Gina and Kurt had a fairy tale wedding last month at the beautiful Franciscan Gardens in Orange County. The day was full of beautiful details, a dreamy first look at the picturesque Mission San Juan Capistrano, and laughter and fun among their guests. Her day consisted of an all-star vendor team including Seven Stems for coordination and florals and a
Gina chose a color palette of blush, white, and gold and incorporated many personal and unique aspects to her wedding day! One thing that I loved is how she added in a part to their ceremony that I hadn't seen before. Her new last name was going to be "Lockwood", so during the ceremony she had a wooden sign with their names on it and lock that had no key. Their guests witnessed as they said a prayer before closing the lock on the wooden piece which would remain locked forever, symbolizing their eternal bond and commitment to each other. How sweet! Another part that I liked is that Kurt is a police officer, so the men entered into the song "Bad Boys" from the show Cops, and they also had a small groom cake that featured handcuffs and said "You have the cuffs but I have the key". Adorable! I love it when couples showcase who they are as people and a couple to their wedding guests.
Their venue, Franciscan Gardens, is a beautiful outdoor venue in San Juan Capistrano. They had recently renovated their indoor space and opened it just before their wedding day, so it was very exciting to be among one of the first people to photograph the new space! The interior has a great mix of industrial textures such as wooden floors and brick walls accompanied by modern and elegant light fixtures and large floor-to-ceiling windows. Mission San Juan Capistrano is located just a short walk away and was a perfect backdrop for their first look, romantics, and bridal portraits. I had such a fabulous day photographing their wedding and am honored that they chose me to document it for them! Congratulations to the newlyweds!