Whimsical San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Who doesn’t love a wedding at the stylish Villa San Juan Capistrano? Shayna and James had a day full of love, laughter, and gobs of whimsy — right down to the moth theme throughout their wedding decor, including their fab wedding cake. Joe+Kathrina definitely did this wedding justice!

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From the photographer, Kathrina of Joe+Kathrina: While wedding planning the bride, Shayna, often described her wedding as an antique garden gala attracting a swarm of moths. And that’s exactly what they had. Adorning paper moths in her hair and on her bouquet she twirled around in her custom redesigned wedding dress looking like fairy celebrating the perfect day in her garden.

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flower girl dresses - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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wedding ceremony - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

wedding recessional - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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lace wedding dress - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

James and Shayna planned the day their way, including quirky decisions like choosing Friday the 13th as the perfect date to be wed. They suggested guests’ attire to include hats, fascinators, and embellishments for the ladies and bow ties, suspenders and seersucker suits for the gentlemen. As for their own attire, Shayna bought her dress and completely changed it to what she liked, a bigger petticoat, a high low cut, and added sheer panels for straps. James searched everywhere for the perfect checkered suit jacket and accompanying paisley bow tie. For details they scoured flea markets and thrift stores to find the perfect center pieces that they could keep long after the wedding. Together they walked up the aisle hand in hand as a couple hopelessly in love. Together they walked down the aisle hand in hand, with tear-stained cheeks, hopelessly in love and blissfully married. Food was also a really important part for their wedding. They planned a decadent six course meal with their caterer and then had friends bring homemade sweets for their dessert table.

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hydrangea wedding flowers - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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blue wedding cakes - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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bride and groom - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

first dance - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Joe+Kathrina / Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano / Flowers: Fifty Flowers, arranged by bride and MOB / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana from The White Flower Bridal Boutique, with custom redesign / Wedding Shoes: Bettye Muller / Hair and Makeup: Bride / Groom’s Sport Coat: John Varvatos / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer: Iva Lee’s / Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery / Centerpieces: All flea marketed and thrifted by Bride + Groom / Stationery: A+P Designs



2 comments
  1. Joe+Kathrina

    Thank you so much for the feature! James+Shayna put so much heart (and moths ;) ) into their wedding, it was wonderful to be part of.

  2. Melissa

    One of the most fun weddings I’ve seen! The photographs made me want to be a part of the event! Wonderful <3

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