Rustic {Styled} Backyard Bridal Shower | Temecula Valley Wine Country |

My Fiance' Ryan and I had been dating for 10 years and finally tied the knot in May of this year! Now that the craziness of running a business and planning a wedding are over... I can finally post photos from my bridal shower!

A couple of my favorite wedding vendors came together and helped me style a rustic vintage chic bridal shower in my parents' backyard. The rustic farm tables, mix matched chairs, pops of pink florals and personal elements (which were my fav!) really brought the design to life...and of course I was there with camera in hand to capture it all!

 

My sister and my cousin (both my Maid of Honors) put together a "Meet the Maids" table since most of my bridesmaids live out of state and couldn't attend the bridal shower. Complete with photos and funny stories of how the bridesmaids met me (the bride) and why our friendship is special was the perfect way to include them in my special day!


Everywhere you looked there was a sweet note from my husband to be telling me why he loved me in a picture frame. This was one of my favorite elements added to the day; totally caught me by surprise!

Venue: Private Estate

Makeup: Bella Faces Design Studio

Florals: Soiree Design and Events

Vintage Rentals: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals

Richie's Real American Diner | Featured: My Temecula Magazine October 2014 | Murrieta & Temecula commercial photographer | Stevie Dee Phottography

Richie's Real American Diner

Celebrating 22 years!

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting Jack and Linda Williams, owners of Richie's Real American Diner in Murrieta and Temecula. Jack and Linda, married 60 years, started their careers in the food industry some 57 years ago. The patriotic duo helped develop a concept for a well known steakhouse chain and quickly became their largest and most successful franchisee. Along the way they also became friends with Colonel Sanders of KFC and Carl Karcher from Carl's Jr. before opening their first Richie's Real American Diner establishment in 1991 in Temecula, Ca.

The "Richie" from Richie's Diner is named after Rich Snyder, who started working in his family's In-N-Out restaurant at  early age. He soon became president and CEO of the company at the age of 24. He was also a close, personal friend of Jack and Linda, and they admired the high standards he maintained in every one of his restaurants. As a tribute to the accomplishment and excellence Rich contributed to the restaurant industry, Jack and Linda named Richie's Real American Diner in his honor.

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Between the fresh food and great service, it didn't take long before the neighboring community of Murrieta, Ca demanded a Richie's for themselves. Today, Richie's Real American Diner can be found in Temecula, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Palm Desert, although it still remains a family owned and operated business. Jack and Linda opted out of franchising for fear that it would compromise the quality and personality which is what made the Richie's experience so unique. Today, they remain a privately held, family run business and plan to keep it that way.

While dining in a mint green leather booth, don't be surprised if you are paid a visit from Jack or Linda themselves, they love to stop by each table and greet their guests.

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"It's not about the cheapest  ingredients, it's about the best... and we serve the best." Jack and Linda pride themselves on maintaining the highest quality product they can. Their concept is simple: old-fashioned country cookin', using only the best ingredients, served by a friendly, courteous staff member devoted to "pleasin' people." 

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Stop in to Richie's Diner, order a root beer float and say hello to our friends! Jack and Linda wold love to meet you! You can read more about their cover story in the October issue of MyTemecula Magazine.

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Until next time,

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The Trier Family | Old Town Murrieta | Murrieta Family Photographer | Photos by Stevie Dee Photography

Last month I went to a mixer in Temecula and met some awesome local business owners. One of the fabulous ladies I met that day was Tracy. Tracy is the publisher for MyCommunity Magazine and set me up with the Trier Family. Every month the magazine features a local family and the Trier's were in the spotlight for the September issue... And I was lucky enough to be their photographer! We met up with the Trier's one Friday afternoon in Old Town Murrieta and had a blast! I scouted this location months ago and have been dying to do a shoot here. When Jennifer told me she was thinking about Old Town Murrieta I'm pretty sure I did my happy dance! This place is a photographers dream...filled with eclectic knick knacks and tons of vintage charm.

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It was a pleasure working the Trier Family, they are the absolute sweetest! (And very photogenic!) Click here to read the article featured in MyMurrieta Magazine.

XO,

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