Our Summer Wedding Ceremony

Our Wedding Ceremony at Abbott Manor | A Good Hue

Photos by Capture Me Photography 

We’re married! Okay, so we’ve been married just over two months now but I am SO excited to share our wedding photos with you all and relive the day. There are a TON of photos so I’m going to break up our wedding into separate posts and thought I would start with our beautiful summer wedding ceremony.

Both our ceremony and reception was held at Abbott Manor, a gorgeous outdoor garden venue in Temecula. Even though it was early July, the weather was perfect, the sun was shining and Steve and I were both smiling ear-to-ear the entire day.  

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But First… Our First Look

Bride & Groom's First Look | A Good Hue

Before the ceremony Steve and I decided to do a first look and have a special moment to ourselves. Some couples don’t want to see each other until the ceremony, but I’m so glad we did a first look! We were both feeling nervous and excited and I think being able to have a few minutes before the ceremony helped to calm those nerves. It also gave us a chance to get some of our photos out of the way so we could have more time to enjoy our reception. 

   Bride & Groom's First Look | A Good Hue

I think Steve’s smile says it all here!   

Our Wedding Ceremony

Amanda & Steve's Wedding- Bridal Party | A Good Hue

Steve Waiting for His Bride | A Good Hue

Our Wedding Ceremony- Here Comes the Bride | A Good Hue

For guest seating, our DJ played a mix of instrumental rock songs from Vitamin String Quartet, The Piano Guys and the like. Our wedding party walked down the aisle to Brooklyn Duo’s cover of Billie Eilish and Khalid’s “Lovely” and I walked with my dad to Haley Reinhart’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” 

Our Wedding Ceremony at Abbott Manor in Temecula, Calf. | A Good Hue

Our Wedding Ceremony at Abbott Manor in Temecula, Calf. | A Good Hue

We both wanted a quick ceremony– no long speeches, readings, activities, singing– just straight to the point. We had our friend and groomsmen Brodie officiate and he did such an amazing job… in fact, he could totally quit his day job and take up officiating full-time! His speech was so well written and summed up our Steve & mine’s relationship perfectly– he had the perfect blend of sweet anecdotes and funny jokes– you’d go from wiping tears one second to LOL-ing the next. 

Our Wedding Ceremony at Abbott Manor in Temecula, Calf. | A Good Hue

One of my most favorite moments of the wedding ceremony (well, besides actually marrying Steve!) was when a beautiful butterfly flew by right next to Steve and I just as Brodie mentioned Steve’s father who had passed away a few years prior. Truthfully, I just about lost it– such a special moment. 

After Brodie’s quick speech, it was time to exchange rings and say our vows. I had initially wanted us to write our own vows but Steve vetoed that since I’m the only writer in this relationship. Marriage is all about compromise, right?  We said our “I do’s”, slipped on the rings and were hitched! Oh, and of course the kiss… and yes, we had practiced the night before! 

Our Wedding Ceremony- First Kiss. | A Good Hue   Our Wedding Ceremony-- Bridal Party | A Good Hue

Our Wedding Party

We had the best wedding party and feel so grateful to have such an amazing bunch of people stand up with us and support us. A huge thank you to this group for their love and putting up with all our wedding planning. We’re very lucky and fortunate to have these guys in our lives. I’ll share more about our wedding party in a future post. 

Our Wedding Ceremony at Abbott Manor in Temecula, Calf. | A Good Hue

Was our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect? Of course not. There was some neighbor playing mariachi music in the background and Steve was complaining that his feet were hot from standing in the sun (#groomproblems). But would I change any of it? Not a single moment. 

Amanda & Steve's Summer Wedding at Abbott Manor in Temecula, Calf. | A Good Hue

Stay tuned for more wedding fun– I’ll be sharing a LOT more in the coming weeks. Thank you to our bridal party, parents, vendors and everyone who helped make our special day so wonderful! Read more about our wedding planning here. 


Photography: Capture Me Photography
Location: Abbott Manor
Wedding Gown: c/o BHLDN
Bridal Hair: Mishelle at Thomas Edward Salon & Dry Bar
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: c/o Friar Tux
Bride’s Bouquet: Chino Florists
DJ: Dellinger Entertainment

20 thoughts on “Our Summer Wedding Ceremony

  1. Stephanie

    Oh my goodness your wedding ceremony was just the most gorgeous! I love the light colors and the location and how bright it was. So stunning and dreamy, that’s for sure! And GIRL – you’re an absolute queen in that gown!


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