Sippin’ on Love: An elegant October Wedding at Lorimar Winery


Grab your favorite beverage and get ready to vibe with me as we rewind and relive the awesomeness of Emily and Andrew’s stunning wedding at the one and only Lorimar Winery. I’m your go-to laid-back Temecula photographer, and trust me, this wedding was nothing short of a celebration full of good vibes, good times, and, of course, a ton of love.

Picture it: Temecula, a crisp October day, the sun doing its thing, and love hanging in the atmosphere like the perfect wine pairing. We’ll keep it real as we flip through the photos, sharing the candid moments that made this wedding so special. No frills, no fuss, just genuine memories captured with a hint of East Coast accents and the best live Saxophonist I’ve ever heard.

Curious about what goes on behind the camera? I’ll spill the beans on my secret sauce – how I approached the shots, the funny behind-the-scenes moments, and maybe a trick or two for those DIY photo enthusiasts. Whether you’re planning your own wedding or just here for a good time, we’ve got a seat saved for you.

Getting Ready at Lorimar Coach House

The couple rented out the Airbnb that is owned by Lorimar to host the entire family. The area works great for getting ready photos and features a ton of shade outside and a small pond for a stunning backdrop.

First Look and Family Portraits

We love doing first looks prior to the ceremony. It give our couples a chance to have a private moment and knock out all those pesky group photos so they can enjoy the cocktail hour with friends and family after the ceremony.

Vineyard Lawn Ceremony

The vineyard lawn never disappoints for an October wedding ceremony. The sun was perfectly shining though the tall trees and the sky was ultra blue without a cloud in site.

Romantics in the Vines

Since the couple had the bulk of their photos done pre ceremony, they were able to join the cocktail hour with their guests. Just as everyone was about to be shuttled over by horse and carriage, we took the first trip with the couple and got some stunning golden hour photos while their guests were being shuttle. Emily and Andrew did not miss a beat during their celebration.

Reception at the Barrel Room at Lorimar Winery

Emily and Andrew’s Reception was nothing short of stunning, elegant, and bad ass. The fun was non stop from the explosive grand entrance with cold sparklers, a giant marquee, a live saxophonist/percussionist, and some amazing dance moves. We loved how Emily and Andrew utilized every beautiful aspect of Lorimar Winery.

Vendors who made it all possible

venue: @lorimarweddings
bar service: @hopsandgrainsmobile
planner: @tiffany_everlybymge
stationary: @storiacollective
MC: @csquareddj
dessert: @sweetmaplebakery
HMUA: @blushingbellasbeauty
Percussion/drummer: @zavalamuzic
Saxophonist: @jeremysaxx
Floral: @winecountryflorals
Cold Sparklers:
Horse and Carriage: @temeculacarriages
Cigar Lounge: @temeculacigars

Photo/Video: @americanportra