Ralston & Nick’s Elegant California Wedding

elegant California wedding

Ralston & Nick’s elegant California wedding took place at a church and country club in San Juan Capistrano last fall.

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From the bride: We wanted our day to be classic, elegant and timeless. We incorporated gold, ivory, pale pink and silver green as our colors, although we didn’t let our color scheme determine every design choice we made. It was important to to us to stick to the elegant theme because that is what our Basilica/ Country Club venues called for. Our flowers were the most important part of our color scheme. Our florist made beautiful tall and short centerpieces that consisted of pale pink and white flowers, and silver green eucalyptus leaves. These colors were also incorporated in the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Our sweetheart table had a long floral arrangement that we displayed at cocktail hour on a mantlepiece and later moved to our table for dinner so our guests could enjoy it for as long as possible.

elegant California wedding

elegant California wedding
The couples had a traditional church ceremony for this elegant California wedding.

elegant California wedding

elegant California wedding
Even the fountain was decorated with blooms for this elegant California wedding.

elegant California wedding

From the photographer: Classic romance. Elegant beauty. Two phrases that quickly come to mind as I look back on Ralston and Nick’s stunning wedding day. Nick grew up in Tuscon, AZ and met his lovely bride in college. She grew up in San Juan Capistrano, CA where they were married at the Basilica and famed Mission San Juan Capistrano. The day started with a little lucky rain, but quickly cleared up and made way for a truly stunning day. An emotional “first-touch” was shared, keeping with the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony. The bride arrived to the ceremony in true style, riding in an all-white Rolls Royce! Once the I-do’s were swapped and sealed with a kiss, the wedding bells rang proudly, the sound resounding for all to hear, even blocks away.

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Dress Designer: Justin Alexander Bridal//Heirlooms and extras: The Mrs. Box//Transportation: Lake Forest Limos//Reception Venue: Marbella Country Club//Location: The Mission San Juan Capistrano//Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN//Dress Designer: Justin Alexander//Dress Store: Mon Amie Bridal Salon//Makeup Artist: Veronica Fensel Hair and Makeup//Band: The Zippers//Invitation Designer: Parklife Press//Floral Designer: Magnolia’s Floral Design//Cake Designer: Simply Sweet Cakery//Cinema and Video: Chasing Light//Ceremony Location: Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano//Photographer: Lisette Gatliff Photography