Terra Bella Wedding in Murrieta, Ca
Zane and Olivia are the kind of couple that make you feel right at home with them. I have known Zane for several years, and finally got the chance to meet Olivia at their Temecula wine country engagement session. She is kind, caring, full of life, and they are both crazy about each other. I was so happy for my friend that he found someone who compliments him so well. I quickly became close friends with Olivia as well and was honored to be able to photograph their wedding in Murrieta.
The Wedding Venue- Terra Bella
Olivia’s parents own a new wedding venue in Murrieta called Terra Bella, that will be opening up this fall. Zane and Olivia’s wedding was the first one to take place at the new venue, and having photographed several weddings in Temecula, I have to tell you, it is such a cool outdoor wedding venue north of Temecula Wine Country. When I asked the bride how she chose her wedding venue, she said she was looking for a unique venue in Murrieta. She loved that Terra Bella offered a private outdoor space with a gorgeous view of the mountains. She loved that she had found the perfect wedding venue that was elegant, yet rustic at the same time.
How the bride and groom met
From the bride... "We met at a church connect group. Zane kept asking me to hang out, but I blew him off a few times. My best friend and mom told to keep an open mind about him. We went on a few dates, and I knew after a month I would marry him. We were engaged after six months, and we got married one year and a day after our first date."
my favorite moments from the wedding day:
- Zane and Olivia wanted to pray together before their ceremony, but had decided not to do a first look. So, they blindfolded the groom and had a tear-filled quiet moment together as they prayed.
- The bride and groom chose to have a faith based ceremony, that the groom’s father officiated. It was so special because it was an emotional moment for him as well. What an honor!
- The bride and her father shared their father daughter dance together and broke out into a choreographed dance to “Don’t Fear the Reaper”.
- Zane’s reaction when he started to exchange vows with his beautiful bride. Girls… find a man who looks at you the way Zane looks at Olivia!
Photography: Lovisa Photo
Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Venue: Terra Bella
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Sweet Layers
MUA: Tanya Rae
Officiant: Gary Martin (Father of the Groom)
DJ: High End Events
Florals: Victoria Ohlwiler (Bridesmaid)