arch was billowing oh-so beautifully in the wind.  The ceremony spot at Falkner is just breathtaking.  You stare out onto rolling hills of grapevines and other wineries in the distance.

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I love Annaliza’s megawatt smile! She looks so happy and a little bashful in the picture.

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Cory’s face is so gleeful as he gazes into Annaliza’s eyes.

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A perfect kiss shot. Love the sweeping train and the angles of the trees in the background.

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From left to right: Sweet chair accents, a huge manzanita tree for the escort card table, a closeup of the tree (those fuchsia zebra striped roses are called Pink Intuition), and at bottom, a wine box overflowing with florals for the sweethearts.

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I spent months stopping by different bevmo’s asking if they could spare any wooden wine crates. Sometimes, if I asked nicely, they’d give them for free! We filled the crates with hurricane candles and a lush mixture of florals.

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I’ll end with this heart warming photo.

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Please check out Trista’s blog for more stunning images!

Thank you Annaliza and Cory for always treating me like a good friend, with kindness and respect. I hope we can double date soon since you live so close! You can give me all the hilarious details from Joe’s high school years 😉 Have a spectacular life together!


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10 Responses to “Annaliza and Cory’s Winery Wedding”

  1. V3 Weddings + Events Says:

    I love the color palette and the wine crate creations!

    P.S. Between you and I, I just joined facebook last week and I’m not sure if I love it yet! Maybe I just don’t have the time to keep up with it!

  2. kittykeito Says:

    Kristin! You are so talented!!
    omg.. finally, I look through every
    single page of your blog. =]
    I love all the decoration you did!

  3. loveandsplendor Says:

    adore!! love the arch and how the fabric is blowing in the wind. 😉 xo

  4. Trista Lerit Says:

    It was so great seeing you too Kristin!! You did an ultra-fab job on Annaliza & Cory’s Wedding!! Can’t wait till our next lunch..remember..we’re all wearing sun dresses!!

  5. Annaliza Victoria Smith Says:

    HEY KRISTIN! I have to say my only regret is that I didn’t get a picture with YOU on my wedding day! Honestly, I wish I could have taped all of the amazing compliments that we got on our florals that day! Everybody, and I mean, EVERYBODY was beyond impressed and enjoyed being surrounded by your work! THANK YOU SO MUCH for being a part of our special day and for making it so beautiful! We will definitely be seeing you again! BIG HUGS!

  6. Temecula Wedding, Revisited « The Treasured Petal Blog Says:

    […] While chatting over tapas at Lola Gaspar,  Trista Lerit handed me a cd of images from the vibrant winery wedding we did together months back.  Even though this wedding took place as spring was blooming, the […]

  7. Temecula Wedding, Revisited » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Blog Says:

    […] chatting over tapas at Lola Gaspar, Trista Lerit handed me a cd of images from the vibrant winery wedding we did together months back. Even though this wedding took place as spring was blooming, the jewel […]

  8. Kelley Says:

    Just curious…what size wine crates were used on the tables? Thanks! 🙂

    • thetreasuredpetal Says:

      Hi there! I believe they were about 13 inches long and 8 inches wide. I could be wrong. They were the smallest size I could find, besides the individual wine crates. Good luck!

  9. Favorites of 2009! « The Treasured Petal Blog Says:

    […] smile at every bev-mo employee in town to collect enough wine crates for these centerpieces from Annaliza and Corey’s wedding.  Definitely worth the schmoozing!  (photo by Trista Lerit […]

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