Ponte Vineyard Wedding : Sarah + Ryan

Photography

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!