San Juan Capistrano Mission Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Photography

By Magnolia Rouge

Are you ready for an overload of amazing images? I'm so excited to share the cover story from Issue 12 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE with you! The incredibly talented ERIC KELLEY (you may remember him from this incredible SOUTHERN WEDDING) teamed up with my girl Carrie from TYPE A SOCIETY to create this WEDDING INSPIRATION at San Juan Capistrano. Beautiful florals by LAMBERT FLORAL STUDIO provide a colourful contrast against the tones of the mission buildings and that tablescape is incredible with the rich blue and gold. Read on for stylist Carrie's thoughts behind the shoot…

California based HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST AMY CLARKE has done a flawless job of the beauty… how beautiful natural is this look?

“Growing up I spent many happy summers at the beach with my family. My father was a History teacher, California born-and-raised, who loved to show his children the world, so when summer came around it meant we packed up our car and hitched up our tent trailer for a grand time. One of his favourite places to go was the El Camino Real, making our way down the coast to see all the California missions. San Juan Capistrano was always my favourite - I loved how the mission had old and new sections, and crumbled ruins from earthquakes that had toppled its sunstone walls. Every spring, swallows came and made their homes in the ruins and vines would bloom, and I was fascinated by the contrast between young and old. Eventually I came across an old ghost story connected to San Juan Capistrano and was inspired to combine it with my own happy memories to create this shoot. The story tells of two young lovers, who were forbidden to be together but would slip away and meet secretly. When caught, the girl was forced to do penance at morning mass. During the service, a huge earthquake struck, turning the church to rubble. It is said that on the night of a half-moon one can see her face in the window of the Great Stone Church, still doing penance for her forbidden love... “. Carrie from Type A Society.

The detail on this VERA WANG WEDDING DRESS is just exquisite!

We are completely in love with this WEDDING INVITATION from GRACELINE ART with it's burnt edges adding drama to the gold and black suite.

Photographer ERIC KELLEY / Styling TYPE A SOCIETY / Florals LAMBERT FLORAL STUDIO / Hair & make-up AMY CLARKE / Styling assistant ANNA KORKOBCOVA / Dress VERA WANG / Rentals ARCHIVE RENTALS / Paper goods GRACELINE ART / Jewellery TRUMPET & HORN / Location SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO / Models NO TIES MANAGEMENT

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