An Elegant Vineyard Wedding at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California

rn Astrid Stewart (29 and an event coordinator) wed Sean Murphy (34 and in sales) in a romantic, classic affair at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California. A palette of gold, blush pink and navy brought elegance to the naturally beautiful outdoor setting. “The ceremony overlooked the vineyards, and the space had columns that we draped with fabric and flowers,” Astrid says. “We used gold lanterns and large flower bouquets at the front of the aisle and flower petals down the aisle. It looked truly magical.” Astrid walked down the aisle to an original song written and performed by her cousin. After a ceremony officiated by Astrid’s father (a pastor), the newlyweds and their 200 guests walked a few paces to the open-air reception, where the dance floor stayed full. “We wanted to ensure we had enough time to dance with our guests," Astrid says. "Our band played live music for an hour, and every single person was dancing." In keeping with the romantic theme, each table was topped with gold candles, blush rose bouquets and gold-framed mirrors calligraphed with the table number. “Try to come up with compromises so your wedding reflects both of you,” Astrid says. “Don't be a bridezilla. Your wedding day is truly the best day of your life, but your marriage is forever.” —Carolyn Meers