BRIAN + MADELINE // FRANCISCAN GARDENS // SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA

To say this wedding means so much to me would be an understatement. There really are no words to adequately describe shooting your best friends’ wedding. Not only was it unbelievably gorgeous and detail oriented, but there is a different kind of feel when shooting for people so close to you.

This wedding was also featured over on Style Me Pretty, which you can see here.

What really sets this gorgeous wedding apart was the blending of two different trends and making them one – ethereal and celestial. Soft yet modern. Both trends played off the day and each other so effortlessly. The day was super detail oriented – from the unique floral arrangements, to the subtle star and universe touches (like the brides ombre star veil), to the carefully handpicked metallic bridesmaid gowns, down to the custom handmade charcoal grey velvet napkins with tiny crystals as the napkin tie. It was the perfect day – perfect sunny weather, perfect setting – until unexpected rain came during their first dance. The forecast didn’t even predict this rain. It came out of nowhere. The couple remained dancing in the rain to Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish, then everyone used their velvet napkins as umbrellas and gathered inside where the ceremony was for the rest of the evening and danced the night away! Although the day did not play out how the couple envisioned, nothing rained on their parade. It was still the best night ever.

Enjoy some of my favorite highlights from Brian and Madeline’s dreamy day…

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