A Rustic, yet Refined Elopement at Mission San Juan Capistrano
“I ask you to pass through life at my side — to be my second self, and best earthly companion.”
-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
The Mission San Juan Capistrano is a location that feels mysterious and historic, a place that we've seen several times used for stunning elopements and weddings. From the old, crumbling walls to the neutral and refreshing color palette, the backdrop itself is a lovely venue to say I do. In this intimate elopement by Mallory Dawn, we're drawn in by the bride's look with a combination of a classic Allure gown and a cathedral length veil... not to mention the rustic bouquet by Finding Flora leaves us breathless!
From Mallory Dawn Photography: "With over 230 years of history to these walls, the Mission San Juan Capistrano is the perfect place for a romantic elopement. Located in South Orange County, it is the perfect place to go to relax and breathe in fresh air surrounded by indigenous blooms and learn about some of California’s most fascinating history.
Megan Wise, the talent behind the floral company, Finding Flora designed a loose yet lush bouquet of muted summer blooms that brings just enough color to match the gorgeous scenery of the Mission San Juan. She also hand dyed the silk ribbon that was loosely tied around the bouquet which accentuated the earthy tones around the venue. Mallory Dawn Photography perfectly captured the elegance of the colonial architecture and this beautiful couple in timeless film images that the couple will cherish forever. The hand-lettered calligraphy delicately written by Kaylyn of Pirouette Paper, brings an ethereal feel and the hand-drawn illustration of the venue showcases the historical significance of this location to the guests. The exclusive use of film photography brings out a soft color palette, a slight grain and gorgeous natural light in Mallory’s timeless images. With a stunning bouquet, delicate calligraphy and the perfect backdrop, this shoot is as timeless and everlasting as the gorgeous Mission San Juan."