Harsha and Alkis celebrated their vows in a Greek Orthodox ceremony at Mount Palomar Winery, a gorgeous venue in the heart of Temecula wine country. The reception that followed had a host of tasteful DIY elements, such as the rustic dessert table with various flavors of cupcakes, floral arrangements in mason jars with slices of lemon inside, and burlap and lace table runners under dreamy ivory and blush floral centerpieces in chalkboard planters that doubled as table numbers. Gretchen Wakeman Photography captured their day!
A DIY California winery wedding with blush details in Temecula, CA
She was meeting a girlfriend after work in downtown San Francisco. While she waited at the bar for her friend to arrive, she noticed him. He was next to her chatting away with the bartender. While waiting, she kept herself busy, but couldn't help a little eavesdropping due to his Australian accent. It has that effect. To her surprise, he asked her a few questions mid-conversation and included her in their discussion. Having come straight from the office, her high heels and stylish outfit were a bit dressed up for this particular bar. His first question was “You don't look like you're from around here.” To which she replied, “You don't sound like you're from around here.” The conversation progressed and as she was leaving he asked for her number. She gave him her business card. The catch… it was her old business card, with incorrect information except for name. To which she replied with a flirtatious smile, “You can find me…” Weeks went by and she began second guessing her business card move. WHY hadn't she just given him her number? It took a full month, but he finally tracked her down via social media. Turns out there are actually quite a few people with her same name. The phone rang. She was ecstatic. The love story began. – Gretchen Wakeman Photography