Surrounded with nature’s elements such as wood, eucalyptus, glowy candle lights everywhere and that overall romantic vibe, Jesse & Andrea had a sweet, personal wedding in Temecula Wine Country! We’re head over heels for Jesse’s fit-and-flare gown! So much love for this beautiful couple!
All photos were taken by Danielle Alexandra Mcbrayer.
Q: Any advice or tips for future Mrs.?
Make sure to enjoy every minute of the planning! I remember waking up in our hotel room the next day and we both were saying, “oh my gosh I can’t believe its all over!”. There were couples nights for us stressing over vendors not responding, seating arrangements not coming together as we planned, etcetera, but the one thing we would be recommend for future couples out there is to enjoy this planning process together. It all flies by way too fast and its such an amazing experience as a couple!
Q: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme?
We wanted lots of beautiful overgrown nature as our pallet to start with, and we felt the greenery that Temecula Wine Country had offered was beautiful! We both wanted something that was surrounded with natures elements such as wood, eucalyptus, glowy candle lights everywhere and that overall romantic vibe. Getting married at Danza Del Sol Winery was the best decision for us so our vision could be transformed into a reality.
Q: Tell us your love story! Where & How did he propose?
Jesse & I met 5 and a half years ago on a blind date at a sushi restaurant & went bowling! My older sister wanted to introduce me to her boyfriends (now ex) long term friend (aka my now husband!). I only knew he liked to play hockey, was becoming a fire-fighter and we both had a passion for music. Fast forward 3 and a half years later and we were hiking on the mountain at the top of the Ariel Tram Way in Palm Springs CA and he was proposing! I was completely stunned! We began planning the wedding right away and had about a year and a half before our big day together.
Q: How would you define the message “Dare to Love”?
I would define the message “Dare to Love” as, it takes a bold, committed person to love another. You run so many risks when loving someone. You run the possibility of being rejected, un-loved and humiliated if things don’t work out to how you predicted. So by daring to love you are going beyond your fears and doubts and just running the risk of loosing it all, to gaining everything life is truly all about. Loving one another is the most powerful and inspirational things a human can do.
Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
The best/memorable part of my day was getting ready with my bridesmaids and going over my vows just knowing I was about to marry the love of my life. The anticipation of walking down the aisle had me so jittery and excited! Then the moment of finally seeing my groom was so magical and just like everything I envisioned. I loved our first dance and cutting the cake together as well. Overall our whole day was so memorable to me!
Q: Where did you hear/find CocoMelody?
I actually found you guys on yelp and from the beginning to my final fitting I enjoyed every minute. Clay helped me pick out my dress and I felt beautiful inside and out thanks to him!
Q: What did you love most about your #CocoMelody dress (es)?
I loved the embellishments on the front of the dress and how open the back was. Overall the whole dress was designed just perfect and I felt it accentuated the right parts of my body. In fact because of my wedding dress my husband and I are going to be featured in a imagine called Mosaic Bride, coming out the end of this year!
Q: What do you think about CocoMelody and the customer service?
I would recommend CocoMelody to all my future brides and wish I could do my bridal experience all over again!