05/14/2011 – For the wedding of Rebecca & Sani, I had the great pleasure of being the assistant photographer for my good friend Nathan Nowack (www.weddingsbynathan.com). I was excited from the first moment he had asked to assist for him, as he told meme the wedding would take place at a winery in Temecula. Not only was I going to be able to check out the wineries but I had the opportunity to shoot a gorgeous wedding. I met both Rebecca & Sani on the day of the wedding and right from the start, they made me feel special and welcomed. Both the bride and groom got ready at a nearby hotel and soon afterwards, we were on our way to Leonesse Cellars Winery.
It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as friends and family had gathered at the venue to celebrate this very special day. Rebecca & Sani had a traditional Serbian ceremony, which was a 1st for me. I love attending weddings where there are traditional ceremonies as I get to witness a different side of how people are wed in different cultures. A big part of Serbian culture is also drinking. Guests and family members brought their own serbian flasks which contained they’re very own special “drink” in a decorative home made flask. Amongst the good food and drinks, the best part of the wedding was how much fun everyone at the wedding was having. Everyone was out on the dance floor as Rebecca and Sani never stopped to entertain. This wedding was one to remember. Thanks Nathan for bringing me along and congratulations Rebecca & Sani!