Chelsea and Zack Zweigle | Temecula Vineyard Wedding

I’m so glad that I got to be there for Chelsea and Zack’s wedding in Temecula this weekend! I had been planning on driving, but knowing how tired I can get on long drives, I’m really glad I decided to just fly. I also rented a car for the first time ever at the San Diego airport, and it was really easy now that I’m an official adult (25). I loved having super legit AC too since it was SO hot out there. Their wedding was in the backyard of a relative’s house in Temecula wine country, and it was beautiful. I met Chelsea and Zack when I was photographing Chelsea’s brother Charlie, and Chrissy’s wedding in Ventura, so it was really fun getting to see everyone again. Here are some of my favorite moments from the day:
Photo of a bride getting her hair done at the Charleston Full Body Salon in Temecula before her vineyard wedding. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of a bride and her friend sharing a phone call as they are waiting for their nail polish to dry in Temecula before her vineyard wedding. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of a groom and his groomsmen helping each other get ready in Temecula before his vineyard wedding. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Guys often get ready for a wedding in about 10 minutes, so it was great that they were at the same location so I could get shots of them as well. I like how much stuff is going on in this frame.
Photo of a bride, Chelsea Venable, and her father walking down the isle during her wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Bride and Groom pouring sand into a vase photo. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of purple wedding details for Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding ceremony and reception in a backyard vineyard wedding in Temecula. Purple Bridal bouquet, head table decor. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
I love all of the purple wedding details!
Portrait of the bridal party for Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding in a Temecula vineyard wedding. Purple wedding details, purple Bridal bouquet, purple bridesmaid dresses. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Portrait of the bridal party for Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding in a Temecula vineyard wedding. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Wedding portrait of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Wedding photo of Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle's wedding rings after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Handmade cork board with Images for a vineyard wedding with images posted on it.
Among many of the design elements that they made themselves for their wedding, the cork board was the best. The saved up all the corks for a while and made this board to show some of their photos on. Being a vineyard wedding, this could not have been better.
Black and White Wedding photo of a wedding speech for Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Black and White Wedding photo of a wedding speech for Chelsea Venable and Zachary Zweigle after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
These are my favorite wedding toasting photos I’ve ever taken. I really like the one above, and Zack’s HUGE champagne flute was SO awesome! It was the biggest toast I’ve ever witnessed.
Photo of a wedding toast by Zachary Zweigle holding a HUGE champagne flute after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of a wedding toast by Zachary Zweigle holding a HUGE champagne flute after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of a wedding toast by Zachary Zweigle holding a HUGE champagne flute after their wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle's wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle wearing mickey mouse hats during their wedding reception. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Wedding portraits of a bride and groom in a Temecula vineyard during their wedding reception. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
I’m really glad that we were able to sneak out of the reception for a minute durning dusk to get some vineyard wedding portraits. I also like that Chelsea planned on getting down at her reception, and had the right purple Vans to do so in.
Wedding portraits of a bride and groom in a Temecula vineyard during their wedding reception. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Even though I’m old enough to rent a car, I’m still not man enough to grow a mustache as respectable as this one.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
Photo of dancing at a vineyard wedding reception in Temecula. Zachary and Chelsea Zweigle. wedding in a Temecula vineyard. Photograph by destination wedding photographer, Josh Gruetzmacher.
I seriously had a blast being able to come down to Temecula for Zack and Chelsea’s wine country destination wedding. You can see even more photos in the slideshow if you want more of this action too. Spending an afternoon in San Diego by a pool with some of my friends the next day was also a nice perk. No matter how busy you are, sometimes it’s best to just take a day off to relax and refocus. Thanks!

Matthias - June 22, 2010 - 3:08 PM

That last spinning bride shot is sahhh-weeet! You did a really great job of capturing the emotions of the day. Fantastico.

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