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    Lord of The Rings Themed Wedding in Temecula California

    June 12, 2018

    Catarina and Josh’s Lord of The Rings Themed wedding in Temecula California was so incredibly sweet for so many reasons. For example, they had one of the most romantic first dances I have ever shot – it was in the rain! (Wait till you see those photos!)

    Tragically, Catarina’s father passed away prior to their wedding day. They added the most touching details to make sure he was present during the day! She and her mother wore the most beautiful necklaces made of his ashes. Ozzy, the pup Catarina and Josh adopted in honor of her father, was also there to help them celebrate! Keep reading, for a note from Catarina about Ozzy’s significance.

    Rustic wedding ring details

    Lord of the rings themed wedding stationary

    Romantic fairtytail wedding dress

    lace detail ball gown by Mori Lee

    Bridal half up half down hair style

    Here is a note from Catarina:

    “My dad (William Emerson) was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic at age 11. In his 30s he lost his eyesight as a result of the diabetes. He still wanted to feel/be independent and be able to work, so he decided to get a guide dog from Guide Dogs For The Blind from San Francisco.

    His first guide dog was a golden retriever named Desi! Desi was the Einstein of dogs. Desi sadly died of bone cancer at the age of 8. My dad decided to get another Guide Dog and went on to have 3 other Golden Retrievers after Desi died. Smart dogs, but none of them as brilliant as Desi.

    Wedding details for lost loved ones

    My dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in February 2016. After Josh and my engagement in January 2017, I asked my dad what he would think about Josh and I raising a Guide Dog puppy (fully preparing for him to reject the idea) but he agreed and said he thought it would be a great idea. After meeting with the school I requested a golden retriever male in honor of Desi. We were on the waitlist for a golden for 10 months – we brought Ozzy home on December 1st, 2017. My dad spent 23 days with Ozzy before passing away.

    He said Ozzy was a very smart, curious dog and his behavior reminded him so much of Desi. Ozzy is expected to go to college next year where he will continue his training for another 6 months to a year. Should he pass, he will be a partner with a blind/visually-impaired man or woman and change their life, the same way Desi (and all my other dad’s dogs) did. My dad always said Desi gave him his life back.”

    Wedding remembrance details

    Enchanted Forest wedding venue
    Enchanted Forest wedding venue in Temecula California
    Groom getting ready for fairytale wedding
    Their first look was so sweet! They tucked into the corner to read each other heartfelt letters before the big reveal. Scroll to see his reaction when he saw Catarina! She looked seriously stunning in her princess-worthy Mori Lee gown.
    Castle wedding bride and groom first look
    Castle wedding bride and groom first look
    Lord of the rings themed wedding
    California castle wedding with dog
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    California castle wedding
    Their castle wedding venue in Temecula California was seriously magical! It fit perfectly with the Lord of The Rings Theme. They did a great job of adding themed accents throughout, like on their invitations, cookies, and reception decor!
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    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    Fallbrook California Castle wedding
    Enchanted Forest California wedding venue
    Their ceremony was breathtaking and intimate in Enchanted Forest’s stunning outdoor courtyard!
    mother and bride walk down the isle
    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    Lord of the rings themed fairytale wedding
    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    Catarina and her bridesmaids looked like they were straight out of a fairytale in their lavender gowns!
    Fairytale wedding bridal details
    California castle wedding bridal party
    Lord of the Rings reception details
    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    It doesn’t get much more romantic than this first dance! The rain was seriously dreamy paired with the delicate twinkling lights and rolling Temecula hills.
    Castle wedding romantic first dance in the rain
    Lord of the rings themed wedding in temecula California
    We had such a wonderful time with this sweet couple and definitely formed a special friendship. Andrew didn’t mind hanging out with Ozzy either :)
    California fairytale wedding photographer
    Congratulations Catarina and Josh! Your Lord of The Rings Themed Wedding was seriously stunning!

    Vendors

    Bridal Gown | Mori Lee
    Cake and Desserts | Paige Palamara
    DJ – Rick Walker | Pro City DJ
    Necklace | Ash Beads

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    wanna know more?

    Kristen Booth

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