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Multicultural Summer Villa Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 01, 2013

Emelyn & Jorge

August 18 

San Juan Capistrano, California  

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We knew it was the one as soon as we walked out to the courtyard and saw the canopy of big beautiful trees draped over the reception tables, the natural stone floor, grapevines growing on the walls, and dark hardwood floors in the casita. I could go on forever. The Villa is both rustic and chic, and nothing like we had previously seen in our search for a venue.  It’s absolutely stunning.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The basilica we were married in. It is one of the most breathtaking churches I have ever stepped foot in, and it’s the one and only wedding detail my husband asked to be in charge of.  Great job babe! Secondly, my Nonna’s (that’s grandma in Italian) rosary bracelet.  I lost my Nonna months before my wedding day, so incorporating her rosary into my bouquet meant a lot to me.  Lastly, using my parents lasso from their wedding day thirty-two years ago.  It represented tradition, culture, and a bond that has kept them in love for so many years.  That type of love is seldom seen these days, and I admire that.  

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

This is a tough one!  There were so many beautiful memories from that day. From my very emotional father/daughter dance having my dad scoop me up into his arms at the end of the dance, only to hand me over to my husband.  That brought on both tears of joy and laughter or sitting up at the altar, having sweaty palms as my husband and I held hands and quietly whispering to each other “we did it, we’re married!”  The great thing about having a semi-small wedding is being surrounded by family and friends who truly exude love and happiness.  It’s an out of this world feeling.

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Classic Black-Tie Summer Villa Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 09, 2013

Kristiana & Jaryn

July 7

San Juan Capistrano, California 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When we walked into the villa for the first time, we fell in love. It had so much character, detail, and history. It was so unique to other venues that we saw and offered everything that we were looking for. It was a very warm and fun environment too. The staff is amazing and will do everything in their power to make your day perfect. I honestly could go on and on how wonderful this place is. It was such a magical place, and my guests still can’t stop raving. Between the historic avocado tree, mulberry trees, cobble stones, statues, marble tubs, beautiful wooden floors, fire places, and windows, this place is a dream.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The first thing I loved was my venue. It was the center of all the decisions and details. The second would be my flowers, which were done by Fleurs du Jour. They were absolutely stunning and overly beautiful. Nelli did such a great job. The flowers went along with the villa so perfectly; it couldn’t have been better. The third detail that was my favorite was my dress. It was made by Kelly Faetanini and was 19th century-inspired Christian Dior. It had knifed pleats and a scalloped cut organza.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

My advice would be to not sweat the small stuff.  Everything ends up coming together so much better if you don’t. Also, try not plan things last minute. Don’t pay people on the day of. Make sure to give all your payments a week before. Also, relax two days coming up to the wedding, go get your nails done, relax, get a gentle massage, and get some sleep. On the day of, don’t stress over anything because there is nothing you can do at that point, and the most important thing is enjoy it because you are about to marry the man of your dreams!

4. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

I can’t stop thinking about the moment the doors opened, and I began to walk down the aisle. I looked up and saw Jaryn with the biggest smile on his face. I couldn’t help but cry happy tears and smile from ear to ear. Magical.

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