By Jordan Lemke
An Apple Store brought them together, and sushi rolled out the pathway for their happily ever after—Chuck and Lisa worked together at the Apple Store and after a training project, she asked him to go to sushi to “wait out the traffic.” Then, after years of dating, he shocked her with a romantic proposal at one of the oldest Japanese gardens in Tokyo.
When they were planning their special day, they fell in love with Callaway Vineyard & Winery‘s naturally gorgeous Temecula setting, particularly the grape vines that beautifully mirrored their metallic and green decorations.
Lisa’s hunt for the perfect wedding dress started and ended with Aria Dress in LA. “They design dresses, hand-making them tailored to your body… it’s a one stop shop!” she says. Hers was laden in lace and a plunging back, accentuated by mesh details. The couple also worked together to hand-make ribbon wands for their guests to participate in the heartfelt ceremony.
The reception offered equally personable details, with their mutual love for pop culture shining through in cake toppers (Khalessi and Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones!) on their naked cake from Cakes to Celebrate and in lapel pins for the groomsmen based on each of their favorite video games. At the reception, the tables were named after their favorite types of wine, and guests had the chance to dance the night away in front of the LOVE marquee lights.
THEIR TALENTED TEAM:
Catering & Venue: Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Coordination: Linda Rae Events
Dress: Aria Dress
Entertainment: Timmy D Productions
Florals: Soiree Design & Events
Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Beach
Officiant: Joining Hearts
Photography: Jenna Joseph Photography
Rentals: Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals
Sweets: Cakes to Celebrate