I received an Instagram message from Briawna months ago mentioning her elaborate wedding plan and that she wanted me to be a part of it. Fast forward to January 6, Nick and Briawna would wake far before the sun came up to prepare for their incredible hot air balloon elopement above the Temecula Valley.
Our day started promptly at 5am with bride and groom getting ready at the absolutely gorgeous Ponte Winery. Briawna looked absolutely breathtaking in her custom Stella York gown, and Nick with his hot air balloon color-ordinated tie and suit.
The love felt between these two is immeasurable and incredible to witness. Nick saw his bride for the first time inside the balloon as it was filling. Between the bursts of flames and fans, tears and sweet words were heard. They said their “I dos” hundreds of feet above the ground, followed by a perfect morning brunch with their closest family and friends at Lake Skinner.
I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of something so unbelievably special and unique. All my love to you, Mr. and Mrs. Sitar!
A massive thanks to all the amazing people that made this wedding incredibly dreamy:
Photographer: Gabriella Santos Photography
Videographer: The Current Films
Dress: The Bustle // Stella York
Hair: Anais Valdez
Florals: BlueBell Florals
Balloon Rentals: Compass Balloons
Let’s shoot your beautiful love story! XO