Photos by:

Charla Storey

We’re heading off for the weekend, but not before leaving you with some seriously pretty images from Charla Storey. A creative team including Lauren Field Design and Clementine Botanical Art made their way to Mission San Jose, using the inherent beauty of the architecture as a jumping off point for the design and vision. You’ll spot an airy blue wedding gown, an ethereal green gold skirt, and a tablescape so lovely it almost hurts. Don’t take our word for it, though — take a peek yourself!

Architectural San Antonio Mission Wedding Inspiration - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

From the designer and stylist, Lauren Field Design: “I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love” -William Blake | We were moved by the timeworn architecture of the ancient mission and its inherent beauty both inside and out. The combination of the provincial scale, intricate architectural details, and subtle ambiance of a past place of worship created a boldly poetic setting. We wanted to capture a new Southern romance paired with the grandeur of the past with an intimate fête set amongst a strong landscape of world heritage.

unique vintage engagement rings - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

blue wedding dresses - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

glam wedding invitations - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

wild lush wedding bouquets - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

pink and yellow boutonnieres - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

bridal ribbon accessories - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

gold bridal headpieces - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

romantic bridal portraits - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

yellow and pink wedding bouquets - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

blue paper goods - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

architectural wedding venues - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

unique engagement rings - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

Inspired by the varied texture of the grounds and the dramatic combination of a southern rustic and Spanish colonial vibe, we chose a refined palette of textured earth tones with hints of rust, goldenrod, terracotta, and varying shades of blue. Elements of stone, aged wood and plaster, and elaborately carved details provided a stunning backdrop both indoors and out and we were influenced by the mission’s relationship to natural light. The celebration was characterized by sculptural and metallic details layered with deep wood tones.

green gold wedding dresses - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding flowers - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

alternative wedding dress ideas - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

Texas mission wedding ideas - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

colorful floral place settings - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

centerpieces with candlesticks - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

romantic place settings with blue - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

blue wedding plates - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

chocolate wedding cakes - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

wedding bundt cakes - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

chocolate wedding cakes - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

The table was set with textured yet moody rustic florals atop carved wood pedestals layered with charmeuse, leather, and copper/gold metallic tones. We chose bronze and gold flatware, navy goblets, and matte ceramic plates adorned with pyrite topped leather placecards. The table and chairs were simple timeworn mission style dark wood atop an antique rug. The cake was a simple textured terra cotta with floral and berry accents. The invitations were an ivory texture with navy, goldenrod, and leather details. The bride was dressed in an avante-garde dusty blue gown with delicate tulle detailing. She carried a bouquet of soft yet regal blooms adorned in silk ribbon. She wore an airy ethereal veil paired with a French silk tulle dressing cape atop elegant lace lingerie.

Mission San Antonio weddings - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

boudoir bridal inspiration - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

bridal boudoir with veils - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

wild lush bouquets - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

romantic bridal boudoir portraits - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

wedding photography - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/architectural-san-antonio-mission-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Charla Storey
Design, Creative Direction, and Styling: Lauren Field Design
Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art
Venue: Mission San Jose
Blue Gown: Tara Latour
Gold Skirt: Sweet Caroline
Bridal Store: Unbridaled
Headpiece, Veil, and Earrings: Hushed Commotion
Robe and Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream
Ring: Megan Thorne Jewels
Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes at wafu artistry
Wedding Cake and Desserts: 2 Tarts Bakery
Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals
Ribbon: Silk and Willow
Wedding Invitations and Place Cards: August and Ember
Model: Ashanti Hildreth, Campbell Models

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  • Love the blue dress, its so beautifully dreamy. Just stunning!