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San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Garden Weddings

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We got another gorgeous Cali wedding to share today! Our favorite part of this wedding has to be how obviously personal it was for the bride and groom. From naming each table after a Beatles song to having the groom, James, hand design the invitations and paper goods, each detail was totally about them and their love for each other — just the way it should always be. With amazing pre-wedding shots at the stunning San Juan Capistrano Mission and more from Katelin Wallace Photography, you might fall for this wedding as much as we have!


san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

From the bride, Michelle: From the moment we got engaged, James and I began dreaming up tons of ideas to incorporate into our wedding day. We knew from the start that we wanted to do as much of the design and decor elements ourselves with the help of our friends and family. Coming from creative backgrounds (I work in product development for a major cosmetics company and James has a design business) it only made sense that we’d work together to make all of our ideas come to life. With the help of my interior designer Mother and furniture designer Father, we collaborated and began planning a day filled with endless DIY projects that reflected our personalities, cultures and styles.


san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

We were certain that we wanted to incorporate a favorite color combination (yellow and grey), our love of the Beatles and all things vintage and my Spanish and Portuguese heritage. Though it was a lot of work, each detail was extra special as there was so much thought and effort put into it. Each project was important to us as it reflected who we are, what we love and our families. Many months of planning, researching and crafting lead to our perfect wedding day. Walking into our wedding we were filled with so much love and joy not only to finally be marrying each other, but to be solidifying our union in a space that was so very us. Our friends and family raved about all the details everywhere they glanced and it made our hearts want to burst knowing that we created our dream wedding together.


san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photographysan juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography


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Wedding Vendors (San Juan Capistrano, CA):

Reception Venue and Caterer: El Adobe de Capistrano / Wedding Photographer: Katelin Wallace Photography / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair Accessory: Bride’s Mother / Makeup: Jennifer Pieracci and Mark Anastasios / Hair: Victoria Salon and Spa / Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Event Planner: Just Lovely Events / Wedding Flowers: Art With Nature Design / Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes / Pastry Desserts: Portugal Imports / DJ: Todd Allan of Essential Mobile Music / Wedding Invitations: Done by groom, James Fry / Officiant: Rev. Brent Edwards

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A.J. Dunlap Photography

Hi, we’re Kyle and A.J. Dunlap, a husband and wife wedding photography team. It’s nice to meet you! We are 30 and 32 years young, 10 years into the adventure that is our marriage, and proud parents to a beautiful baby girl named Adeline Pearl. She lights up our world with her bright blue eyes, contagious smile, and pigtails. Authentic is the word we use to describe our style and the experience we give our couples. We are passionate about capturing your true love story, so you can relive it through pictures for the rest of your lives!

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Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Our hearts may have fluttered just a bit looking through these images from A Love Supreme, but how could they not? Bride Kathryn and her new husband Ryan furnished their own wedding by hand, and tackled project upon project for a truly unique and personal day. Our absolute favorite detail has to be the “kissing tree” — what a sweet addition to such a beautiful affair!


figueroa mountain farmhouse wedding

From the bride, Kathryn: We were so fortunate to have found such an amazing venue for our wedding. The rolling hills and enchanting farmhouse already provided a beautiful backdrop so we decided to keep things pretty simple. Instead of renting everything, we opted to purchase several items which helped to save money and give it a more unique feel. We wanted to play off the farmhouse’s vintage aesthetic so what decor we did use we had purchased with that in mind. We scoured thrift stores, Craigslist, and Etsy for various vintage goodies. Our biggest travail was our hunt for mismatched antique silverware and lace tablecloths, but in the end it was well worth it.


Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

One of my favorite finds was a bright coral settee and matching chair which we lugged up to the venue and placed under a tree outside; the contrast against the rustic background really made them statement pieces. We designed our own invitations and had them screen printed onto linen fabric by Ike Fonesca of Rebel Rose Clothing in Portland, OR. Since some of our guests had to be shuttled up to the venue fairly early before the ceremony, we knew we had to keep them entertained. Not only did they have 150 acres of land to explore (complete with ostriches, goats, and a pond), we provided outdoor games such as bocce and horseshoes, and a kissing tree to boot.


Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Overall, our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be, but we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of our friends and family. Many a friend and many a night was spent laboring over the invitations (narrowly escaping carpal tunnel after placing hundreds of grommets), spray-painting mason jars, and stenciling table numbers. Of course, on the actual wedding day nothing runs as smoothly as planned, but it was amazing to see everyone come together to create an absolutely memorable experience. Bottom line… DIY is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work!


Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop EleganceKathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance

Kathryn and Ryan-Mountaintop Elegance


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Wedding Vendors (Los Olivos, CA):

Wedding Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse / Wedding Photographer: A Love Supreme / Day-of Coordinator: Jenny Nanninga / Caterer: Seasons Catering / Cake and Desserts: Jeannine’s Bakery / Florist: DIY (wholesale from Fiftyflowers.com) / DJ: Erik Lohr / Wedding Dress: Jessica Ciarla / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Groom and Groomsmen’s outfits: J. Crew / Wedding Invitations: DIY (screen printing by Ike Fonseca at Rebel Rose Clothing) / Transportation: Roadrunner Shuttle

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CRIMSON LETTERS

My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.

I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.

I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.

When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

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California Country Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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I will never tire of chic, yet laid back soirees at gorgeous rustic venues like this wedding shot by Cameron Ingalls. California will always hold the title for wedding setting envy, and how could we blame it? Jessica and Travis injected their wedding day with bright pops of color, from their papel picado flags to the colorful ribbon backdrop for their ceremony, all with the day-of help of Mark Padgett Event Design.


california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

From the bride, Jessica: We wanted a Mexican inspired theme because we met on a Spring break trip to San Felipe Mexico. It was complete fate that we met, I loved the bright colors that we used, and it was fun to utilized those bright hues in such neutral, but beautiful venue. Overall, we wanted our guests to have a great time with amazing food. The DJ and our caterer were super important to us, there’s nothing worse than bad food and a club DJ making your day all about them.


california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photographycalifornia country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photographycalifornia country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photographycalifornia country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

DIY — those words definitely tested my patience. Just kidding! We had a lot of projects going on at once: re-purposing an estate buffet table to be used as our dessert table: sanded and painted. 150 jars of homemade strawberry jam were made with hand cut fabric covers that were stitched in fuchsia thread, adorned with hand cut labels. Hand stamped and hand written seating cards. And lastly my grandpa and I made vintage looking side tables from the ground up in his garage. I used these to frame where Trav and I stood at the ceremony site. We have since then moved these gems into our bedroom as night stands.


california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photographycalifornia country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography

pink peony wedding bouquet

california country chic rustic vintage wedding from cameron ingalls photography


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “You Are the Only One I Love,” Jaymay
Recessional: “Everybody,” Ingrid Michaelson
First Dance: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Vendors (Nipomo, CA):

Wedding Venue: The Dana-Powers House / Wedding Photographer: Cameron Ingalls / Event Designer: Mark Padgett Event Design / Wedding Flowers: Jessica Nichols of Flowers to You by Jessica / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Dress Alterations: Kate White of Scissor Clothing / Bride’s Shoes: Butter / Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Caterer and Desserts: Two Cooks Catering / DJ: Goodbeat Productions / Makeup: Asha of The Queen’s Bees / DJ: DJ Malik Miko Thorne (805.801.7959) / Wedding Invitations: Minted

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We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.

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