Mio & Dave’s Wedding on October 19th @ Ponte Winery in Temecula

A truly fantastic celebration!  This was the last wedding of the season for us and it was so fitting that it would be held in my home town of Temecula at the beautiful Ponte Winery.   A complex itinerary demanded a strong focus for the day.  Dave & Mio worked very diligently in the planning stages to put the right compliment of vendors together for an unforgettable celebration.  The beautiful ceremony service was short and very sincere without the usual clichés, but with a beautiful insight to how our couple met and what sort of people they are.

A cocktail reception began immediately following with a scintillating mood set by a jazz quartet which delighted guests.  An introduction of the couple lead to the romantic first dance with a live performance of “The way you look tonight” in the slower style of Tony Bennett.  Then came the San San Kudo ceremony; a traditional Japanese Sake ritual that involves the sharing of drinks, the bonding of families and finally, a communal toast.  The dinner service was absolutely delicious.  The Ponte Winery staff were truly a pleasure to work with – champagne & Sake poured, cake & pies sliced and ready to serve right on time, who could ask for more?

The parents were then honored with a touching slide show that was enjoyed by all before the dance floor was opened up. Initially our bride & groom to be, were worried that their guests might not be a dancing crowd – they were definitely wrong – we had them up very quickly, dancing to current hits and a few older favorites.  The older generation kept up with the younger, refusing to be outdone.  The night ended with a spectacular sparkler send off for the newlyweds with a chorus of cheers.  This was one of those weddings where everything fell in to place very nicely and flawlessly, which, of course is the ultimate goal.  Incredible!

Venue: Ponte Winery

Photography: Adrienne Gunde Photography

DJ Entertainment: Sterling Productions

Lighting: Sterling Productions


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