In Amber & Kyle’s eyes, their wedding was going to be a place that could make anyone fall in love all over again. And on their special day, there was no denying that first-time love spark between these two long-time lovers. On a beautiful sunshine-filled day in early October at the Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, CA, Amber and Kyle took their last moments as simply a couple, and down a rustic stone path surrounded by forested trees and cascading San Diego countryside, became husband and wife. Undeniably in love and in awe of each other, they began their long-awaited journey together surrounded by family and lifelong friends. As their ceremony transitioned into their reception, a large billowing linen-lined tent with floating lanterns and an open air dance floor set the stage for a night of celebration and bliss. With features including a elaborate display of delicious desserts and pies, sunset dances lit by floating string lights and even a life size cutout of Charlie Sheen (who unfortunately was unable to attend the festivities), the night was definitely one that captured the joy and ease of Amber and Kyle’s love. It was a pleasure working with the happy couple, as well as the beautiful venue and amazing staff of Pala Mesa Resort on this special day!
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Venue ● Pala Mesa Resort
Hair ● Katelyn Anderson, Hot Seat Salon
Makeup ● Kristi Wooden
Florist ● Kelli Rustin, Floral Occasions By Kelli
Caterer ● Pala Mesa Resort
Officiant ● Danny Marinshaw (Father of the Bride) & Ed King (Father of the Groom)
Cake ● Michelle Marinshaw (bride’s mother)
Dress ● Maggie Sottero
Tux ● Men’s Wearhouse
Processional (Wedding Party) ● Instrumentals
Processional (Bride) ● Turning Page, Sleeping at Last
Recessional ● Turning Page, Sleeping at Last
Grand Entrance ● Girls Girls Girls, Motley Crüe
First Dance ● Stand By Me, The Drifters
Father/Daughter Dance ● My Little Girl, Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance ● The First Lady In My Life, Paul Todd
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Amber: The most memorable moment of the day was seeing my soon-to-be husband’s face at the other end of the aisle. Five years later and that look still gives me butterflies!
Kyle: Turning around during our first look and seeing how beautiful my soon to be wife was in her dress!
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Amber: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Always remember that you are marrying the one you love and that is all that matters. Your wedding day goes by so quickly, so enjoy every moment!
Kyle: It’s all worth it!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Amber: Kyle’s sister bringing in a life size cutout of Charlie Sheen. He was the life of the party!
Kyle: Charlie Sheen for sure.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Amber: Not one bit. To us, the day was perfect. We wanted simple and elegant, an atmosphere that could make anyone fall in love all over again. Sure planning our wedding was stressful at times, but every bit was worth it.
Kyle: Hell no. It was a special day because of the way everything turned out.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Amber: We took a motor home up North and camped in luxury for a few days. I can’t remember the last time when we didn’t have somewhere to be or something to do. Simply enjoying each others company and the scenic views that surrounded us was exactly what we needed before returning back to reality.