Inspiration Write Up from Morgan Wessells of Wiens Family Cellars
As a coordinator at Wiens Family Cellars I see an exponential amount of rustic weddings. Although we all adore the sophisticated rustic look as we are located in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, I have been waiting for the precise opportunity to work with someone that wanted to do more with a contemporary vibe. After reading all three fifty-shades of grey novels within a week – yes a week – and anxiously awaiting the premiere of the movie, I realized immediately this is the perfect opportunity to execute a styled shoot! I was inspired by the sexy, seductive romance and extremely glamorous lifestyle portrayed in the series. After bringing in Michelle Garibay to collaborate on the concept, she shared in my enthusiasm for bringing a wildly sleek modern style to the winery. We knew instantly what we wanted to showcase…various shades of gray, a modern combination of clean geometric lines with sexy florals, edgy design, and two very seductive models to play our bride and groom (Anastasia and Christian).
With the help of numerous amazing Temecula wedding pros, we were able to bring our very own Mr. and Mrs. Grey to life in our Cellar and Barrel Rooms. Our groom’s inviting tailored look was perfected by Friar Tux and Domenica Beauty fashioned a lustful look for our bride which complemented the sultry gown designed by Jaime Elyse Couture. The modern, white florals created by Soiree Design and Events and the luxe invitation suite by Paper Villa, was all framed by the gorgeous rentals from Jake Duke Studios, Luxe Linen, Classic Party Rentals. The chair sleeves were one of our favorite details, which finished the look. Our 50 Shades of Grey-inspired shoot was the exquisite combination of delicious scandal and racy glamour, all captured by the talented ladies at Leah Marie Photography.
Photography: Leah Marie Photography
Design Concept, Styling and Coordination: Michelle Garibay Events and Morgan Wessells
Floral and Décor: Soiree Design and Events
Rentals: Jake Duke Studio and Classic Party Rentals
Lighting: C Squared Events
Chair Sleeves: Wildflower Linen
Cake: Truly Madly Sweetly Bake Shop
Hair and Makeup: Domenica Beauty
Bridal Gown: Jaime Elyse Couture
Bridal Accessories: Sandra Nicole Designs
Groom Tux and Accessories: Friar Tux
Invitation Suite: Paper Villa Fine Stationery
Linen and Napkins: Luxe Linen