The Homestead at Wilshire Ranch in Oak Glen is exactly what you’d think it would be. Cozy, quaint, lush and inviting – this wedding venue does not disappoint! The property is over 100 years old and the rustic details provide a gorgeous backdrop to outdoor weddings. Jen and Brian’s wedding day was (are you ready for this???) literally flawless. Seriously. Not one hiccup, mistake, weather issue, etc. – you get the point. And that, my friends, is rare! Believe me- I’ve seen alllllll the things. So, given the perfection of their big day, I hope you enjoy these Homestead Oak Glen wedding photos as much as I enjoyed being a small part of the celebration.
The Homestead Oak Glen Wedding Photos
Did you know that Oak Glen is considered “apple country”? Neither did I. Well, that was until I had the most amazing apple pie ever that Jen and Brian served à la mode for dessert. This pie *almost* upstaged the bride and groom. Not really of course, but you understand the magnitude of what I’m trying to convey.
Jen and Brian did a first look – one of my all time favorite moments to capture on camera. But they waited to kiss until after their “I do’s” which was a cute twist on the normal first look. Guests watched them exchange vows under the backdrop of old barn doors. The muted color scheme of the bridal party allowed nature and the bold pinks and greens in the bouquets to really pop. The reception involved dinner, dancing and a dessert bar to die for (did I mention that apple pie?).
Some of my favorite photographs of the wedding happened toward the end of the night, when I snuck Jen and Brian away for sunset portraits under old oak trees. We run into the hillside just before the sun sank behind the mountains – perfection! They are truly a stunning couple, both inside and out. Working with Jen and Brian has been a complete dream, and I hope their life together is just a beautiful as their wedding was.
Venue: The Homestead at Wilshire Ranch | Florist: Nadine with The Homestead | Cake & Sweets: Michelle’s European Bakery & Law’s Oak Glen Coffee Shop | Hair & Makeup: Danae Kahle & Anna Irving with TReSs Apothecary + Salon | Musicians: Rick Minjares with Greystone Entertainment | Suits: Grooms Grotto