SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
You’ll Love What Song This Couple Chose For Their First Dance

We¬†have a major crush on this adorable duo. Why, you ask? They chose to have their first dance to N*SYNC’s “This I Promise You,” because as the bride says, it “really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs and reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels.” And thanks to all the gorgeous photos from Kristina Adams Photography, we have all the feels, too.

 

MustWatch_swash-01

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From The Bride…I always knew I wanted an outdoor wedding because I had envisioned my first dance to be under twinkling market lights with the sun setting in the background. When Nuri and I stepped onto Serra Plaza, I had a feeling this was THE venue when I saw the fountain, lights, and rustic beauty of this mission-styled place. As soon as the venue was checked off, I started putting together a Pinterest board of the feel and look I was going for: romantic, rustic, and elegant. With the natural tones from the buildings and tables from Serra Plaza, I decided to incorporate blush, gold, and a pop of a summer color like coral. Everything came together so perfectly in the end and I was truly able to have my dream outdoor wedding!

It’s so hard, but if I had to choose a favorite moment from the wedding, it has to be the first dance. It was such an intimate and romantic moment where I felt like I was in a movie, with everyone just fading in the background and Nuri and I were whisked away to our own little world to dance to one of our favorite songs. It was even more meaningful because we had my sister and his close friend singing the song. “This I promise you” by NSYNC really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs, reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels. From the white dance floor, to the beautiful chandeliers hanging above us and our favorite people around us, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect moment than this one.

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

Photography: Kristina Adams | Cinematography: Etcetera Productions | Floral Design: Vickie's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Brida | Catering: Top Catering | Hair + Makeup: Sherilyn Yi | Lighting: XL Entertainment Systems | Venue: Serra Plaza | Coordination + Design: Eastern and Gold | Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Portraits: Mission San Juan Capistrano | Rentals: Modest Peach

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Want a Timeless Wedding? See How It’s Done!

This inspiration shoot is a lesson in timeless design sensibilities. A dreamy villa. A neutral palette. And romantic florals that stand the test of time. Koman Photography, Love and You Video, Simply Sera Events, Peony & Plum and so many more came together for this dream session in The Vault.

MustWatch_swash-01

From Simply Sera EventsThe Villa San Juan Capistrano and the Mission San Juan Capistrano whisks you away to a serene and charming place, such that you feel as if you’ve entered an enchanted spot. We were drawn by the ambiance and features of both the Villa and the Mission and designed an effortlessly romantic styled shoot.

Both venues have beautiful stonework all throughout so Peony and Plum created the centerpieces in stone urns to complement that characteristic, and the wood table and cane back chairs from Archive Rentals were perfect to set a subtle and whimsical table setting. And our bride wore a custom Musat Bridal Couture gown that captivates her grace and beauty when she walks and enhances her silhouette with a deep back line. Everything from calligraphy to the cake were inspired by the soft romance you can feel when you enter the two places.

We hope this styled shoot will inspire brides dreaming of an elegant and timeless wedding!

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Love and You Video | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Cake: Elise Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design | Calligraphy: Sealed Shop | Groom's Attire: JCrew Factory | Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano | Coordination+ Styling: Simply Sera Events | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
The Ultimate Red, White, and Blue Engagement Session

It’s time that we introduce you to the newest love of your life: this engagement session. Capturing every patriotic moment, Meiwen Wang was behind the lens turning dreams into a reality. Because Liz & Travis? They’re pretty much the dreamiest duo we’ve ever laid eyes on and their engagement session is no exception. See it all for yourself in The Vault!

From Meiwen WangLiz & Travis are just SO sweet. The San Juan Capistrano Mission was a perfect backdrop and they seriously showed up looking like models. Liz was in a bold red Anthropologie maxi dress, and Travis had a dark blue suit from Zara. After that we drove just 15 min to these BEAUTIFUL rolling hills that looked the the background on an old windows desktop. We climbed up the side of the biggest hill and ran around on the top just as the sun was going down. My favorite thing about them is how easily they made each other laugh. They are SO easy in front of the camera!

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

Photography: Meiwen Wang | Dress: Billy Ella | Hair + Makeup: Luna Bella Beauty | Suit: Zara | Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano | Location: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

Tips to Look Your Best at Your Engagement Session

MustWatch_swash-01