I get sent so many California weddings and I have to admit I just love...
Today I have a super pretty styled shoot to share with you all the way from California. The shoot took place on 2nd July 2023 in Temecula, California and was brought together by Courtney McManaway Photography and a wonderful team of super talented suppliers. The shoot is light and bright, with a wonderful mixture of colour set against the white washed walls and beams of this California barn. With hanging florals, greenery and pops and bursts of bright flowers this shoot brings so much joy and happiness, a real eye pleaser. Perfect if you are looking for an intimate day with some elegant rustic touches.
With micro weddings becoming more relevant during this time, I teamed up with Jennifer Armenta of Peachy Keen Weddings and Sara Adams of Sweet Stems Florist to create a modern, elegant barn micro wedding in Temecula, California.
The Temecula market in particular is noted for its rustic barn and winery-styled weddings. We want to create something unique and colourful. Our first stop was Winter White Barn in Temecula. This gorgeous property, tucked away so it feels secluded, features a gorgeous white barn and elevated rafters, with lots of windows to bring in natural light! This space was the perfect canvas to create a modern micro wedding.
Jennifer of Peachy Keen Weddings and the shoot designer, noted the modern tables were the anchor for the shoot creation. The grey washed top and crossed legs made this a standalone feature, so we didn’t want to take away from that with a linen. Alternatively, we tied in pink chiffon table-runners with a selection of bud vases, glass lanterns, pink, gold and white table settings, all anchored by low centerpieces.
Having a focal point at a reception is so important, and we were thrilled with the rafters at Winter White Barn, which allowed us to hang a wreath and selection of white lanterns. This allows the focal point to stay on the couple while really giving the space that “wow” factor!
Once we decided on our colours (blush, greys, pink, yellow/orange, robin blue, and seafoam green), we worked with Sara of Sweet Stems to create wreaths, centrepieces, and a bouquet to compliment the setting. Sara used a selection of coral roses, coral dahlias, coral spray roses, pink roses, pink spray roses, pink lisianthus, pink stock, pink ranunculus, peach roses, peach spray roses, peach ranunculus, blue thistle, Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and silver dollar eucalyptus to bring her vision to life. We were able to re-use the florals and bud vases on site at Winter White Barn’s outdoor ceremony site, helping couples to seamlessly tie together all their elements.
We brought in several other elements to show couples how to upscale these smaller wedding celebrations. A cocktail cart with mid-century glassware provided upscale drinks to toast the newlyweds! A cocktail lounge also allowed our couple to relax in a stylish, modern setting.
Our couple wore a rose-hued Friar Tux and our bride wore a boho Lulu’s dress. We were able to get some great images of them at cocktail hour, at the reception tables, and around the gorgeous property at Winter White Barn. The trees and greenery during sunset provided the perfect outdoor backdrop for couple portraits!
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