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Relaxed San Juan Capistrano Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Amanda Lenhardt

One glance at these images from Amanda Lenhardt, and you’re going to be immediately transported to beautiful San Juan Capistrano. Lucky Day Events and Bellatula Floral Studio created a beautiful scene adorned with lush greenery and bright red blooms, plus a dessert table genuinely too scrumptious to resist.

Relaxed San Juan Capistrano Wedding Inspiration - photo by Amanda Lenhardt https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-san-juan-capistrano-wedding-inspiration
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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Romantic Old Souls Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

onelove photography

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is truly one of the most beautiful venues out there. It’s got a bit of Old World charm to it, which just so happens to be perfect for KC and Andrew and their wedding! onelove photography captured the whole day behind the lens while Growing Grace Floral Design created floral arrangements that are nothing short of stunning.

romantic old souls wedding - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

From the bride, KC: The wedding vision that we came up with as a couple represented us because the venue we chose was intimate, romantic and timeless. We wanted our wedding to be a comfortable setting for our family and guests that we don’t get to see too frequently. We are both pretty easy going people, and have both often been told that we have “old souls” which is why we both liked the idea of the design feeling rustic with lots of wood, greenery and pops of coppery metallic pieces.

wedding invitations - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

embellished wedding shoes - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bouquet with succulents - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

It was important to us that all of the people that were able to come that day feel appreciated as their presence was what we valued most. That’s what comes to mind when thinking about why we chose such a wide variety of desserts, so there could be a little bit of something for everyone. Why we chose the Photo Booth company that we did, because we wanted our guests to have a good time. It is also why myself and one of my bridesmaids hand made all of our wedding favors, because we were hoping that all our loved ones would feel the thanks we have for them and how they contributed to our lives and the people we are today.

ceremony details - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

romantic ceremony setup - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

A lot of the design was brought to life by KC’s step-mom Rebecca and her friend Kerry. They spent countless hours coming up with ideas to make the day unique. There was a moss covered “L” to represent our married last name “Lang” that was created by Kerry and attached to a vintage gate that Rebecca had found out an antique shop. The containers for the centerpieces are something that KC was particularly found of. She wanted to have wooden planters mixed with lanterns, but to use the lanterns as another terreriums. Michelle with Growing Grace Floral Design did an amazing job of making the centerpieces flow together almost like a runner down each of the guest tables. One nostalgic contribution used for the pictures that was parked out front of the venue, was KC’s grandfather’s 1931 Ford Model A. It was restored by her grandpa and will be kept in the Aman family for generations to come. It was lovely to have that additional vintage touch in photos that day.

window seating chart - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding place setting - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

geometric lantern centerpiece - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

tablescape - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning a wedding is much more detail oriented than we could have ever imagined. We had over a year to plan and still were down to the wire only a week or so before the wedding finalizing details. My biggest advice would be to be sure to reserve the venue as soon as possible, then work on what you want your wedding to feel like and hone in on that for details. We wrote our own vows, which was lovely but I wish we had made more time to memorize them that day. On the day of, all of the time and effort spent to make the day come together will seem like it went by so quickly. So be sure to take it all in, enjoy every minute of the whole day and remember you’re starting life’s journey with the person you love most in the entire world.

wedding desserts - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

pie pops - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri cover by The Piano Guys
Recessional: “The Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + The Machine
First Dance: “You are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Vendors

Photography

onelove photography

Floral Design

Growing Grace Floral Design

Event Coordination and Venue

The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair and Makeup

Flawless Faces

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Catering

Iva Lee's Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet and Saucy

Rentals

Archive Rentals

Calligraphy

Starry Night Calligraphy, Sunny Ba

Videography

Emma Lynn Vincent

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens

DIY Weddings

No matter how many times I look it over, I just can’t get enough of this wedding. Maybe it’s the flamingo figurines, the natural elements like jute table runners and fresh fruit place settings, or even the Jonathan Adler salt and pepper cake toppers? Whatever it is, this gorgeous day from Yuna Leonard Photography and The Bloom of Time has shot its way up to the top of our list of favorites.

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

From the bride, Hedi: It was really important for us that our wedding felt organic and not too fussy, we liked to say we were going for an Indian-summer vibe. We wanted to incorporate natural materials, so we used jute runners on each dining table, and used tangerines as name tags on each place setting. We asked our florist to use a lot of greenery for our centerpieces instead of flowers which filled out our tables so nicely.

turquoise wedding invitations - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding program ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

pink toned bouquets - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

teal wedding invitations - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

tropical inspired bouquets - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, queen anne’s lace, a dusty miller stem or two, mint, and jasmine vine.

succulent groom boutonnieres - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique ceremony backdrops ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique ceremony backdrops ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding ceremony - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Stephen and I hired vendors who not only had a similar aesthetic to us, but who seemed like we would be friends outside of our planning process. We were so lucky to find such creative vendors who were just so kind and accommodating. We knew we wanted a venue where we could have an outdoor ceremony so when we found Franciscan Gardens, it was love at first sight. Once we booked our venue, we found our photographer from seeing her photos featured on a wedding blog. We just fell in love with her and her style and knew we didn’t want to hire anyone else. We also can’t speak highly enough about our florist, The Bloom of Time. We were given her info from our venue coordinator who said, “she is amazing”, and she really was. We gave her a few inspiration photos and but just told her do whatever she thought was best. My favorite DIY project from our wedding was our “love” marquee. I spotted the tutorial on Pinterest and immediately knew that this was a project worth sweating over.

unique seating chart ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique escort cards - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

bohemian sweetheart tables - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

modern tablescapes - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

garden receptions - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to accept help when others offer, it is impossible to do everything yourself. Our wedding was so special because of the help that our family and friends gave us, whether it was picking something up, hand writing labels, or even a few dance lessons here and there, they are moments we will never forget.

flamingo inspired weddings - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

flamingo wedding decor - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

tropical place settings - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

newlyweds first dance - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique cake toppers - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

cupcake desserts - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Stephen and I spent many nights and weekends selecting our favorite songs that we wanted our DJ to play during our wedding. We played a lot of Van Morrison, She & Him, and The Shins, just to name a few.
Bridal Party and Groom Processional: “Meet Me in the City,” The Black Keys
Bride’s Processional: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Exit Song: “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” The National

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Yuna Leonard Photography / Florist: The Bloom of Time / Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Dress: Watters Too via Panache Bridal / Groom’s Attire: Topman / Caterer: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: HelloLucky!

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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San Juan Capistrano Wedding with Handmade Touches

Rustic Weddings

Danielle and Samer’s San Juan Capistrano wedding is handmade goodness from beginning to end, and we’ve got the images to prove it. Sue Wheelock Photography, Simply Sweet Weddings & Events, and Lavenders Flowers put their talented minds to work and created a day full of beautiful pinks, lush flowers, and rustic details that warm our hearts to the core. There’s also a video from Element Wedding Films at the end; make sure you check it out!

San Juan Capistrano Wedding with Handmade Touches - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

From the bride, Danielle: Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life and I always catch myself glancing over wedding pictures, watching our wedding film over and over again, and reminiscing about all the fun times we both had that day. One of the most important things that Samer and I wanted to make sure we portrayed throughout our wedding was who we are as a couple, simple yet fun. We decided on using a lot of color, many rustic touches, and tried to keep things as unique as can be. One of our favorite things about the wedding planning process was all of the projects we did together. Our favorite DIY item was our dessert table backdrop that was made up of different size wood rounds that Samer cut and I painted. I then laid out all of the rounds onto a painted backdrop of wood and set with wood glue. We both really enjoyed getting wood chips and dust all over us, mixing colors of paint to make new colors and obviously, our amazing finished product that we were able to display for our friends and family on our wedding day.

grey pink invitations - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

wedding bouquet - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches
Bouquet recipe: Succulents, Dahlias, Garden Roses, Peonies, Dusty Miller, Queen Annes Lace, Hydrangeas, Eucalyptus leaves.

wedding jewelry - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

So many of our items were DIY. The dessert table backdrop, boxed favors, table letters, burlap runners, flower jars, Mr. & Mrs. Signs for reception chairs, Bar Sign, Escort Card table banner, Instagram Chalkboard Sign, Guestbook Tree (drawn by Groom), Card/Gift Mailbox. With my obsession and love for succulents, we grew and cared for 120 little potted succulents for 6 months leading up to the wedding in order to have as an escort card for each person that day. What a commitment that was, but actually surprisingly vital for our relationship. We learned patience when ones would wilt or die, excitement once they really started to take form, and gratitude when the day came and all of our loved ones took one home to continue to love for.

garden rose bouquet - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

wedding ceremony - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

wedding ceremony - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

handmade wedding ideas - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

guest book ideas - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

San Juan Capistrano Wedding with Handmade Touches - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think now looking back on our wedding planning, the best advice I can give is let the small things go. In the end, you are marrying your best friend and soul mate. If something goes wrong that day, let it. I remember the night before our wedding, my husband was unloading our car at the venue when he came up the stairs and had this look of terror on his face. A pane of our vintage windows for the seating chart had cracked. He told me, thinking I was going to be completely devastated, but in that exact moment, it just didn’t matter. All I cared about was walking down that aisle the next day, whatever else would happen before that, just didn’t matter anymore. Your coordinator, like my amazing one, can fix all of those issues, which she did and made it still come out looking amazing.

San Juan Capistrano Wedding with Handmade Touches - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

handmade wedding ideas - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

rustic seating charts - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

reception bar ideas - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

blush pink bridesmaids - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

cake table backdrops - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

wedding cake tables - photo by Sue Wheelock Photography https://ruffledblog.com/san-juan-capistrano-wedding-with-handmade-touches

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
The Processional songs: Groom walked down to “I Wont Give Up”, Jason Mraz, Bridal Party walked down to “This Years Love”, David Gray, Bride walked down to “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson.
Recessional: “Hey Ho,” The Lumineers
Bridal Party Reception Entrance: “Happy,” Pharrell
Mr & Mrs. Reception Entrance: “We Found Love,” Rihanna
First Dance: “The Lime Tree,” Trevor Hall

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Sue Wheelock Photography / Event Coordination: Simply Sweet Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers / Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Mon Amie Bridal Salon / Wedding Shoes: Nina Forbes via Nordstrom / Hair: Jennifer Garcia of JenniferHair / Makeup: Ashley Gannon Makeup & Hair / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Wedding Day Bridal Boutique / Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Caterer: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery / DJ: Elevated Pulse / Videographer: Element Wedding Films / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Transportation: Best Chauffeured

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Whim Hospitality

Since our launch in 2012, Whim Hospitality has set about distinguishing ourselves by offering unique products in a unique way. While we may offer traditional services – catering, event and tent rentals, florals and venue management – we are innovative by offering all of them. Whim has brought to the special events industry the uncommon experience of being able to work with a connected family of premier vendors.

We bring people together!

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Whimsical San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Joe+Kathrina

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!

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

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.

vintage inspired shoes - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

aqua wedding details - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

blue hydrangea bouquet - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

patterned bow ties - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

kraft escort cards - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://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.

kraft escort cards - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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

metal table numbers - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

blue reception ideas - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

first dance - photo by Joe+Kathrina https://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

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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Stylish San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Whitney Darling

There are so many places I could start when describing what I love about this wedding, but I think it’s best to begin with what immediately caught my eye when I peeked through the images: the bridesmaids. Bride Jordan had her maids pick cream-colored dresses and then gifted them with black tights, making the overall look chic yet unexpected. In fact, we think that’s the perfect way to describe Jordan and Landon’s whole wedding day, brilliantly captured by Whitney Darling Photography!

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From the bride, Jordan: My husband likes to say the feel of the wedding was “magical realism.” He’s somewhat joking, but it’s a pretty good description of the feel we were going for. We played off of the beautiful outdoor setting so that our decor would enhance, rather than overpower, the venue. I liked the idea of picking a few key elements and using A TON of them so that the wedding didn’t feel cluttered with too many different DIY projects.


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We never really had a theme; I just started with things I knew I loved-like glitter, stars, and candles-and went from there. We used a lot of gold, cream, and seafoam because we didn’t want to overpower the natural beauty of the location. Pretty much everything at our wedding was DIY! Luckily, so many family friends and my bridesmaids got together for craft days. We “glittered” (a new term we made for my wedding) 8,000 wood coffee stirrers (and put them all in hundreds of gold glitter foam spheres) for the gold stars that we hung in the tree at the ceremony and all around our reception. My dad helped me build a giant white frame for the backdrop of the ceremony and I used ribbons, gold and silver foil curtains, and paper flowers I made with coffee filters that I hand-dyed.


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We tied ribbons on the back of all the chairs lining the aisle at the ceremony and one of the bridesmaids put together the giant white balloon with ribbon and a silver star garland. For flowers, we went to the L.A. flower market a couple days before the wedding and picked out all of my favorite in-season flowers. A family friend, who happens to be a florist, helped my stepmom and some friends create all of our bouquets and the flowers for the centerpieces. I designed little halfsheets of paper that we had on the tables at the reception for guests to write notes and doodles rather than a guestbook. We glittered probably 25 mason jars and used small pieces of wood and paint (obviously with more glitter) for the table numbers. My stepmom and I painted some 250 coffee cups with chalkboard paint so that guests could write their names on their drinks (and because it looked so cute!).


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A dear friend designed and created our wedding cake, along with another dear friend designing our programs. My freshman roommate from college made a bunch of delicious pies for our dessert bar, and other friends brought additional desserts for people to munch on. We actually got all of our cokes for the toast from Mexico (a family friend travels back and forth a lot and graciously picked them up) because my husband and I LOVE the vintage feel and taste of Mexican cokes. One of my best friends (and bridesmaid) did both my hair and makeup. This was entirely on a whim, we hadn’t even practiced the makeup or hairstyle that ended up being my final wedding look! My mother passed away two years ago, so it was important to me to have a “Wish You Were Here” table with pictures and a prayer for family members who have passed away.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to play it by ear! I found that it was much more stressful to have too many concrete ideas because they often just didn’t work out or ended up costing more than I had originally imagined. For me, it was nice to be able to adjust my vision for the wedding as I went along because almost everything was DIY. Glitter makes everything so much more fun, but beware, it also will find a permanent home on everything in your house. I still find specks of glitter on my clothes, and every now and again I’ll see a small glimmer managed to make its way onto my face!


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Be creative with ways to save money, especially prioritizing what matters most. We didn’t want to cut corners on photography, and I am so glad we didn’t. Whitney Darling was absolutely fabulous and made our wedding day significantly more fun and relaxed. However, we decided food wasn’t the most important to splurge on, so instead of a traditional sit down meal, we hired the In N Out truck. We saved money and got to eat a California favorite at our wedding. Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Doing projects and crafts with other people provided great memories and inspired even more creativity.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Ten Feet Tall,” Stephen Wrabel
Bridal Processional: “Through and Through” (a song my husband wrote for me when he was in a previous band)
First Dance: “Love on Top,” Beyonce
Father/Daughter Dance: “Everything I Own,” Bread (my mom’s favorite song)

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Wedding Photographer: Whitney Darling Photography / Second Shooter: Cory Kendra Photography / Wedding Venue: Rancho Capistrano / Wedding Coordinator: Shawn King / Wedding Flowers: Nancy Anderson / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Wedding Shoes: Kimchi Blue Gretel Suede Pump via Urban Outfitters / Hair and Makeup: Yazz Fulton / Groom’s Attire: Zara / Ceremony Musicians: Stephen Wrabel and Dearborn / Officiant: Josh Pease of Saddleback Church / Wedding Caterer: In ‘N’ Out / Desserts: Bride’s friends / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Videographer: Grant Jensen

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FROM SF WITH LOVE

Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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Gold Rush Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kat Harris

Without a doubt, my current color scheme crush is gold and black. Something about the pairing screams elegant, fresh, and luxe — and photographer Kat Harris would seem to agree! She formed this shoot after getting inspired by runway collections from Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade, and we’re tickled to see how well her ideas translated into wedding design.

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From the photographer, Kat Harris: Ever since I saw Ralph Lauren’s fall 2012 black + gold collection along with Kate Spade’s Spring 2013 collection, I have been dying to do a black and gold themed wedding! Black and gold are timeless, and never go out of style yet you rarely see them incorporated into weddings. What excited me about this theme is that timeless, tailored, class is back ladies! I’m a Southern Prep at heart so I’ve been giddy to see tailored suits for men come back as well as classically polished silhouettes for ladies to be back on the horizon. And of course I had to include bows and chevron prints into the shoot!

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What is refreshing to me about this theme is that although timeless it offers a fresh, polished, tailored, yet spunky way to incorporate classic All-American details into your wedding. This is why we incorporated a lemon whiskey bar, chevron print on the invites, and bows upon bows upon bows! And don’t even get me started on how cute Jessie and Johan are together. They’re the perfect couple to embody this shoot! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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Shoot Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Kat Harris / Shoot Venue: Serra Plaza / Tablescape, Food, Desserts, and Whiskey Bar: Mary of Jay’s Catering / Wedding Flowers: Sussanna Davidson of French Buckets / Dresses: Julia Lovan Designs and Kate Spade / Groom’s Suits: All Saints and J. Crew / Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke / Models: Jessie and Johan / Linens: Veronica Specialty Linens / Paper Goods: Typologie & Co.

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Anna Campbell

Inspired by vintage romance, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance, rather than define, the natural beauty of our bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides! Featuring decadent, sparkling hand-embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in our local Melbourne studio, and shimmering hand-embellishments are similarly finished in-house.

From the beautiful collection of dresses that Anna designs each year, every silk gown is custom made and customizable for our brides, ensuring each wedding dress is specially tailored to our bride’s shape, style, wedding and dreams!

Find your dream Anna Campbell silk dress or shimmering accessory at the flagship Melbourne boutique, via our exclusive network of Australian and international retailers (across the US, UK, Europe, Canada and Brazil), or by working direct with our Online Stylist.

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Colorful Franciscan Gardens Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Candice Benjamin

Today’s wedding is lovable for so many reasons, least of which is that it involves not one but two wedding photographers: Candice Benjamin, who shot the wedding day, and bride Kaysha, who’s a fantastic photographer herself! Kaysha and John’s big day was full of all the colors we dream about on a daily basis — oranges, yellows, pinks, greys — with a lovely modern twist.

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From the bride, Kaysha: We wanted our wedding to be colorful, modern, and playful. Our colors were yellow and grey with touches of orange, pink and blue. We wanted everything to be clean and simple, but with lots of personality and full of our favorite things – like the coke bottles, yummy desserts, and family style seating so we could be close to all our guests.


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For our wedding, we made ribbon wands, coke escort bottles, tissue pompoms, “here comes the bride” aisle sign, table numbers, all our paper goods, and the ceremony ribbon backdrop was put together on day of by our wonderful coordinator Lauren.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Choose vendors who’s work you love, trust, and give them plenty of time on your wedding day to work their magic. If your planning any DIY projects start early, and don’t put it off to the last few weeks. Hire a day of coordinator at the very least – they are worth their weight in gold, and take the stress off you, your family, friends and even your vendors! Know that things will not go 100% according to plan, and that’s okay! Relax, laugh it off, and try to stay in the moment. Your wedding day will be amazing, even with the imperfections!


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Eyes,” Rogue Wave
Bride’s Processional: “For the Windows of Paradise,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “Stolen,” Dashboard Confessional
Father/Daughter Dance: “How Sweet It Is,” James Taylor
Last Dance: “We Are Young,” Fun.

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Candice Benjamin / Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Lavender Grey Events / Wedding Flowers: Pixies Petals / Wedding Dress and Sash: J. Crew / Hair Accessory: Tessa Kim / Earrings: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Ruche / Hair and Makeup: Serene Bridal Beauty / Wedding Caterer: 24 Carrots / Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / DJ: Extreme DJ / Photobooth: Photo Booth from Erin J. Saldana Photography / Wedding Invitations: Bride

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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1950s Technicolor Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Give me a bride whose icon is Doris Day, and I’ll show you one happy blogger. Bride Chanmony styled her wedding aesthetic around Doris’ films from the 1940s and 50s, used colors that florist Megan of Honey and Poppies described as “1950s technicolor sherbet,” and danced her first dance with hubby Jeff to Doris Day’s “It All Depends On You.” He and She Photography was there to capture this blissful, color-filled day to utter perfection!

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From the bride, Chanmony: The feel that we wanted was fun and us. Something that reflected our personality and what was important to us. Family, laughter and fun. Our big theme was Doris Day. She is my idol… like I get swept up talking about her. I love her and the feeling of her movies from the 40-50’s. Megan (our incredible florist from Honey and Poppies) helped guide us towards a direction for colors scheme, which were, as she puts it “50’s technicolor sherbet.” Adjectives: Fun, vibrant, cool, crazy, hilarious, humbling and sweet.


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As for DIY projects, there were a ton. I started with making our save the dates and then making all the little details that we (Jeff and I) or some of our geeky friends will know. I made a lot of Doctor Who things, like the bride and groom Daleks. My vow book is a book from Doctor Who. My sister and I collaborated in making a sign for the flower wrapping station. She painted and I did the crafty stuff. I painted the door silhouettes.


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The programs were actually kinda fun to make because of all the different covers we had and because I’m somewhat of a nerd and figured how to make the programs layout the way I wanted and also was able to explain our knot tying bit in our ceremony because that was something from the Cambodian culture that we wanted to incorporate. Also, the guestbook were madlibs sheets that were fun for the guest and we can bind them easily and have a book to look through because we had a bunch of guest that made great illustration.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My best advice is give yourself enough time to plan and make sure that the wedding is a reflection of you as a couple. Trust the people you hired; they are the professional and they make things so much easier. Saying that, hire vendors that match your style.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “I Got This Friend,” The Civil Wars
Bride’s Processional: “Falling In Love With You Again,” Imelda May
Recessional: “Life Is A Happy Song,” The Muppet Soundtrack
First Dance: “It All Depends on You,” Doris Day

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Wedding Photographer: He and She Photography / Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Design: Libby Centeno of Dragonfly Events / Wedding Flowers: Honey and Poppies / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander “8465” via Mon Amie Bridal / Wedding Veil: honeycombveils / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN “Spirit of the Moment” / Hair: Cheryl Snowden of Carlton Salons / Makeup: Makeup by Berit / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Torrid / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse / DJ: Elevated Pulse / Wedding Caterer: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: LoftLifePress

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Bespoken

Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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Love Unites Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

With the first presidential debate coming up tomorrow, we thought this shoot is just the right dose of wedding inspiration. Focus Photography, along with stylists La Boheme Events and florist Shawna Yamamoto joined together to create a styled shoot with a simple, but to-the-point tag line: Love Unites.


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Shoot Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Focus Photography, Inc. / Event Planner: La Boheme Events / Floral Design: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design / Event Venue: The Villa of San Juan Capistrano / Wedding Dress: Schone Design / Hair: Kali Williams / Makeup: Elysia Moon Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cake: Filigree Cakes / Rentals: A Rental Connection / Stationery: Prim & Pixie

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Wild Hill Flowers & Events

About Wild Hill –
We design unique arrangements for all your wedding and event needs. From a small, intimate gathering to a large formal event, we will plan the perfect florals to fit your style and budget.

About Jenni –
I love weddings and the energy surrounding those memorable days! Whatever your style – rustic, elegant, traditional or vintage, I will work to find the perfect combination of flowers to match your vision. I truly enjoy the entire process of designing a beautiful and perfect event. During our consultations, I will identify key elements that will make your event stunning and unique based on your style. My seamless process will ensure your floral design fits exactly with your vision AND your budget. Pure and simple – let me do the work.

A little about me… I graduated from K-State in 2006 and married my high school sweetheart a few years after. We built our home in the country a few years ago, where we love to spend time together and raise our 5-year old daughter, Katie. We also have several rescue dogs, horses and goats!

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Villa San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We love that today’s bride and groom took inspiration for their wedding decor from their favorite destination (and honeymoon spot!), France. This wedding is Old World French style meets relaxed California elegance, and has not only one stunning bride but also one of the most dapper grooms we’ve featured this year. Our thanks go out to Ashley Rose Photography for sharing this wedding with us!

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From the bride, Rachel: Our inspirations for our day came from our love of “old world” character. We love antiques and try to go to flea markets as much as we can. It’s all about if it speaks to us and makes us smile, there’s just something about the history tied to old things that we can’t resist.. and I love old things mixed with florals and beauty.


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From the playlist to the candle holders, we wanted everything to speak about us and our style. We took a lot of time to create things that spoke to us – I made all of the napkins for the tables (a labor of love) in all different patterns for each table. I think it brought more character to the dinner atmosphere than just having plain linens. Everything that we created had some sort of French influence to it too – but old world French style – think handmade lace, ornate props, old books… shabby chic mixed with rustic French.


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We love old music and films, and a lot of our songs came from the 1920s-1940s era mixed but mixed with new songs as well. We both love France and Jared visited me there when I did a study abroad program. The culture and the beauty in all things around us really inspired our “french influence”, so much so we decided to go there on our honeymoon. My mom and friends helped by bringing in the French countryside as well by making peach jam for each guest to take home. We wanted all of this for our wedding – AND for everyone to feel relaxed and at home.


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The most memorable moment of the day for me, was when Jared gave me a ring that was unexpected (I thought I was only going to have one ring, my “engagement ring”). I was so surprised and stunned – it is a moment that I will never forget. Our first look was beautiful too and it was so amazing to just take each other in, we really felt relieved to see each other and to just have a few precious moments alone before everything started. It was really a magical and joyous moment for us.


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Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Wedding Photographer: Ashley Rose Photography / Wedding Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano / Event Design and Planning: Bride and bride’s family / Wedding Flowers: Krista Jon Floral Designs / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Trowbridge / Bride’s Hairpiece: Lola M Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Flower Girl Dresses: Olive and Fern / Wedding Caterer: Iva Lee’s / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Handkerchiefs: Cush / Wedding Music: Thomby & MC Paul Kim (friends from our church), My sister (Rebecca), Jared’s sister (Mearah), my cousin (Chelsea) and our very good family friend (Alan) provided music during the ceremony / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Hello! Lucky

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LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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30th Birthday Party by Jesi Haack

Wedding Design

We’re always on the lookout for wedding inspiration in unexpected places, and that’s just what we came across when we saw the birthday party designer extraordinaire Jesi Haack threw for her husband’s 30th! Amazing photographer Aaron Young captured this once-in-a-lifetime shebang, complete with touches of gold, black, and geometric elements.

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Event Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Event Photographer: Aaron Young / Event Design: Jesi Haack / Event Venue: Serra Plaza / Caterer: El Toro Bravo / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / DJ: DJ JP McLeod

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Josh & Rachel

We are husband and wife, best friends, and a photography team passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Film photography will always have our hearts, and when we approach our sessions, our goal is to capture breathtaking, timeless, and creative images that you will love and cherish forever. Crafting a unique experience for each of our couples with honest and creative direction is key to capturing photographs that tell a story, pull you in, and never let go.

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San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Garden Weddings

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!


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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.


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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.


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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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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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