I was so stoked that I got to photograph this stunning Lake Oak Meadows Temecula wedding with Anthony & Kirsten! It’s one of my favorite venues to shoot at, and I’m super lucky that I get to often.
We did their Glamis Engagement Session in late 2019, and since then, these two have become such good friends of mine! They’re suuuper easy to work with and love having photos done. I LOVE how much they want to be able to remember all of these wonderful times in their lives. And after becoming friends with them since we started working together, getting to photograph their wedding was so special to me!
Anthony & Kirsten’s wedding, like many others in 2020, didn’t quiiite go as planned. They originally chose the date October 10 (10/10/2020), which was by far the most popular date of the year for weddings. When their original venue became a hassle to work with due to COVID, they had to figure something out! They didn’t want to change their date, and it became a super stressful situation all around, trying to find a whole new spot to get married.
But clearly, what’s meant to be will be! They ended up landing what was their dream wedding venue in the first place, Lake Oak Meadows. Despite not knowing where they were getting married until about a month before the big day, it all turned out so perfectly!
Anthony & Kirsten had about 130 people, and I was so glad they could still have all of their guests attend at the time, despite COVID! Kirsten started the day with a sweet first look with her dad, who gifted her a beautiful bracelet. There were definitely tears present during that!
The two then officially tied the knot at their ceremony that took place on the beautiful cobblestone of Lake Oak Meadows! Their wedding party was so fun to take photos of afterward – you could just tell how much love there was.
The reception was fulllll of yummy desserts and Kirsten wore the cutest denim jacket! She and Anthony danced the night away with their friends and it wast the most fun end to an awesome day! I’m so happy it all turned out perfectly despite the stresses that COVID caused.
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Venue: Lake Oak Meadows || @lakeoakmeadows
Wedding Planner: Hayley Radford of Celebrations by Diana & Co || @celebrationsbydiana
Videographer: Brian Kadar of Love is Cinema || @loveiscinema
Hair: Styled by Jordan || @styled.byjordan
Photobooth: S’More Play || @smoreplay
Tux Rental: Men’s Wearhouse || @menswearhouse
Dress: Deborah’s Bridal || @deborahsbridal
Catering: Temecula Catering