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!

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Photography: Meiwen Wang | Dress: Billy Ella | Hair + Makeup: Marie Tran | Suit: Sandals From Zara | Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano | Location: Orange County Wilderness Park

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Parasols + Pastel Bouquets, See the Ultimate Garden Ceremony!

Oh what we would’ve given to have had an invitation to this stunning fete. Complete with a oh-so-major Pronovias gown, pretty parasols, and perfectly pastel bouquets, it’s the ultimate garden ceremony that is sure to pop up on a few Pinterest boards. With Bowtie & Bloom Photography behind the lens snapping it all, we’ve got it waiting for you in The Vault!

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From The Bride…I think it’s easy to over-think, over-do, and attempt to over-achieve in this information age where images of beautiful weddings are everywhere. But I am a strong believer that there is beauty in simple things and that a wedding is most beautiful when those you love enjoy themselves and walk away with happy memories. Basically – If everyone has a great time, then we’ll have a great time. So we concentrated on finding a charming setting, serving delicious food and being supported by experienced vendors that would really make our day a celebration.

I can’t begin to express how fantastic every single vendor was. Because of them, our day felt so effortless. I think that the comment most-heard throughout the day was about the beautiful venue and how delicious the food was – probably because it was cooked on-site and served as if you were dining at a restaurant! And the second comment I heard most was about how great our officiant was – I am glad we had my former boss (now long-time friend) standing with us at the altar. It was his first time officiating, but he was a natural.

Lastly, my fiance actually found many of our awesome vendors and took on a bulk of the planning – to which I am forever grateful. It allowed me time to design our invitations and learn calligraphy to address them. And is just one of many examples of how lucky I am to have married such a great partner.

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Photography: Bowtie And Bloom Photography | Cinematography: White Studio Project | Floral Design: Florals by Jenny | Wedding Dress: La Sposa By Pronovias | Invitations: The Bride | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Iva Lee's Catering | Hair + Makeup: E2 Beauty | Calligraphy: The Bride | Groom's Attire: Mi Moda Italian Suits | Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano | Cake + Desserts: Twinfully Sweet | Letterpress: Tiny Wren Press | Portrait Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano

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The Organic, Farm-to-Table Wedding Inspo Of Your Dreams

I’m more than obsessed with this inspiration. For starters, that hair?!? Major goals. Even more-so? And those in-season blooms from The Blooming Bud? Unforgettable. Thanks to the seriously talented Savan Photography we’ve got it all waiting to peruse in The Vault!

From Savan PhotographyI wanted to design something organic, something fresh with pastel colors, lush greens, and blooming buds, all of which represents the new beginning of Spring and sweet love. Our location and setting was perfect, a community garden in San Juan Capistrano filled with planter boxes overflowing with herbs and tender vegetables sprouts and a even a small green house.

Our goal is to always be creative and to make sure that it’s always cohesive. It’s to tell the whole complete story to the smallest of details. It was very important to me that we highlight not only the unique space, but to bring the elements of the “farm to table” concept to light. So we chose to use many of the plants, herbs, flowers and fruits throughout our styling from table settings to the bouquet.

I wanted our tablescape to be simple with in-season flowers like lilacs, pink home grown roses, lemon leaves and deep purple artichoke for that pop of color. Going with the timeless, fresh, and organic feel we used blush ceramic plates and white goblets to round out our table setting. For that modern touch and to bring it all together, we brought in metal chairs.

The green door of the greenhouse is what took this shoot from pretty to epic and super unique. That design and color of the door made these images come alive and stand out. My vision was not only the love between them, but I wanted a touch of fine art feel as well.

The cakes from Elise Cakes were absolutely stunning. She made “his, hers and ours” cakes. She made the first one smooth and simple, the second one included pretty ruffles with light shades of pastel greens to resemble watercolor and the third a three tier cake was the “ours” cake representing unity. And of course the two of three cakes where adorn with hand picked herbs and cherry blossoms. Too top it all she used vintage large pedestal candle holders as the cakes stand!

My ultimate goal for this wedding inspiration was to have it a flow like a real wedding should, which includes a cheese board as appetizers, followed by the couple at the table, sneaking out to take some more portraits during the golden hour, followed by cake and then last, but not least her new husband hangs love notes for her among the amazing smells of thyme, rosemary and sage upside down bouquets which were also all picked from the garden.

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Photography: Savan Photography | Floral Design: The Blooming Bud | Wedding Dress: Adina's Bridal | Cake: Elise Cakes | Invitations: Ciara Rose Creative | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Stacey Alyson Makeup | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Venue: San Juan Capistrano | Bride Model: Maddy Heyser | China/Tableware: Cherished Rentals | Event Planning + Coordination: Just A Kiss Weddings And Events | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Groom Model: Hunter Cannon | Rentals: Marnie Schnabel - Sweet Salvage Rentals | Ribbon: Silk and Willow

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