As we all know, weddings can be full of unexpected surprises. Sometimes the picture-perfect day we envisioned doesn’t happen exactly how we planned, and we have to get creative on the spot. Claire and Ryan’s November wedding at the Temecula Creek Inn Stone House was the perfect example of this. What originally was supposed to be a warm, outdoor wedding turned into a freezing, wet day during one of the rainiest weeks of the year (gotta love when Southern California finally decides to have some precipitation). But we didn’t let it stop us! We took some amazing portraits during a short break in the clouds, brought out the hand-warmers and clear umbrellas, and at the end of the day had an amazing time with hundreds of family and friends surrounding us with love and support.
After Claire finished getting ready at the bridal suite, we ran out to The Meadows section of the Temecula Creek Inn to do a first look and take some family and bridal portraits. We only had about a 30 minute break in the rain, and were blessed with this beautiful sunlight that broke through the clouds during Claire and Ryan’s bride and groom portraits together.
For the wedding ceremony, we shuttled out to the Stone House venue of Temecula Creek Inn, a historic 1800s cottage surrounded by century-old oak trees. The freezing rain kept drizzling down, but it brought out deep green tones in the trees and grass that contrasted beautifully with the cream and pink floral arrangements set up around the venue. Just as the ceremony ended, the rain started coming down much more heavily and guests scattered as fast as they could, but Claire was adventurous and agreed to take a few more photos on the wet patio. The string lights reflecting off the thin layer of water on the concrete was absolutely stunning and created some of my favorite photos from the day! Even though things went anything but planned, Claire and Ryan’s wedding day still turned out beautifully and I’ll remember it forever.
Planning your own wedding at Temecula Creek Inn? I’d love to chat!