Lake oak meadows is picturesque place that combines exquisite lines of vineyards, lush trees and a crystal lake that reflects the blue of the sky … We are going to talk about the benefits of incredible Lake oak meadows. And why you should take a look at this venue closer.
Being here personally, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the local panoramas. And I can safely say that lake oak meadows are a place where dreams turn into reality. The architecture uses natural stone and wood; the paths are paved with paving stones. The entire exterior suggests that a rustic wedding is an ideal place for this venue. Many locations that every bride dreams of are gathered in one place. There is a unique atmosphere here. The magic of your wedding day begins at this very lake.
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How to get to Lake oak meadows
Lake Oak Meadows weddings and events is located in the most beautiful area of Temecula – the valley of the vineyards. An area of 10 acres surrounds the restaurant complex. These are green hills where famous grape varieties such as Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Muscat Canelli are grown.
Temecula wedding venue is located close to major cities – San Diego (59 miles) and Los Angeles (77 miles). Getting here is quite simple and comfortable. The main road of Temecula – Rancho California Rd leads to the complex. By the way, this road leads guests to two of the most popular places: the Old Town and the Valley of the Winemakers. The latter is where our cozy suburban complex is located. Once you cross Butterfield Stage Road, you are outside the Temecula city limits. The estate of winemakers will open before you. On either side of Rancho California Rd. Green fields of vineyards are scattered, alternating with fruit trees. Very romantic and charming views.
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The comfort of the newlyweds and their guests is an important component of the wedding. From personal experience, I know that a conveniently and accessible parked vehicle will save a lot of time and effort for both the bride and the guests.
The suburban complex offers its guests a huge parking lot, where there is enough space for all guests, even if everyone arrives on a separate transport!
And that’s great. After all, you do not have to change to the shuttle and get to the place by roundabout ways. Everything is simple and affordable!
Getting ready of the bride and groom at Lake Oak Meadows
Each wedding starts with the morning getting ready shots. This is where the magic happens. Make-up artists and fairies-hairdressers work on the bride to make her look even better than she is! At this moment, she is surrounded by the bridesmaids. Photographers and videographers are working around. Every detail counts. Therefore, the complex in which the wedding will be held must have suitable rooms for the bride as well as for the groom. Spacious, light and elegant. For me, a photographer e is important to have a place to hang the dress and shoot wedding rings on. To have a place where I can take pictures of all of the bridesmaids in robes. Lake Oak Meadows offer that to its clients.
The decoration of the bride’s room is made in white, pastel colors. There is a podium with full-length mirrors for comfortable dressing in a wedding dress in one of the rooms. I want to note that there are many locations and places for photos of the wedding dress and shoes. Also, these shots can done on sites within the complex. The room adjoins its private courtyard decorated with wooden lattice posts. Fragrant jasmine branches gently fall over them.
The Getting ready place for the groom captivates with its simplicity and comfort. Guys getting ready much faster (usually) than girls, and they have a little free time. There is a fireplace, pool, TV – everything you need for the groom and his friends.
The first look of the bride and groom
Oak meadows of the lake is so beautiful that I honestly find it difficult to choose one location. There are many of them here. Some brides prefer to pick the location she wants to meet with her groom, and some leave it up to me. Depending on the time of the day there is a few options: a wooden bridge by green branches of trees, and an area near the lake with a fountain in the distance, and strict lines of vineyards. Depending on the time of the day, I pick between the following. Wooden staircase against the background of fragrant roses. Wherever the photographer and honeymoon team goes, there is a beautiful and atmospheric setting everywhere. Thanks to the lush trees, the complex has enough shade, which is favorable conditions for great photos.
Lake oak meadows locations
As I wrote earlier, the Lake Oak Meadows pleasantly surprises with many varaity locations. This allows you to take a variety of shots, playing with the setting, composition, details, light. Everything in order to accurately convey the atmosphere of your wedding.
The main reception and ceremony place looks awesome. It is a green peninsula lawn that literally cuts into the lake. It is framed by a fence with marvelous lanterns. In the evening, lit lanterns create a wonderful atmosphere, reflected in the water. In the middle of the platform, a large stone path is lined that leads to the wedding arch. It is customary to install the arch itself in this place – under tall, powerful trees.
Wooden pontoon on the lake – a platform with a panoramic view of the lake and its surroundings. Allows you to create both portrait photos and landscape ones. Perfect for shooting a couple, perfectly highlight the beauty of a wedding dress.
Wooden staircase, decorated with bush roses. In the evening, the staircase is illuminated by lanterns and looks very impressive.
Some couples love taking photos by small boats – another romantic location in the middle of the lake.
Vineyards. The clear lines of the vines provide a wonderful backdrop. And if your holiday falls on the harvest season, the aroma of ripe fruits will hover here and bunches of ripe grapes will be an additional attribute.
This is an essential part of any wedding photo shoot. Gathering all your relatives of different generations and capturing this moment in a photo is a wonderful memory for many years! I usually take these photos immediately after the first look session or after the ceremony, until all the guests have had time to scatter around the Venue.
Spacious and accessible locations works the best for it and there is plenty of them at Lake Oak Meadows. I pick location very carefully to avoid sun shadows on guests’ faces.
Fortunately, Lake Oak Meadows has several family-friendly locations in its arsenal. Beautiful green area with many trees that provide perfect lighting for the shots. Often couples choose wide paths marked with paving stones.
The wedding ceremony takes place on the main site of the Lake Oak Meadows. As I mentioned, this is a green lawn that is literally by a lake. The lake itself is decorated with several fountains. Which are also visible from the site for the ceremony. The bride’s path is lined with decorative stone. On both sides of the path, traditionally, there are rows of snow-white chairs for guests. At the request of the bride, the seats can be strictly perpendicular to the aisle and diagonally for a greater view of the ceremony. The ceremony site is large and spacious. It can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people. It should be noted that the lake is just a find on a hot day. It is very comfortable to be here due to the compensation of air humidity.
The area with festive tables is located outside in the open air.
Depending on the number of guests at your wedding, you can place the guest tables and the newlyweds table itself at your discretion. It is possible to install a light tent or a gazebo over the tables. This will add coziness and hide from the sun’s rays. At one of the weddings I saw white tent with a weightless net. It looked delicate and modern. You can also set up a candy bar with a wedding cake nearby. There is a special place for this. With the onset of darkness, the playground turns into a fabulous place. Lights, bulbs and flashlights come on. Trees decorated with garlands look awesome! The whole festive evening passes under this shining beauty. A romantic first dance of the newlyweds and an incendiary disco of cheerful guests. It will be comfortable for everyone!
Lake oak meadows wedding venue is a great place for a wedding celebration! I really enjoy photograph weddings here. You know, this complex has a particularly gentle atmosphere. The wonderful combination of green landscape, rough stone in architecture and natural wood in decoration causes aesthetic pleasure among the guests. A picturesque lake and graceful fountains set the dynamics for the picture.
Plus, the place is spacious enough for big weddings, and you and your guests will remember a wedding day in the Wine Valley!