Lake Oak Meadows Wedding Photos | Temecula, CA Photographer | by Amanda

Ashlie and Kevin’s Lake Oak Meadows Wedding

– by Amanda-

You never know where you will meet a bride and a new friend … well I met Ashlie at a nail salon, sitting side by side we struck up a conversation about her recent engagement.  The conversation quickly turned into the “where to get married” dilemma. I happily shared with her all my favorite wedding locations and she was thrilled with this new found information. Ashlie curiously asked how I knew about all these venues, and I told her I was a wedding photographer.  By the time our nails were dry, Ashlie and I had pretty much figured out her venue, Lake Oak Meadows, and I would be shooting her wedding.

I absolutely love the grounds at Lake Oak Meadows and was thrilled Ashlie and Kevin were able to book this venue.  April and I have shot here so often and the comfort the knowing the grounds, and all the right spots, makes our job that much more fun and enjoyable.  Ashlie and Kevin had chosen some darling decorations from Madame Pooloza, which added that special touch, creating a warm and unique style for their wedding.  I loved the dresser as the desert bar, the wooden popcorn stand, and the teal velvet couch!

As we braved the cool November air, and big grey clouds, Ashlie and Kevin were ready for the first look.  Kevin was so cute as he waited in anticipation, holding back a few tears.  Ashlie, absolutely stunning in her dress, floated up next to Kevin, taking his hand.  This is one of the many reasons I love the first look moment, it’s a sweet and quiet moment in what can be a very crazy day.  The rain continued to hold off and we even had a few rays of sunshine as Ashlie and Kevin exchanged vows.  I loved when the pastor asked them to write down their first favorite memory as a couple and they both shared the exact same story. So sweet! The day continued on with plenty of champagne and lots of love. This wedding was an absolute joy, one of the sweetest and most down to earth couples, I am so excited to call them my friends.

Meet the Vendors

Venue : Lake Oak Meadows

Coordinator : Celebrations by Di

Dress: Bella Sposa Weddings

Tux: Friar Tux

Rentals : Madam Palooza

Flowers: Soirée Floral Events and Design

Desserts : Sugar Divaz

Hair: Bianca Vera

Make up: Amy Magnus

Photography : April Smith Photography