Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula offered a beautiful backdrop to Chad and Michelle’s delightful wedding day. As an Orange County wedding photographer, it’s always nice to travel a little further for such a lovely affair. Chad & Michelle’s special day was filled with simple sweet moments with each other and some hilarious moments with the people they cherish. These two lovebirds are not like most. For these two they love adventure and getting a little muddy along the way is just part of the fun! Michelle is a Physician’s Assistant and Chad is in the Navy. In getting to know them both it’s clear that they don’t only love each other but they have a passion for helping others! You can see that through the deep bonds they have with their friends and family. From the moment I met Chad to their last dance of the night you could see his deep love for Michelle and the way their day unfolded just complimented them perfectly.
Chad & Michelle didn’t just choose Temecula for their wedding day because of the great wine but they wanted to take advantage of the beautiful vineyards for their pictures.
Not only was Michelle surrounded by great friends but also very talented friends who did a fantastic job on her hair and makeup. Michelle was such a beautiful bride!
Chard was looking sharp! Being as adventurous as Chad is, he decided to gift all the groomsmen with pocket knives.
One of the special requests Chad & Michelle had for their special day was that they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony but they wanted to pray together. So we found them a nice private area where they would still have wall between them so they wouldn’t see each other. I love accommodating the special requests for our couples!
The staff at Wiens Family Cellars did such a fabulous job at setting up the reception hall, as well as taking care of our couple and our team! The simple table setting with the beautiful centerpieces and wooden tables did excellent in representing Chad & Michelle’s simple yet outdoorsy nature.
I think it’s safe to say a glowing smile runs in Michelle’s family!
For Chad & Michelle’s ceremony, they chose to do their vows at St. Catherine of Alexandria which was a short drive away from Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula.
They started their day as just Chad & Michelle but they left the church among a joyous crowd as Mr. & Mrs. Kostner.
Stephanie with Sweet Pea Floral Creations did such a lovely job on the flowers for our bride & groom!
In addition to beautiful flowers and a beautiful bride, there was also the Rolls Royce looking pretty stylish as well.
Not only do the Kostner’s have a great circle of support as they go through life together, they also have a great source of laughter.
Such a precious moment as the reception began with our bride & groom’s first dance. I think Chad was using all his strength to hold back tears!
One of the first encounters Chad & Michelle had together included off-roading and hiking. In addition to those activities they also enjoy hunting and yes Michelle, the hunt is over! Good catch!
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kostner! Your wedding day was beautifully sweet and an honor to be a part of! Thank you for choosing Three16 Photography with the important task of capturing your wedding day on camera.
If you’d like to read Chad & Michelle’s engagement story, please CLICK HERE.
To all the wonderful bride-to-be, we’d love to help you with your special day.
A special thank you to our amazing creative team:
Venue & Coordinator: Wiens Family Cellars | Wienscellars.com
Florist: Sweet Pea Floral Creations | Sweetpeafloralcreations.com
Makeup: Made by Narcissa
Hair: Bride Makeup and Hair
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate | Cakes-to-celebrate.com