Ponte Vineyard Wedding : Sarah + Ryan


They met in college years ago. Ryan debated between attending Point Loma Nazarene University or another college in San Diego, but something made PLNU stick out. Perhaps it was destiny because it was there that he met a sweet and bubbly blond. With a heart of gold and acute attention to those around her, Sarah easily stole Ryan’s heart.

Years later they’ve grown into mature adults and their love has morphed alongside them. Together–along with their friends and family–Sarah and Ryan pledged to live their lives forever committed to each other. On a warm and sunny day in Temecula, California, they stood amongst the vineyards and swore to never leave each others’ sides. The wedding was perfect and their love made them the envy of the day.

Sarah and Ryan…thank you for being two of the sweetest people I could photograph. Your love makes those around you want to be your friend and cheer for your relationship from the sidelines. I wish you all the best as you navigate life and create new adventures all your own! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding was held at Ponte Winery in Temecula and though it was 104-degrees, the day was stunning. What made the day even better was Sarah’s father bringing a few classic cars from his museum…they added flair to a gorgeous backdrop and made for a great environment for Sarah’s wedding dress…

And every wedding day is made better with a pair of Jimmy Choo’s…

Sarah made a stunning bride and her bridesmaids were so delightful to be around!

Ryan cleaned up pretty well himself…

Sarah and Ryan opted for a First Look and see each other before the ceremony, which was lovely because it provided plenty of time for wedding photographs…

Sarah…you are so beautiful. I can’t even deal.

On a quick wedding side note, Sarah is sister to Stephen…whose wedding I photographed to Stephanie in Scottsdale, Arizona back in 2009. I lovelovelove seeing past couples at weddings and it’s an honor to work with the same family again! Stephanie and Stephen are still stunning as ever, but the best news is they had an adorable baby boy last year who’s just as pretty as his parents…

Sarah and her dad had such a lovely relationship…I loved watching him give her away…

After the wedding, we ventured into the Ponte Winery vineyards for a few more wedding photos…

I love unique wedding details, so one might imagine my delight seeing Sarah’s grandmother’s hand-painted vases used throughout the wedding reception as centerpieces. Such a special detail…many thanks to Peony and Plum for the floral decor…

The evening began with lovely toasts…

…and then a surprise guitar performance by Ryan…

…which made guests go wild!

They made sure to make time for their wedding photo booth…

…and ended the evening with a grand exit filled with streamers…loved it.

To see more of Sarah and Ryan’s Ponte Winery wedding photos, feel free to check out their slideshow HERE!

Many congrats to such an amazing couple on a beautiful wedding day!

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  1. Norma Skinner

    June 19th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    What job could be better than photographing beautiful, happy people getting married? We have the best of jobs!

  2. Gail

    June 19th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    That is one RIDICULOUSLY good looking family!!!!!

  3. Regan Carter

    June 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Oh this is beautiful. Just insanely beautiful!! I love your unique take on the details! Especially the gown shot! Love it!! Amazing as always! 🙂

  4. Doede

    June 19th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I love the lighting of your photos! Could you share some thoughts about this with me?

  5. Katie Jackson

    June 19th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Love the streamer exit and the guests’ reactions to the surprise guitar performance! Gorgeous details! Amazing job capturing the day!

  6. glady

    June 19th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    absolutely gorgeous, jasmine! xx

  7. Christine in Los Angeles

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Always love seeing your work. Clean and elegant as always.

  8. Jihan Cerda

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! I think by far one of my favorites weddings you’ve showcased to date. xoxo

  9. esra

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Hi, stunning photos.. how did you manage not to get any harsh shadows on them ? it looks like it is pretty sunny.. do you use speedlights on these conditions?

  10. Pawel

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Amazing work!

  11. Ann

    June 19th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It was all so beautiful! As mom of the bride, I can’t say how very special these photos are and will remain for years to come….thank you, thank you, thank you. It was all perfect. Thank you for capturing this special day for Ryan & Sarah!

  12. Gary

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:21 am

    The shot of the wedding dress in the driver’s seat of the car is so great. One of the best dress shots I’ve ever seen… very nice!

  13. LEOLAK

    June 20th, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Gorgeous!!! Stephanie and Stephen’s little guy is too adorable!

  14. Wedding Snapper

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    The shot of the dress in the car is a great idea.

  15. Jade

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Lovin your work as always 🙂 Love her dress, and reception details.

  16. autumn lee

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Gorgeous!! Now I want to shoot in a vineyard!

  17. Monika Greenaway

    June 20th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    LOVE!! Love the backlit photos of her Dad walking her Dad down the isle and of them with the house in the background. Hand painted vases by her GMA!? Are you kidding me!? That is incredible and they are seriously gorgeous. Does her Gma have a website? Beautiful as always Jasmine!

  18. Ottawa Wedding Photography

    June 21st, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Those detail shots are to die for! Beautiful!

  19. Allison

    June 21st, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Beautiful wedding! What a gorgeous bride. Amazing photos.

  20. Breanne

    June 21st, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Gorgeous as always! Congrats to the bride and groom! At first when you commented on the sibling from the past couple I thought, "Oh, that’s why they look familiar!" When actually, I realized that I’ve seen Stephanie’s photos on facebook of her brother’s family! Small world after all…

  21. Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

    June 23rd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I really like the details – The colors are so soft!

  22. Norfolk Photographer

    June 23rd, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Great work. So crisp and vibrant!

  23. Lux Photography

    June 24th, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Beautiful summery images, reception shots of the guests cheering the band are classics!

  24. stephanie fay

    June 26th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Jasmine- My comment never went through! I wanted you to know how amazing these photos are and how much we all appreciate you! 🙂 Beautiful as always- They are the most beautiful kind couple EVER and you captured them perfectly. Thank you.

  25. Ashley Rogers

    June 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    LOVE IT!!

  26. Steve & Sandra

    June 30th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    What a stunning set of images, you capture the emotion of the day so well. Steve & Sandra.

  27. Bruidsfotografie

    July 4th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Awesome shoot, the simplicity is so lovely!

  28. Net

    July 7th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    They are lovely!

  29. Sally

    July 10th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    How great to see all the special moments and details all over again, enjoyed it all.

  30. Hannes Uys

    July 10th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Great way to shoot the dress!!

  31. HayleyLane

    July 12th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Stunning work Jasmine! Looks like it was a perfect day

  32. Fotografo Galicia

    July 17th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    A very elegant story. Love your work!

  33. Andrea B.

    August 3rd, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Amazing photos, you are a very talented photographer and I enjoyed looking through them. I really like the night view of the building too.

  34. LEOLAK

    December 10th, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Beautiful!!! Love the green too! Henry is such a cutie – love those shoes! LOL =)

  35. Lori Friedman

    January 28th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all the vintage details like the wedding gown sash and the broach in the bouquet. http://www.winecountryoccasions.com

  36. Calin | Toronto wedding photography

    February 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Wow, the couple, location and photos are so beautiful!!!
    Great work Jasmine!

  37. Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

    April 6th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Hey Jasmine. Enjoyed hearing your story. Keep working 🙂