A “Vintage Garden” Wedding Under the Trees

By, June 21, 2011

Linzey and Peter had always imagined a wedding in nature, under the trees, with an old-fashioned feel and a fresh twist. With the sun peeking through the canopy of oak trees, and reflecting off of thousands of green and gold leaves, their wedding looked like a fairy tale in the forest! Tucked away in the hills of Temecula, this wedding was the result of creativity, endless hours of labor, and tons of love.

You can tell by just looking at the photographs that Linzey loves details, details, details! Everything was handcrafted by Linzey herself: from the flower girl’s shoes, to the paper mache cake toppers, to the mens’ boutonnieres. Linzey told us, “I know wedding planning is supposed to be stressful, but I had the time of my life! ” In fact, she had so much fun that she decided to start “All of the Details,” a business creating special touches for all types of events!

We talked to Linzey about what it was like to choose a venue, prepare for the big day, and her favorite moments. Take a look at the photographs that tell the story of their dream wedding.

I had a clear vision for our wedding, and finding the perfect location was the only way I could pull it off. It was so hard to find a private residence that had oak trees, could fit 200 people, and would let me bring my own vendors in. I initially had a place lined up, and 6 months before the wedding, they put their house up for sale. It was a huge letdown, but it led us to find our location. After weeks of searching, driving around, and calling, we found it! The first time we went there I knew it was the place. I could envision where everything would go, and could picture it all. I was so happy I couldn’t help but cry.

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography bride and groom in nature under the trees San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captutes bride and groom kissing on a bridge after reception under the trees in Temecula

I was going for a vintage garden feel. I wanted to put my stamp on everything. Pete and I both come from families of successful long lasting marriages. I wanted to honor our families and have a wedding that was both personable and fun. For me, it was all about details. I hand made pretty much everything; The centerpieces, flowerballs, cake toppers, napkin rings, cake stand and seating chart, to name a few. It took me some time, but I’m so glad I did it!

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captures creative photo of bridesmaids and floral centerpieces and floral ballSan Diego wedding photographer True Photography vintage cake table and wedding cake topper and unique escort card table

I made my veil out of my mom’s wedding dress, played my great grandmother’s music box while I walked down the aisle, and incorporated doilies into my bouquet that were made by my grandmother. It was “old meets new” and it was totally me!

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography photographs brides floral head piece, wedding bouquet and wedding details

I would have to say the picture of Pete’s face when I was walking down the aisle are my favorite. I was so distracted with all of our guests that I didn’t look at him until I was next to him. It is so touching to see his expression when he saw me.

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captures grooms face as the bride and her father walk down the aisle

My most memorable moment was when the DJ announced us and we made our grand entrance. Everyone was on their feet clapping and cheering for us! It was such a great feeling to know that everyone was there for us. I was a little overwhelmed, but WOW, what a great feeling!

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography photographs bride and groom making grand entrance into outdoor reception

Because I had such a vision of what I wanted for our wedding, the wedding photography was huge for me. In my opinion, True is the best out there. I spent so much time coordinating, creating, and planning, that it was so nice to not have to worry about photos.  I’m so happy with True.  The image quality, customer service, and creativity is far superior to others out there.  I am 100% jazzed with the results and would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. It is so nice to look back at our pictures and say that what they created was exactly what I was going for.

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WEDDING ADVICE FROM LINZEY: Start early and pick your vendors carefully. Peace of mind is priceless when it comes to weddings, so paying a bit more for good vendors will pay off in the stress department. I’m so glad I started working on my details early. I had mostly everything done a couple of weeks before the wedding. It was a lot of work early on, but it paid off as it got closer to the actual day. Another word of advice is not to settle for less than your vision. This is your day, and it should be exactally how you both want it to be.

Photography: True Photography

Venue: Temecula Under the Oaks

DJ: Pro Sound DJ

Caterer: Ranch Catering

Florist: Sweet Florescence (Vanessa Kasa)

Hair: Rembra Productions (Rachel Burney)

Makeup: Always Stay Beautiful Makeup (Laura Weber)

Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth (Francisco Chairez)

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