There’s no shortage of beautiful wedding venues in the Inland Empire and Murrieta. I truly feel for the couple trying to make a decision on where to host their wedding day! But Forever & Always Farm has a unique charm and I can absolutely see why so many couples are drawn to this beautiful outdoor wedding location. I’m sure you’ll agree once you see these summer Forever & Always Farm wedding venue photos!
Summer is one of my favorite times of year to photograph a wedding because I get extended time with my couples in that gorgeous, golden dreamy light! On Kyle + Kassandra’s day, this meant we had some bonus time during dinner hour to go shoot in the field next to Forever & Always Farm. I adore a couple that structures their day around taking in the natural beauty around them!
More than just how awesome Forever & Always Farm wedding venue is, Kyle + Kassandra are an AMAZING couple to work with! Not only were they basically shooting out heart eyes towards each other all day, they are HILARIOUS! I knew they were amazing from the get-go, but when I heard quotes from Parks and Rec, The Office and Lord of the Rings during their wedding vows, their amazingness was confirmed x 1,000! And now onto the photos!
SUMMER FOREVER & ALWAYS FARM WEDDING VENUE PHOTOS
I started off the day in the bridal suite at the venue – one of my favorite venues because there’s a gorgeous dress form and amazing light coming into the bridal suite!
I told Kassandra as soon as I saw this dress it was a fairy princess dress! So many gorgeous, floaty layers!
Kassandra + her best gal Connie admiring her dress! These two met during PE in high school and had the most fun all day! Everyone needs a Connie in her life!
I love the father-daughter first look! This was such a sweet moment between Kassandra + her dad :)
Next door, Kyle was getting into his finery as well!
#squadgoals! I try so so hard on a wedding day to remember names…but I will say I called one of these fine gentlemen “Bearded Man #2” when arranging family formals. Ha! Fortunately he didn’t seem to mind :)
Kassandra + Kyle opted for a first look. These two were so sweet together! And for any couples considering a first look – Kassandra said after the fact she was so relieved she did it! I can totally understand (as a bride who had a first look myself!). The build up is so much until you see you sweetie, it’s such a relief to be like, “Wow, we’re doing this today! We’re really doing it!” LOL ;)
More fab photos in this gorgeous greenery…seriously, it’s impossible to find a bad backdrop at Forever & Always Farm!
These moments are my fave – Kassandra’s grandmother was SO EXCITED to see her! She kept raving over how gorgeous Kassandra was :) The ceremony was brief but meaningful – it was clear Kyle + Kassandra wrote the ceremony to be indicative of their relationship and a reflection of their personality – which goes to say that it was perfect! :)
After the ceremony we got to spend some time getting photos with Forever & Always Farms’ vintage Porsche! Don’t mind if I do!
I love this bridal party!
And I love love LOVE this light! Yummy!
It’s not a Forever & Always Farm wedding without an ALPACA! Sweet Ted was the star of the show! Isn’t he a cutie?
The reception was fabulously decorated as always! Love the purple and green Kyle + Kassandra chose!
You may have noticed a few cranes in the photos! Kassandra told me at their engagement session that she was hard-at-work creating cranes for their wedding day. In total, she folded over 1,000 cranes! This is a Japanese wedding tradition. Cranes are believed to mate for life and symbolize happiness, long life, and good luck. These were tied into many of the venue elements throughout the day, and were a beautiful way to honor Kassandra’s family and heritage.
I’ve said it before – toasts are one of my FAVORITE parts of the day! This is because I learn so much about my couples. For instance, I had NO IDEA Kassandra loved Disney until basically every single toaster on her side of the family made note of it! :)
We got to take a few more golden light portraits right before the sun set – just gorgeous :)
Congratulations, Kyle + Kassandra!
Murrieta Wedding Photographer – Courtney McManaway Photography
Wedding Venue: Forever & Always Farm
Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Hickman
Florals: Suede Petals
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