Grand Tradition Fallbrook Wedding |Brianna + Brandon
I don’t know where to even begin with this beautiful and stunning bride and groom at the gorgeous Grand Tradition Estate and Garden Wedding Venue in Fallbrook! After their shooting Brianna + Brandon’s engagement photos, I knew I would have an amazing time shooting their wedding. They are such naturals and have so much love for one another. I couldn’t wait to see the big day unfold! We started with the getting ready photos. Luckily at Grand Tradition they have a room for the bride and also for the groom. They are right next to each other, but if you communicate well you can definitely avoid running in to one another.
The light was so beautiful coming into the bridal suite, I didn’t want to leave! We had a first look to get to though, so getting ready photos were complete! Before the bride went over to meet the groom, she had the cutest moment with her dad!! I fought hard to fight back the tears. They did this thing where they go forehead to forehead and smile and I just about died of how sweet and tender that is. Like died!
I usually let the couples decide whether they want to do a first look or not. The only time I really seeing it as a “must’ is if you are having a winter wedding. This is because the sunlight escapes us so quickly! Especially if you are getting married a little inland, it goes down even earlier! So in this case, I was glad they had opted for doing a first look as their ceremony was finishing at sunset time. The day was a little overcast but as I was shooting their formal portraits after the first look, glimpses of the sun rays came through!
I’ve died and gone to wedding photography heaven!! An absolute dream!! This is such a beautiful wedding venue where it is lush and green year round!! So it doesn’t matter what time of the year you are getting married, you are guaranteed greenery!! The bride’s father came over to had her er bouquet and of course another magical emotional moment happened, I love these two!!
Back to one of my favorite parts of a wedding or elopement, the formal bride and groom portraits. All of the areas of Grand Tradition Fallbrook offers incredible backdrops for portraits so we basically walked the pathway to the ceremony site. There are three areas at Grand Tradition and we were in the upper area called Arbor Terrace.
Yes these two are ready for the cover of Brides magazine or something!! They are a total couple goals! It was time now for their ceremony! While I was shooting their formal portraits, I had my second shooter photograph the wedding party, and before the first look she did a couple shots of the groom with his parents.
For those of you worried that your partner will not be emotional at the end of the aisle, the photo of Brandon looking at Brianna with such love will show you that they will still get butterflies in their stomach!!
It was a race against sunset time to get these family portraits taken. But we made it!
The decor of reception was to the nines!