Wedding at Emerald Peak in Temecula, CA | San Diego Wedding Photographer | Sarah & James

From day one of meeting Sean and Sarah, I knew it was going to be a fun, bright wedding to be a part of.  We met a few weeks ahead of the wedding to scout out locations around the venue for their couple photos.  Emerald Peak is one of the most versatile outdoor wedding venue in Temecula.  On the property are several large rock formations, huge old oak trees, golden grass, and a lemon grove.  Around the property and country roads, you’ll find small streams, wooded areas, and endless vines of bougainvillea.

The three of us had a blast scouting locations, and I got to hear all about their highschool love story along the way.  It had been a long time coming for these two.  So, when they decided to get married they knew the perfect way to let everyone in on the secret, a full-on surprise wedding!  The surprise turned out to be a mellow one. By the time guests arrived, they had all put two and two together.  Most of them were expecting something special to take place, and surprise vows were an obvious choice.  Above all, every single gust could agree, ‘…it’s about time those two got married.

Our conclusion, if you are searching for an outdoor wedding venue in Temecula definitely put Emarlad Peak on your list.  With COVID and 2020 being the year that it is, weddings are hard enough.  Emerald Peak very well might be your best choice in terms of space and being entirely outside making distancing easy.  It is a family-owned venue, #supportlocal, and they offer all-inclusive planning for weddings AND private parties.

If you’re wanting more options of outdoor wedding venues in San Diego, check out this recent elopement at Windansea Beach and this wedding at San Diego Botanic Garden.