Briana & Ben’s October 7th, 2017 wedding was one of the most beautiful church weddings we have had the pleasure of photographing. The couple chose St. Martha’s catholic church in Murrieta, California for their ceremony site. The outside of the church offers up a ton of charm with arched doors and an almost Spanish influenced facade. Once inside the church opens up and features high vaulted ceilings with gorgeous wooden beams running across. Behind the altar a gorgeous arched accent wall makes for the perfect wedding ceremony backdrop. If you are considering a church wedding in Temecula or the surrounding area this one is beautiful. Briana made the most beautiful bride as she walked down the aisle in her gorgeous lace mermaid gown from Bellasposa Bridal. Her wedding gown looked like it was made for her with a strapless, sweet heart neckline allover lace and a whisper of rhinestones it was truly stunning. We also loved her fun Betsey Johnson wedding shoes with turquoise blue bottoms and rhinestones all over they were the perfect pair of bridal heels. Following the ceremony our associate photographer Kaitlyn took some amazing photographs of the bridal party outside of the church. We loved the colors Briana & Ben chose for their wedding. The deep plums and bright purples have us hankering for fresh berries. Briana’s bouquet was bursting with bright berry hued flowers and an amazing assortment of different textures. Created by the one and only Kim Sisti, Cordiano Winery’s in house Wedding Planner and design extraordinaire. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their wine hued dresses.
The couple opted for their wedding celebration to take place across two separate days so the reception took place the following day at Cordiano Winery. Cordiano Winery is by far one of our favorite wedding venues in north county San Diego to shoot at. As wedding photographers we are always chasing light and Cordiano Winery offers up gorgeous lighting conditions every time. Nestled up in the mountains the wedding venue and winery always provides views of sun drenched hillsides and sunsets over the vines which we personally love to photograph. The other beautiful thing about this wedding venue? Kim Sisti! We love photographing her awe-inspiring wedding tablescapes. Every little detail is carefully considered and the results are very impactful. From the beautiful wedding welcome sign with trailing flowers welcoming guests to the wedding reception to the elegant cake. Kim Sisti nails it every time. We started the day with a walk through the vines to get some amazing couples portraits during golden hour (our absolute fave!) We ended up on the hillside during sunset where the couple had some time together before making their grand entrance.
We loved how Briana and Ben opted to make their reception grand entrance fun and personal with matching shades. But our favorite thing about this couples wedding reception? Hands down, when Ben and his groomsmen sat Briana down and serenaded her. This was a first for Emry Photography and it was so sweet to capture. The night ended with an equally amazing grand exit complete with a sparkler send off & Ben dipping his new bride for a kiss. We want to thank Briana & Ben for allowing Emry Photography to be a part of their big day, it was a magical evening we won’t soon forget! We hope your wedding photos tell your love story and are cherished for generations to come.
We are wedding photographers for those who believe in love, because Emry originated out of love. Love for each other, for imagery and for creating things that were made to last. We serve southern California & beyond. Outside of photography, our life revolves around our son, Jude and our families.