Dana & Michael’s Bright & Beautiful Winery Wedding

Eco-friendly details and sunny simplicity at a romantic vineyard wedding

According to uber-talented photographer Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography, Dana and Michael were one of the most relaxed and happy couples she’s ever worked with. And their sunny, laid-back attitude is reflected in every pretty detail of their green wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, California. <!–more–>  This adorable duo worked in everything from eco-friendly florals to cool, non-matchy-matchy bridal party attire. The overall look is colorful, comfortable, and infused with the kind of joy and warmth that makes a wedding truly memorable.

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The biblical text on their programs reads, “I have found the one in whom my soul delights.” *Sigh*


The color! The texture!! We don’t know who made Dana’s incredible wedding dress, but based on the lace and beadwork, I’m guessing that it’s vintage or antique. If anybody can provide a clue, please share in the comments below!



The boys look like they’re having a blast getting ready. (It’s easy to drink beer and go swimming when there’s no hair and makeup to contend with!)


Beautiful bride!! Dana’s smile is infectious. It makes me smile right back at her.




Oh, the simple beauty of getting married at a vineyard! With luscious violet grapes and greenery like this, the ceremony site needs no extra embellishment. Elegant wooden chairs, a simple chuppah, and breathtaking scenery are sweet perfection. Also, you can bet that the wine was good…and plentiful.


Boutonnieres are made of sustainable succulent plants, along with potted succulents with limes and a stunning bridesmaid’s bouquet of fuschia tulips. This green wedding uses a variety of blooms, and is a great example of how you can reduce your impact and incorporate whatever your “dream flowers” are by mixing them with more Earth-friendly options.




Mix n’ match bridesmaids dresses in vibrant, rich colors are complemented by an array of monochrome bouquets. Below, buckets of parasols shield guests from the summer sun.



These eco centerpieces incorporate sustainable orchid plants and succulents. Notice how they’re displayed right in their planters, ready to be taken home and cared for by the bride and groom or their guests. Perfection!






The best part of a Jewish wedding is the chairs!! Even the most staid guests whoop and holler in delight as the bride, groom, and their families are lifted over the crowd. Such fun!

May thanks to Beautiful Day Photography, and to Dana and Michael, for sharing these vibrant, joyous photos with us!

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  1. Oh my I love this wedding! I just kept looking over at the photo, you can really tell they are so happy and in love.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I love this wedding. The photos are amazing and highlight this gorgeous location. I know for sure now that I want my wedding in a beautiful vineyard like this one. I especially love the wedding programs. The biblical text was so cute!

    Thanks for sharing this,


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