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Wedding at The Inn at San Juan Capistrano | California Bride

Nancy & Patrick had the dreamiest, romantic wedding at The Inn at San Juan Capistrano, a day I’ve been anticipating for a while! It had everything from gorgeous Spanish architectural details, hotel suites that were perfect for bridal portraits, lots of fun elegant touches throughout, and conveniently located right next door to yet another photo op. The whole place is a photographer’s dream!  

The Inn at San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano as a whole is rich with history and The Inn reflects that very well.  If you’re looking for a wedding location that handles it all, look no further.  They offer professional, knowledgeable staff to handle every aspect of your day on top of timeless touches that are perfect for hosting guests on your big day.

The Lovely Couple 

You may remember these two from an engagement shoot that I did late last year. To this date, their engagement session is still one pf my favorites that I’ve ever done. All of their ideas were fresh and unique to them as a couple. I’ve been looking forward to their March 23rd wedding since we took those engagement shots and the day finally arrived!

To see these two together is to know that they have a promising future as husband and wife. It was such a pleasure to get to photograph them on such an important day in their relationship. Like most brides, Nancy was a little on the nervous side before the ceremony but by the end of the evening she was nothing but smiles and giggles. And who could blame her? When a couple looks at each other the way she & Patrick do, it’s obvious they made the right choice in life partners.  Their entire day was perfect from start to finish!

Timeless Outdoor Ceremony at The Inn

The outdoor ceremony space was perfect for the theme of their wedding. The tree under which they said their vows looks like something out of a fairy tale, the café style lights hung overhead created a touch of ambiance and warmth to an already inviting wedding and the lush florals and greenery added a breath of fresh air to their ceremony and a very romantic feel to the reception. All things combined made for a very memorable event!

Nancy and Patrick enjoyed cocktails on the patio with guests and danced the night away inside. At the end of the night, they bid farewell to guests under an arch of their family and friends waving them off after a fun-filled day at a beautiful venue.

Nancy and Patrick, this day has been so long awaited and it was such a joy to get to see the two of you get married. I am so honored to have gotten to see you through the last few months of your relationship! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding and I wish you many more years of happiness and romance. 

Are you a couple that is planning your perfect day?
I would love to talk with about your wedding day and documenting this season in your life.

Book a consult call and lets get to planning!

A huge shoutout to all of Nancy and Patrick’s AMAZING Vendors!

Wedding Coordinator : Jenny Halstead with Jen Events
Photographer: Alaina Elizabeth Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Inn at The Mission – San Juan Capistrano
Floral: Kevin Reeder
Hair and Makeup: Mindy Tidwell at Bows and Arrow
Bridal Gown: BHLDN
Grooms Suit: Indochino
Cake: Penelope’s Perfections
Ceremony Musicians: Jabe Amato – Why Fret
Reception DJ: Michael McNeil – Ovation Entertainment

Client Praise

-Maryanne, February 2022 Bride

 On top of how perfect her photography is, working with her is an absolute joy! She is so kind and funny and made us feel so comfortable.

"Alaina showcased our love authentically"

-Veronica, August 2022 bride

She is an expert at making you and your significant other laugh, is incredibly detail-oriented and organized, and truly cares about capturing your wedding day perfectly.

"Alaina truly cares."

- Tracie, October 2021 bride

Alaina is spunky and fun and full of great ideas. She made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our time together. We loved all the candid photos she caught of us!

"Alaina had us laughing the whole time"

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