Alicia + Gary | A Classic-Themed Wedding Amid Rainy Splendor in Wine Country | Temecula, California

Alicia + Gary

A Classic-Themed Wedding Amid Rainy Splendor in Wine Country | Temecula, California

What happens when rain threatens to dampen a couple’s dream wedding day? 

Alicia and Gary’s had originally planned for an outdoor ceremony with a view of Temecula’s hillsides and vineyards. As the weather took an unexpected turn, the Avensole Winery staff sprang into action, quickly pivoting to relocate the ceremony indoors. The guests were met with an elegantly transformed space, adorned with flowers and warm lighting, creating an intimate atmosphere that set the stage for the couple’s love-filled union.

As Alicia made her grand entrance, the handsome groom, Gary, was overcome with emotion. Tears of happiness filled his eyes as he watched his bride walk towards him down the aisle.

Following the ceremony, the dedicated Avensole staff worked with lightning speed to convert the ceremony space into a charming reception hall. The speedy transformation made for a seamless transition for the couple and their guests, allowing the festivities to continue without missing a beat.

While the weather prevented us from exploring the vineyards for the couple’s portraits, we decided to embrace the sheltered areas under the building’s overhangs. Alicia and Gary cozied up to one another, capturing enchanting portraits with the lush green countryside as their picturesque backdrop.

The reception was a whirlwind of happiness, with Alicia and Gary beaming from ear to ear. The newlyweds couldn’t contain their smiles, from their enchanting first dance to the entertaining toast delivered by the Maid of Honor that left Gary blushing.

Despite Mother Nature’s curveball, the team at Avensole Winery, their devoted friends and family, and the couple themselves demonstrated that, together, they could overcome any obstacle and create a truly unforgettable celebration of love.


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