A Country Barn Wedding at Meanda Grove in Riverside, California

Vanessa Trujillo (28 and a produce clerk) and Jonathan Sunshine (28 and a city worker) met while they were working together at a local grocery store. They got to know each other through Jonathan being at the register and Vanessa bagging his groceries, along with the occasional smile down the aisle. The two finally hit it off at a New Year’s Eve party and began to date for what would be the next seven years. After a late night workout at the gym, the couple got back to Vanessa’s home where Jonathan took out a small gift bag out of his car. Vanessa was under the impression it was a birthday gift, until she opened a ring box to reveal a half eaten Ring Pop. “As I looked at him, he had been down on his knee holding the real thing in his hand, and that was where our new chapter had begun,” says Vanessa. The couple had their yellow and white wedding at Meanda Grove in Riverside, California, a five-acre private residence with a red barn that complemented the rustic, country theme. The ceremony took place outside, where Vanessa walked down the aisle in her ivory wedding gown designed by Mori Lee and held a rose and magnolia bouquet, accented with eucalyptus and baby’s breath. The reception was held in the red barn, where they served a dinner catered by Richard Jones BBQ and a large dessert bar with oatmeal cream pies and Bundt cakes. During the night, there was a slideshow shown of the couple that revealed how they love story unfolded.