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Looking for inspiration to style a destination wedding a little closer to home? This breathtaking shoot from Sasha Gabriel and Rayanne Rose Events takes full advantage of the French and Italian architecture details of The Marquess, a unique estate wedding venue in Temecula. The Southern California venue offered the lemon groves of Capri, the bridges of Venice, the gardens of the South of France, and the most stunning stone chapel to offer ways to celebrate with European wedding style! Pairing it with moody fine art photos and exquisite calligraphy details added the perfect amount of Old World charm to the California sunshine!

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Monet Inspired Wedding Invitations for a European Wedding Style shoot

These Monet Water Lilies inspired invitations by Sea and Sun Calligraphy created a romantic French country details with Impressionist stationery accents, paired with gold wax seals and luxurious silk tassels to start off the European wedding style of this stunning Southern California shoot!

European Wedding Style Ideas for the Bride

Elegant Lace Getting Ready Robe for a Bride with European Wedding Style

Classical French and Italian details went into the bride’s getting ready look with a lace bell sleeve robe. The beautiful moments captured by Sasha Gabriel showed off her beaded headpiece and vintage glam bridal makeup before slipping into the wedding dress!

Glamorous European Style Bridal Getting Ready Photos
Stylish Three Piece Suit for a Black Tie Groom

Rayanne Rose Events and Yellow Bow Florals chose elegant and light colors to create a beautiful palette for the European wedding style of this shoot. Gold and yellow roses paired with creamy white details were the centerpiece of the bride’s amazing lush garden bouquet, echoing the elegant beauty of the estate at The Marquess.

European Wedding Style for with Fine Art Photos and Yellow Roses

Ready for out of this world romance? These stunning portraits throughout the lemon grove and Rialto-inspired bridge captured the romantic European wedding style of the venue, along with the stunning bride’s look from Mon Amie Bridal. The Tulle bows on the straps and the beaded lace bodice added romantic finishing details to the flowing chiffon skirt – layering the filmy top layer over a slim lace slip added the most gorgeous flow and movement!

European Wedding Style for with Fine Art Photos and Yellow Roses
Sheer Bow Wedding Dress with Beaded Lace

The ceremony was held with a romantic French stone chapel as the backdrop! The exquisite stone facade and wooden doors were brought over from France and painstakingly reconstructed to create an old world element at the Temecula wedding venue.

A Vintage French Stone Chapel Wedding Ceremony

A Vintage French Cathedral at a Southern California Venue Offers European Wedding Style

Yellow Bow Florals was inspired by the Corinthian columns on the facade of the stone chapel – she created deconstructed flower columns of greenery and yellow and white roses to frame the antique doors of the chapel and tie in the dark wood with greenery for a moody ceremony backdrop.

Gold Wax Seals give your Vow Notebooks European Wedding Style
A Vintage French Cathedral at a Southern California Ceremony Venue Offers European Wedding Style

How magical is this moody light to enhance the Gothic inspiration of the French chapel!

A Vintage French Cathedral at a Southern California Venue with Yellow Rose Ceremony Decor

Hanging Flower Centerpiece for a Greenhouse Wedding Reception

Crisp White Flower Chandelier over the Wedding Reception Table for a Hanging Centerpiece

The reception continued the Continental tour of European wedding style, taking place in the Vintage Greenhouse. The long, open space featured a vaulted ceiling that made for the perfect way to install a hanging centerpiece!

Pink Place Setting with Gold Wax Seal and Ribbon Menu Card

The white and pink decor included dusty rose napkins on each place setting, along with blush silk ribbons adorning the calligraphy and watercolor menu cards. The gold wax seal added a stunning finishing details! For the flowers, long strands of white blossoms dripped over the long dining tables, adding a light counterpoint to the greenery garland that served as a runner. The airy white and pink reception flowers added to the open feeling of the reception space.

Crisp White Flower Chandelier over the Wedding Reception Table for a Hanging Centerpiece
Pink Wedding Cocktails with Floating Flowers

Signature pink cocktails are the best way to toast the newlyweds! The Blushing Pink beverage was garnished with a floating white flower to add an elegant touch!

Pink Wedding Cocktails with Floating Flowers
Rialto Bridge over a Swimming Pool adds Venetian Flair for European Wedding Style

Italy took its turn adding to the luxurious European wedding style, with this beautiful Venetian bridge modeled on the famous Rialto! The leaded glass windows and views of the pool offered a stunning backdrop for wedding portraits with Italian flair!

Rialto Bridge over a Swimming Pool adds Venetian Flair for European Wedding Style

The light, color, and romance of this breathtaking shoot proves it’s possible to capture the breathtaking style of a European wedding day anywhere in the world! The stunning ideas to style a wedding with inspiration from France and Italy adds a unique and Old World touch to the stunning Temecula wedding venue!


Photographer and Creative Direction: Sasha Gabriel | Wedding Venue: The Marquess | Event Coordinator: Rayanne Rose Events | Florist: Yellow Bow Florals | Wedding Dress: Mon Amie Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Groom’s Suit: Friar Tux | Calligraphy and Stationery Design: Sea and Sun Calligraphy

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