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.
I love Annaliza’s megawatt smile! She looks so happy and a little bashful in the picture.
Cory’s face is so gleeful as he gazes into Annaliza’s eyes.
A perfect kiss shot. Love the sweeping train and the angles of the trees in the background.
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.
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.
I’ll end with this heart warming photo.
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!