A Magical day at the franciscan gardens venue in San Juan capistrano
My heart has been tied to fairytale magic having grown up in a Disney loving home. While fairytales aren't our reality, we can create a wedding day that gives you that fairy dust feeling! I've been dreaming up ways to create the look and feel I wanted for my "princess at heart" clients. When I saw that Lovely Steph Creations was designing an Alice in the Whimsical Garden weddings styled shoot, I knew it was meant-to-be! It took place at The Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, CA. Luckily I had the freedom and space to work with the couple and bride to create images I was imagining, unlike in real life when you're telling someone else's love story. Both areaway to tell a story are amazing in their own ways, and equally dreamy!
Several real life vendors participated to create an authentic scene. I'll link their IG below.
While THE dress is at the top of your minds it cake! Cakes by Bina was on point with her wonderland cake and cookies. Perfectly accompanied by Little Sweets by Sarah's cupcakes and macarons. Doesn't it make you want to plan a tea party? Yum. The theme was complete with decor and vintage furniture.
oh the flowers
The first thing you notice when you walk into the patio at Franciscan Gardens is the beautiful florals. Whimsical arches, tables, arrangements, bouquets, hanging accents, the works. The tablescape had all the right touches with vintage decor, table settings, and floating tea cups and flower stems. Let's not forget the chandelier.
“A dream is not reality, but who’s to say which is which?”
custom wedding dress and lace boots
The White Queen bride had a corset top ball gown with detached sleeves, and tall lace boots. The Alice bride had an off-shoulder corset top, mid length dress with short lace boots. Both brides reported that the boots and dresses were quite comfortable and they moved around, spun, danced, and sat down! Not an easy feat, I'll tell ya! The groom wore a red velvet tux and top hat from Friar Tux.
Teapots, mirror signage, invitation suite, calligraphy, and whimsical decor. It's all about the details!
participating vendors on instagram
Concept & Design @Lovely.Steph.Creations
Florals: Ceremony, Bouquets + Boutennier @Petalsandpricklys
Florals: Ceremony + Signage @yourstrulydesign_
Florals: Reception, Sweetheart, + Dessert Tables @violettesflowers
Florals: White Queen Backdrop @luckywildfree
Wedding Gowns @handmadebyyamileth
Groom Tux @friartux
Bridal Jewelry + Accessories @ederajewelry
Bridal Lace Boots @houseofelliotlaceboots
Calligraphy: Invitation + Scrolls @calligraphybymichellet
Bridal Makeup @beautybydannie
Bridal Hair @haleyreedmakeup
Vintage Furniture + Accents @ohsoprettyvintage
Furniture Rentals @rusticurbanevents
Chiavari Chairs @chiavarichairs4rent
Dessert: Cake + Sugar Cookies @cakesbybina
Dessert: Cupcakes + Macarons @littlesweetsbysarah
Mirror Signage @Lovely.Steph.Creations
White Queen Bride @aliaxbee
Alice Bride @just_some_blonde
Mad Hatter Groom @johnny.barrettsd