Kim and Chris’ rustic vineyard wedding at Ponte Family Estate Winery in the Temecula Valley Wine Country was a day of breathtaking hillside landscapes, seamless sunshine and enchanting vintage detail. From the soft watermarked pastel place cards to crisp, gleaming metallic accents of the reception decor, the scene was set for a day of free-flowing celebration amidst endless rows of grapevines and beautifully aged wine country charm. The event also featured lush gardens, a grand wine barrel room, an interactive photobooth and vibrant floral arrangements—all elements that encompassed the natural beauty and simplicity of Kim and Chris’ new journey together as husband and wife. It was great working with wedding coordinator Marissa Huffman from Hitched with Huff, alongside DJ Jeremy Ricci from DJ Pros and Florist & Decor Director Abby Barbaric to set the scene for this memorable day.
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Venue ● Ponte Family Estate Winery
Coordinator & Decor ● Hitched with Huff, Marissa Huffman
Hair ● Haley Hawkins & Angela Garabedian
Makeup ● Evelyn Aguon & Kristine Paula
Florist & Decor ● Abby Barbrick
Caterer ● Ponte Family Estate Winery
Officiant ● Joe Flores (Groom’s Father)
Guitarist ● Darryl Mendoza
Cake ● Frosting Fanatic, Kristen Hawes
Dress ● Maggie Soterro, “Liv”
Tux Rentals ● Men’s Warehouse
Videography ● ZG Productions, Zack Gitler
DJ ● DJ Pros, Jeremy Ricci
Photobooth ● Great Pics Photobooths
Processional ● Angel, Jack Johnson (Performed by Darryl Mendoza)
Recessional ● Grow Old With You, Adam Sandler (Performed by Darryl Mendoza)
Grand Entrance ● Mary You, Bruno Marz
First Dance ● Latch (acoustic version), Sam Smith
Father/Daughter Dance ● My Girl, Smokey Robinson feat Miguel, Aloe Blacc, & JC Chasez
Mother/Son Dance ● Simple Kind of Man, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Last Dance ● We Belong Together, Ritchie Valens
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Doing a one on one toast together just after the ceremony, as husband and wife. Our wedding coordinator made sure we got some alone time, just so we could experience and savor the moment.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Take a couple minutes of alone time together. The whole day goes by so quickly. Spending even a couple of minutes of alone time (even if it’s only enough time to clink some champagne glasses) was really memorable for us both!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Carlos, one of the groomsmen, doing the Snake in the middle of the dance floor.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
The Bahamas, Nassau