Stunning Wedding at Villa San Juliette Winery in Paso Robles, California

Vienna and Josh found the Villa San Juliette Winery and fell in love with its Italian and rustic vibes. It offers beautiful scenic views of rolling hills filled with grape vines, as well as a stunning tower with a winding staircase.

Josh and Vienna met in college at Grand Canyon University and fell in love. They are adventurous and love spending time outdoors and exploring new places. Vienna is a teacher, and Josh is in physical therapy school to become a physical therapist. They also share a deep love for God and wanted that to be a big part of their wedding day celebration.

Their wedding day was energetic and fun. With so many friends and family buzzing around, excitement was in the air. The day was a bright and sunny day in early May. Warm in the afternoon and cool in the evening, it was the perfect weather for an outdoor wedding day.

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Villa San Juliette Winery

Villa San Juliette Winery Wedding Venue

Winery weddings are always so beautiful. Villa San Juliette Winery is special though, in that it transports every guest to a Mediterranean paradise. Breathtaking views around the property boast sprawling hills covered with grape vines are all around. The buildings on the property are stunning as well and give the feeling that we were all enjoying wine in a serene Italian village. The couple had 150 guests attend the wedding, and that amount of guests felt very comfortable, as the Villa had a lot of outdoor space.

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Getting Ready for the Wedding at Villa San Juliette Winery

Villa San Juliette Winery Wedding Venue

When we first arrived at Villa San Juliette Winery, the bride and groom were both getting ready. There was a buzz of excitement in the bridal suite as the bridesmaids finished getting ready and helped Vienna finish her bridal prep. The first thing we started photographing was all the "getting ready" moments. Vienna's mom helped zip up her wedding dress and the bridesmaids fix their hair in a big mirror. Josh and his groomsmen put on their jackets and tied their ties. We photographed some of the details and decorations around the Villa and then headed over to bring the bride and groom together for their first look moment.

First Look with the Bride and Groom at Villa San Juliette Winery

Villa San Juliette Winery Wedding Venue

The first look is one of my favorite moments of a wedding day. Not everyone does it, which is totally fine! However, when couples do choose to do a first look, it is always such an intimate and emotional moment. Seeing your future spouse for the first time, dressed in their wedding dress or suit. The moment becomes so real and the excitement and emotion overflow. It's such a sweet couple of minutes and we always treasure capturing for our couples.

This same moment happened with Vienna and Josh, and we were excited to photograph the initial reaction of seeing each other for the first time. Pure excitement as their eyes lay on each other. Josh's eyes welled up as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time. Vienna was truly stunning, in a gorgeous dress that she actually had custom designed and made specifically for her! After the first look, we took some photos of the two of them and then jumped into bridal photos and family photos.

Our Favorite Moments

before the wedding day, they were looking for a photographer who could capture the romance and emotion of the day. We were up for the task! Capturing emotion is something that we do well. On top of our style, the venue, Villa San Juliette, had no shortage of beautiful places to capture photographs for the bride and groom. From gorgeous balconies to the rolling vineyard landscape all around it was a blast capturing unique and editorial photos for the couple.

Kind Words from the Couple

We were so grateful to get to work with Vienna, Josh, and their families! It was such a beautiful day, and we are always so grateful for each couple who trusts us to capture their wedding day. Check out what they had to say about their experience with us!

Vienna Miner (Bride)

"All of our photos came out amazing, they did such a good job editing our photos, truly the edits were amazing! Ryan was the one who took all our pictures and he was so good with having us pose in certain ways and they all were just creative. He created a fun and easy environment and we never felt uncomfortable. We HIGHLY recommend them!!"

Anneke Codorniz (mother of the Bride)

"From start to finish Ryan and Alyssa were great to work with. Ryan did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of the couple, special moments, family, and so much more. We had such a hard time choosing our favorites from all the amazing photos. He is a talented professional that has such a great, fun, roll-with-it attitude that makes him super easy to work with. Everything you want in a photographer. Receiving our photos sooner than expected was an added bonus! More than satisfied with our choice!"

To read more reviews for Abbott Photo and Film check out our page on The Knot and Google Reviews! We're so proud to have made many couples so happy!

If you're looking for a wedding photographer or videographer to capture your wedding day celebrations, contact us for more information on our packages and pricing! We would love to be the team to preserve those special moments.