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        We’re pretty lucky to be living in SoCal. All the prettiest landscapes you can imagine; the desert, barn-looking areas, the mountains in some places (is Temecula considered mountainous?) but we’ve got the San Bernardino mountains and the Los Angeles National Forest, we’ve got some gorgeous beaches, anyway it is so versatile. So the point I keep missing; here are my favorite and therefore the best wedding venues in Southern California! I’m biased as hell but if we’ve got the same taste, this list will help you narrow down “the one.”

        Pioneertown SoundStage; for a barn-like feeling

        I looked for a link for you to direct you to where to book this but I’m sorry I failed. Who knew it’d be so hard to find this! But I know brides don’t let anyone stop them so if you love this venue, look for that link! And when you find it, can you pass it on to me?

        The bride and groom and their bridesmaids and groomsmen got ready in their own airbnb’s down the road of this venue. I love the feel of this area. There were horses that casually passed by during the ceremony. It’s like a flashback to the rodeo times. If you’re interested in checking out this wedding’s gallery, click here!

        Bride's sister gets bride ready for wedding, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Airbnb of Bride
        Groomsmen wedding image in the Pioneertown SoundStage Wedding Venue, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Open Space for Groomsmen Portraits and Family Portraits
        Pioneertown SoundStage wedding venue, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo
        The Outside of Venue, Ceremony Area
        Pioneertown Wedding set up, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Inside of Venue, Reception Area

        Wolf Feather Honey Farm; for the vintage wedding of your dreams

        I love this place with all my heart and would come back here over and over and over again! The owners are so down to Earth and beautiful human beings. They dreamt this place up, as I’m sure a gazillion other people have done but the difference is that they brought it to life! Vintage and antique everythingggg!

        If you want to see more from this venue, check out their instagram here!!

        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Getting-Ready Room of Bride
        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Getting-Ready Living Room Area of Bride and Bridesmaids
        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Getting-Ready Location for Groom and Groomsmen
        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Ceremony Location at the Wolf Feather Honey Farm
        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        One of the Several Bridals Locations on the Venue

        Sacred Mountain Julian; ranch feels with outdoor ceremony location

        Sacred Mountain Julian is a special and quaint location perfect for any wedding day! The outdoor ceremony is simple and beautiful and becomes the perfect spot for bridals afterwards!

        Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding Ceremony image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        The ceremony location for Sacred Mountain Julian
        Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding bride and groom portrait, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        This is right behind the arc, after the ceremony
        Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding reception, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        And the beautiful reception area!

        Carondelet House; the moodiest, most beautiful indoor venue in Downtown Los Angeles

        This is the FRONT DOOR of the Carondelet House!
        Here’s the side! Brick goodness!
        The men’s cave.
        And the ceremony area!! IT’S SO CUTE!

        South Coast Botanic Garden; dreamland nature venue

        It’s no surprise that I am in love with nature and greenery. I arrived at the ceremony extra early and sat and listened to the birds chirping, and felt the wind blowing. This fresh air pocket in the nook of Los Angeles felt like a total dream venue. The couple only had their ceremony here and then we went into the desert garden for some bridal portraits, the whole thing but was beautiful.

        If you’re interested in this venue, here’s the link to learn more about it!!

        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        The Maze Ceremony Location
        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        The Desert Garden

        The Harper; for the classy and romantic

        Here’s a venue that’s fairly new. It is such a sweet place and well, it’s so dang cool you guys. There are so many mirrors in the reception area, the outdoor ceremony location is beautiful, and the groom and bride getting-ready rooms are so freaking cute and have their own pair of vibes. A faux library door separates the rooms! You can see that door in the groom’s getting ready room.

        This venue is the sister venue to The Fig House! To see and learn more about The Harper, check it out here!!

        The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Bride’s Getting-Ready Room is Overflowing with Natural Light
        Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Groom’s Getting-Ready Room is a Man-Cave with Moody Light, it’s so Dang Cool
        Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        The Outside Ceremony Location
        Best Wedding Venues in Southern California, image by Fatima Elreda Photo
        Inside Reception Area, Bride and Father Dance

        If you found THE one via this list, or not, and want your wedding photographed by me, well whatta are you waiting for?! Let’s talk!!

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