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San Juan Capistrano, CA | The Villa San Juan Capistrano Fall Wedding Inspiration

When it comes to planning a beautiful outdoor wedding, the summer season is by far the most popular. But in Southern California, gorgeous weather and naturally picturesque foliage isn’t hard to find year-round. And for that exact reason, I wanted to photograph a fall wedding inspiration look that could rival the most alluring of summer weddings. As the ideas started flowing, I reached out to A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production in Orange County, Ca to discuss collaborating with them on this shoot. As we talked, we agreed that we wanted to create something elegant and stunning for a fall wedding inspiration that had not been done before.

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We reached out to The Villa San Juan Capistrano and they loved our vision for the shoot. Once The Villa graciously agreed to open their doors to us, A Good Affair and I reached out to some of our favorite vendors to help us make our vision a reality.

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Not wanting to stick with the traditional black tux typically seen on grooms during the fall months, Friar Tux provided the perfect slate gray suit. With a burgundy tie and pocket square, we fell in love with our fall groom’s style. Also straying from a traditional ball gown and the increasingly popular mermaid bridal dress, we chose a form-fitting lace gown by Pronovias from Mon Amie Bridal. Keeping with our fall look, the gown is complete with lace three-quarter length sleeves to give it that extra touch of grace and elegance. The bride’s look was completed by our talented hair and makeup artists. Lilly gave our bride a newlywed glow that was matched by the sophisticated updo created by Brenda. And of course, every bride needs a bridal bouquet to compliment her style – and that’s exactly what we got with gorgeous bouquet from Little Hill Florals. Our bride and groom could not have looked more stunning. Along with our insanely talented group of vendors, we were lucky enough to work with a gorgeous couple that just so happened to be celebrating their first wedding anniversary!

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For the ceremony setup, A Good Affair took full advantage of the interior space – which is not typically used for a ceremony at The Villa. Front and center was a lavish floral garland by Little Hill Florals that helped add warmth and a pop of color to the space. Our bride and groom’s unique and intimate ceremony was complete with cushion seating provided by Found Rentals. Adding to the one-of-a-kind style were the upside-down candles that were hung from the chandelier. An extra special touch added by the team at A Good Affair who hand painted each candle.

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Also from Found Rentals was the bold and luxurious eight-foot black table and perfectly mismatched chairs – all of which was set on Persian rugs that helped define the formal dining area. The eye-catching tablescape was set with pieces provided by from Dish Wish and Lux Linen; to tie in our ceremony area we incorporated the hand-painted candles with the floral arrangements from Little Hill Florals.

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And what wedding isn’t complete without their very own signature cocktails? Cocktail Concierge provided our couple with beautiful and delicious cocktails. We love the giant ice cubes, definitely a fun element. Not to be outdone, Rooney Girl Bakes provided the magnificently detailed cake that she bas-relief and adorned with sugar flowers and sugar vines of berries.”


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Wedding Gown – Pronovias :

Bridal Shop – Mon Amie Bridal :

Veils – Veiled Beauty :

Mens Suit – Friar Tux :

Make Up Artist – Lilly Pollan :

Hair Stylist – Brenda Barron :

Cake – Rooney Girl Bakeshop :

Linens – Lux Linens :

China, Silverware, Glasware – Dish Wish :

Cocktails – Cocktail Concierge :

Furniture – Found Rentals :

Accessories – Styled by TC :

Models – Jennifer Hawkins via Brand Model & Talent : & Blake Nyman via


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