Introducing the romantic Mount Palomar Winery Temecula wedding of Danielle and Raj:
Raj and Danielle met as freshmen in Hedrick Hall at UCLA. Raj was flicking playing cards across the common room, and Danielle had to dodge them as she walked in. They soon realized they had a few courses together, and Raj started casually waiting by the door at the end of class to walk Danielle back to the dorms. One day, after a few weeks of walking to and from class together, Danielle very awkwardly stepped on the back of Raj’s favorite pair of sandals, snapping them apart. Raj had to finish his walk barefoot, but realized he was hooked. The day after, he took her out on their first sushi date (after being vegetarian his entire life!). They started seeing a lot more of one another, and the rest of college was filled with study dates, trips to Santa Monica, and parties they only kind of remember.
After graduation, Raj started investment banking in LA and Danielle moved to Texas to do Teach for America. A lot of Facetiming, plane tickets, and phone calls later, Raj asked Danielle to move to Boston with him. They packed their lives into a few boxes so Raj could start business school, and Danielle could start a new job. Danielle surprised Raj by applying to graduate school while he was in Indonesia, and they were lucky enough to graduate together for the second time.
When Raj decided it was time to propose, he enlisted the help of one of his best friends from high school and took Danielle back to Santa Monica where they had spent so many afternoons together. Unfortunately, the fog that day made it hard to see past a few feet. He redirected the plan, but not before Danielle had already spotted his friend with a camera, realized what was happening, and started tearing up. They all went a few miles up Wilshire (longest drive of Danielle’s life!) back to the place where they would start their walks after class. There, at the top of the UCLA campus, they decided to walk into the next phase of life as a family.
They are beyond excited to be back in the land of sunshine and palm trees, and cannot wait to begin their new adventures.
the wedding day
Congratulations, Danielle and Raj, for your truly breathtaking wedding. You two are so full of joy and love. It was an absolute blessing to be a part of your wedding day. Thank you for choosing our DPARK family. May the Lord richly bless you and your beautiful family!
With all our love,
The DPARK Family
Temecula wedding vendors
- photo | D. Park Photography | @dparkphoto
- venue | Mount Palomar Winery | @MountPalomarWineryWeddings | 33820 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
- floral | Heather Christan Designs | @hcdweddings
- DJ | California DJs
- hair | The Posh Parlour | @bridalhairbytheposhparlour
- makeup | Makeup By Tawnie | @makeupbytawnie
- caterer | Miho Catering Co | @mihocateringco
- cake | Cakes to Celebrate
- rentals | Abbey Rentals
- photobooth | The PhotoBooth Guy | @thePBguy_socal
- officiant | Elizabeth Hadaway
- dress | Maria Farbinni | @mariafarbinni
- colors | navy, blush