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When Stepheyne first contacted me over a year ago, she had already had her dream venue picked out. I was thrilled that she was so far ahead of the game already and this meant that she was pretty serious about planning her day. I hadn’t had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at Galway downs before, so I was so excited that we were going to be able to see every inch of Galway’s beautiful property.

When we arrived, we were immediately taken back by the gorgeous florals hanging from the ceiling. They were everywhere! What would typically be drapery from the ceiling was now replaced by hanging florals. There was no shortage of beautiful details the rest of the day, and the amount of love from both sides of their family filled the room.

When these ladies read their vows to each other, I was truly blown away by the amount of genuine, loving and kind words they had for one another. They were truly from their hearts and something that I really admire.

They danced and drank the night away in true wedding fashion, complete with a character artist and an ice cream truck that made custom cookie- ice cream sandwiches! 

Thank you both so much for letting us into your lives. You were both so patient and kind every step of the way, and we wish you so much happiness. Oh, did I mention they are currently in Italy?! I hope you both are soaking up the great food, wine, and scenery that beautiful Italy country has to offer!






Venue- Galway Downs Temecula

Florist- Floral Sensations

Photographer- Carrie Mcguire Photography

Video- Wild Light Films

Hair and Makeup- Vanity Belle

Cakes- Bo Cakes

Rentals- Madam Palooza

Character Artist- Cartoon Slinger


DJ- Austin Murray

Ice Cream Bar- Baked Bear

Casino Games-  Ace High 

Photobooth- Captured Photobooth

Catering- Wedgewood 

Bridesmaids Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids LA

Suit- Jb Clothiers 

Are you busy planning a wedding of your own? I would love to hear all about it! Let’s be friends! You can send me a note HERE.

  1. Kimberly Murdock

    April 26th, 2018 at 5:54 AM

    Absolutely stunning! No words can describe the perfection!

  2. Scott

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:06 AM

    Gorgeous pictures of a BEAUTIFUL wedding ❤️

  3. Eddy Gaspard

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    Great photos. Beautiful couple.

  4. Lauren

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:36 AM

    Such stunning photos! I’m so happy for my cousins! I love you! ❤️

  5. Mama too

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:39 AM

    Oh wow how beautiful!
    I love the way this is put together!
    I know this is real but you two look like models for this web site. Job well done!
    Steph and Alexa you two are gorgeous cant wait to see you two when you recover from Europe

  6. Mandy Cardenas

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Gorgeous wedding for a gorgeous couple! These pictures are beautiful 💕

  7. Stephanie S.

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:02 AM

    So beautiful!! Congratulations! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness

  8. Sheila Butts

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:10 AM

    Beautiful thanks for letting us experience from a far this wonderful wedding. Wishing you two a great marriage. With love!

  9. Vanessa

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Beautiful wedding!!💕

  10. Verton

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    What a beautiful couple and lovely wedding! Congratulations!!!

  11. Mal

    April 26th, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Amazing pictures!!! Congrats to them both!

  12. Crystal

    April 26th, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Amazing wedding and two stunningly beautiful brides. Everyone had such a lovely time celebrating!!!

  13. Courtney

    April 26th, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    All of the tears! So beautiful. Congratulations!

  14. Dr. Brianna Nix

    April 26th, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Simply gorgeous! I remember when you two lovely ladies met. Fast forward all these years, and the love that sparked so many years ago has become a beautiful flame. I love the photography. All those special moments are captured so you can look at them for years to come.

  15. Gabbie

    April 26th, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Congrats Steph & Alexa!! Cheers to your Happily Ever After! Wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness.

  16. Jasmine

    April 26th, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    So beautiful!!! Many congratulations <3

  17. Nathan and Jess

    April 26th, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    Beautiful! So excited for the many great adventures to come!

  18. Holly

    April 26th, 2018 at 12:21 PM

    The pictures captured both your genuine love and happiness.

  19. Jasmin de la Cueva

    April 26th, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Absolutely beautiful.

  20. Alexa C

    April 26th, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Thank you so much Carrie (and John) for working with us and capturing our wedding. It looks like a fairy tale! We’re so excited to see the rest of the photos!!

  21. Kim

    April 26th, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Beautiful photos and congratulations to the happy couple!

  22. Danette

    April 26th, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    One of the most stunning weddings ever. You guys look so gorgeous and happy! Congratulations.

  23. Gurtude Pilanski

    April 26th, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    These photos are just so Remarkable! You can tell these two are in love, and the photos really capture every moment through the journey of their special day.

  24. Barbara Jenkins

    April 26th, 2018 at 3:11 PM

    Wow, these photos are stunning! What a remarkably beautiful couple. This looks like a fantastic venue, and those color schemes are JUST gorgeous!

  25. Tabatha Kurkowski

    April 26th, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    The level of detail and picture quality just outlines these newly weds happiness and love for one another. I’ve never seen such a perfect duo then these two young ladies! Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you ladies well.

    Tabatha Kurkowski

  26. Mei Butts

    April 26th, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Congrats!!! What amazing pictures of the beautiful couple!

  27. Victoria Hart

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Stephanie, these photos are absolutely gorgeous! Like bridal magazine worthy! You both looked amazing and you were a stunning bride. <3

  28. Victoria Hart

    April 26th, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Stephanie, these photos are absolutely gorgeous! Like bridal magazine worthy! You both looked amazing and you were a stunning bride. <3

  29. Mom

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:50 PM

    To my beautiful daughter and the beautiful woman that is now the one she will spend her life with. You both know how much I love you and I am so happy for both of you. Always remember what brought you together and hang on to that memory forever. Cherish all the days God will give you. With all of these beautiful pictures that were taken you will be able to create an amazing album. I love you both. Love Mom

  30. Fabiola Mirsec

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    So happy for you both. You guys did an amazing job with your wedding, design, colors and your pics captured such natural reactions. Lots of live.

  31. Raquel

    April 27th, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    I am so happy for both you. Everything looks gorgeous and you both are beautiful as always. Love you guys

  32. James Birks

    April 27th, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Congratulations! You look so beautiful and stunning photos!

  33. Charles Ellis

    May 8th, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    What a lovely ceremony. Congratulations to you Stephyne and Alexa! Centanni e felicità!

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