2014 kicked off with Lee and Meghan’s romantic Falkner Winery Wedding, and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. But before I get too detailed about the wedding day, let’s rewind a bit. I’ve been friends with Meghan for oh….. 11 years. Yes, that makes me feel really old. But to me, she will always be “Filly”, the truest definition of sweetness and grace I will ever know. We met working at Forest Home and ever since, she’s been one of my dearest friends. Something she probably doesn’t know is that her leadership and grace in our camp days really shaped me. I’m nicer, more gracious, slower to speak, and more loving because of Meghan. And I’m not even exaggerating! I could gush on and on about what an amazing lady she is, but I think maybe I should talk about Lee too. Just to be fair.
Lee came into the picture more recently, but he did so with fireworks. This handsome Marine crossed paths with Meghan at exactly the right moment, literally days before he was deployed. Their meeting was so impactful that their relationship launched right then and there…. and letters, Skype dates, and prayer propelled their love further until he could stand it no longer and got down on one knee. He’s everything she’s prayed for… that we’ve prayed for. And on a sunny January day, those prayers came true.
Surrounded by their closest friends and family (quite a few people invested in this couple, if I might add), they tied the knot at the beautiful Falkner Winery in Temecula, CA. They rented this killer house for all the out of town guests and wedding party to stay in the night before (which I think every Temecula bride should do) and I was in HEAVEN photographing them getting ready! Here are my favorites from the wedding day….
Lee and Meghan, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your friendship, and thank you for including me in this wonderful occasion. I was so incredibly honored to be your wedding photographer. I look forward to many more hangouts, heart to hearts, and adventures in the future. You are a friend for life and I am so thankful. Love you to the moon, Filly Bean… and you too Lee!
Venue: Falkner Winery
Flowers: Mother of the Bride
DJ/Sound: Michael McNeal, Ovation Entertainment
Hair: Lyndsey Shealy, Salon de Cheveux
Makeup: Sierra Buchanan, Flirt Beauty Bar
Cake/Cupcakes: Truly Madly Sweetly