Author: Alexis Cicala

Bohemian Dream Wedding at Wolf Feather Honey Farm – Temecula, CA


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Wolf Feather Honey Farm and The Intrepid Wild is heaven for wild romantics and free-spirited couples.  

Hidden in the hills of Temecula, CA is one of the biggest secrets and we’re sharing it with you! This twenty-acre pistachio farm turned wedding venue is owned by one of the most kind and creative woman, Chari Bird. Chari does things different from most and that’s one of the reasons we loved working with her. Wolf Feather Honey Farm remains private and exclusive to those who put the effort into finding them. Chari does promise once you do find them, “you will discover it’s worth every ounce of your time”. This is true!

We knew we wanted a unique venue where we could have the freedom to play with our creativity. When we came across Wolf Feather Honey Farm, after falling into the hole of instagram, we knew immediately this was the one. It was the perfect setting to create our “Bohemian Dream” styled shoot.

We were inspired by colors and textures found in Renaissance paintings. Our color palate consisted of yellow ochre, azure blue, green earth, Chianti shades, and accents of gold and stone gray.

We began the day in the most magical barn full of earth toned velvet couches, textured pillows and mirrors of all different shapes, sizes and colors covering the walls. We imagined the groom and his groomsmen in this space enjoying a bourbon/scotch and cigar, sharing stories from the past, and toasting to the future. Kelly Huber of Kelly Huber Hair began twisting Morgan’s hair into a beautiful textured braided crown. Emily Burhop worked her magic and created a natural bronzed glow upon Morgan’s skin.

The large black sliding barn doors closed and Morgan slipped into the delicate lace spaghetti strapped Christina Sfez wedding gown. When the barn doors slid back open Morgan appeared like a bohemian goddess with her groom waiting patiently outside. She picked up the oversized bouquet and in that moment we all became speechless. The pampas grass and silk ribbon swayed in the wind like a dream.

Lindsey of Snake Oil Cocktail Co. began working her magic over at the bar. Not only does Snake Oil create the most DELICIOUS cocktails, they also manage to create beautiful works of art every time. The cocktails, garnished with kiwi, grapefruit, lavender, and dried peppers,  enhanced the story and experience.

And then there was the cake, OH WOW! Created by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., this three-tier cake was an incredible work of art. The Chianti color palette curved its way up to the top with a textured palm center-tier.

The couple made their way up to the hilltop, after having a little fun on the dune buggy, where the ceremony site greeted us with a beautiful golden glow against the church pews and foraged stick arch. Dan from Rolling Tide Films captured footage of the breathtaking valley views by drone. The couple got cozy in front of their wedding night glamping tent. Oh, did I mention that Wolf Feather Honey Farm provides glamping tents!? This is a venue after my own heart.

We ended the evening taking footage of the dreamy bohemian tablescape styled with items from Birdie in a Barn. Communal farm tables, lying beneath market lights, twisted their way through the pistachio trees like a vine. Mismatched marble chargers and footed goblets lined the never-ending tables. Staggering heights of pillar candles added texture and a warm glow as the sun fell behind the hills. 

We are so thankful for this amazing team of vendors. We had such an amazing day working with each of you!

Venue: Wolf Feather Honey Farm – Photography: Emry Photography – Videography: Rolling Tide Films – Rentals: Birdie in a Barn – Florals: the Social Flower – Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. – Cocktails: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. – Wedding Dress: Christina SfezMakeup: Emily Burhop  Hair: Kelly Huber Hair

Live. Laugh. Love.

Alexis & Adrian

 

Our Journey


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Welcome to the blog of Together for Better Events, where we will share our most important lessons, special moments, and the little things in between. We can’t wait to get started! 

We are not your typical coordinators. We are a male and female couple who are passionate about living life through laughter and love and bring that to our couples. When it came time to develop our branding we knew we didn’t want to be like other coordinators in Southern California. We want to break the mold of “traditional” planning. Most wedding planners are solo and female which can typically leave the conversation one-sided. You will often hear grooms saying, “whatever my fiance says is fine. Just tell me when I have to be there”. We want our brides and grooms to both feel included. This day is just as special to the groom as it is to the bride. Your wedding day should be a celebration of your love for one another and your journey together.

The name of our company is inspired by a short inspirational story Adrian introduced me to, Together is Better by Simon Sinek. This short story inspired us to help others and discover our own courage. Life is about choices. Simon Sinek says there is one choice that affects how we feel about our journey: Do we go alone or do we go together? Our couples have chosen to go Together, for Better. 

Adrian and I decided to leave our jobs in hospitality on the East Coast and move to San Diego, California. We packed up our car with everything we owned, plus my dog Teagan, and drove across country leaving behind friends and family. When we arrived in San Diego we spent over a week living out of our car and hotels until we could find an apartment. The experience of moving to a place you’re unfamiliar with and not having family or friends to lean on is so rewarding. We have both grown so much as individuals and as a couple. 

It has always been a dream of mine to start my own coordinating business and the doors started to open when we moved to San Diego. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of so many vendors in Southern California, especially from Emily and Ryan of Emry Photography. They’re truly amazing to work with. We would recommend them to any couple looking for a photographer in San Diego, Temecula or Orange County. 

Your wedding day is a celebration of your love for one another. We will make the planning process fun and enjoyable, as it should be. That is why our first meeting usually begins by grabbing drinks and getting to know our couples story, their likes, dislikes, and dreams. Having a coordinator the day of your wedding is one of the most important things that most couples regret not having in the end. Your wedding day will fly by so fast. Don’t allow things like seating charts, vendor arrival, ceremony procession etc. distract you form enjoying every moment of this day. You can count on us to deliver a seamless experience for you and your guests.

We are excited to share our journey with you and the stories of our amazing couples. Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. This is our passion. Thank you to all our friends and family for being so supportive! 

Live, Laugh, Love 

Alexis & Adrian