July 21, 2016

Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Villa San Juan Capistrano by Michelle Isabel & Co.


"Greeted by Spanish red tiles and ancient stones, The Villa in San Juan Capistrano surrounds you with 300 years of terra cotta walls set under giant fruit-trees. In the living quarters, you’re immediately captured by the giant fireplace hundreds of years old with so many more years to spare. Once you step foot into the courtyard you feel as though you’ve just entered into a private and intimate space diffusing a romantic natural light. It’s a magical space where nature meets man. You can feel the sweet breeze somersault around you as you twirl the night away beneath the rainbow colored coastal skies. As the night creeps in the twinkly stars flare above you alongside the embers fluttering from the adobe fire pit set in the middle of the courtyard. The Villa is perfect for hosting two hearts molded by their passion to enjoy life and its simplicities. It’s a place where life begins and love abounds...

With every beat, your heart transcends with history of the antiquated courtyard walls lined with gas lanterns. This intimate, romanticized, courtyard wedding inspiration takes each heart on an emotional experience through each and every detail. With an inclination toward simplicity in nature-inspired spaces, Michelle Isabel & Co creatively directed and designed this intimate inspiration wedding. Julep Bloom Designs crafted dreamy florals with grape vines spilling over and across the table to connect those surrounding it. Her wild and free spirit incorporated an open and organic style throughout her designs using the grandest peonies and juliet toned David Austin roses. In search of an effortless yet elevated gown, Solstice Bride provided a freeing and light dress to match the flowy and light-filled ambiance. For a refined look, hair and makeup was orchestrated by Cheryl Nacario accented with accessories from Sandra-Nicole Designs. In an effort to bring ancient history to life, a collection of fine specialty furniture was sourced by Archive Rentals. Charley Paper Co. custom designed stationary over seed paper while incorporating her signature collection of calligraphy. RosieJax Catering provided paleo-style small bites using organic grains and exotic fruits to satisfy the sophisticated palette. Pressed and preserved flowers were hand-crafted for accents throughout the design by artisan Flor-Ly. This inspiration wedding captured by Crystal at Crystal-Nicole Photography. “Happiness is only real when shared” - Into the Wild" - Michelle Isabel & Co.



Team of Wedding Pros: Photography: Crystal-Nicole Photography | Planning & Design: Michelle Isabel & Co. | Venue: Villa San Juan CapistranoWooden Accessories: Black Label DecorCake: Mix Bake Decorate | Bridal Accessories: Sandra-Nicole Designs | Catering: RosieJax Catering | Floral Design: Julep Bloom Design | Beauty: Cheryl Nacario | Paper Goods: Charley Paper Company | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Wedding Gown: Solstice BrideArtisan Flower Preservation: Flora-ly | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic | Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen | Linen Runners: DIY

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