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Franciscan Gardens Wedding | Ashley and Paul

December 2, 2014

Filed in: Weddings

A few months back I had the opportunity to second shoot this gorgeous wedding at the Franciscan Gardens in Orange County with Edith Elle Photography.

The best love stories always comes from friendships and  5 years before Paul met Ashley met at his friends restaurant, where she worked as a Sous Chef. Over the course of a year a friendship slowly blossomed between Paul and Ashley eventually blossoming into love.

Ashley and Paul planned a stunning garden themed wedding, filled with sweet details and heartfelt moments. They made for such a beautiful bride and groom and were so madly in love, it was a joy having the chance to photograph them and capture there first day as husband and wife.



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The bridesmaids were all so happy to finally see Ashley in her wedding dressed, they couldn’t get over how gorgeous she looked.

2014-11-13_0019 2014-11-13_0018 The groomsmen were very relaxed and in no hurry to get ready. They were really enjoying their time together, playing pool and taking shots of fireball to commemorate Paul’s wedding.
2014-11-13_00102014-11-13_00112014-11-13_0012 Ashley and Paul opted to have a first look, and it’s obvious Paul was overwhelmed by how stunning his bride looked.

san juan Capistrano wedding 2014-11-13_0035 We wandered around downtown San Juan Capistrano to capture their portraits.

san juan Capistrano wedding 2014-11-13_00232014-11-13_0024 While Edith photographed the bridesmaids I had the chance to capture some portraits of the guys, they were having lots of fun working it for the camera.
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2014-11-13_0026 2014-11-13_0027 garden themed wedding southern california wedding floral wedding 2014-11-14_0012 Ashley walked the aisle down arm and arm with her dad, gleaming joyfully at Paul, who was just happy to see her.

2014-11-14_00042014-11-14_00052014-11-14_0007 southern california wedding They walked down the aisle officially as husband and wife to this gentleman’s sweet melodic voice singing Here Comes the Sun. It was such a sweet way to end a lovely ceremony.
2014-11-14_0010 franciscan gardens The reception details was no less stunning than their ceremony. The abundance of soft pink florals, with light green foliage really made this a sweet romantic garden wedding. The coordinators and the Franciscan Gardens performed an impressive flip of the entire venue. While guests enjoyed cocktail hour off to the side, they turned the the entire ceremony space into the gorgeous reception.
2014-11-14_0013franciscan gardens 2014-11-14_0017 2014-11-14_0032 2014-11-14_0015 garden themed wedding The first dance has always been my favorite moments at weddings. There is just something magical about it, the world just goes still and quiet as the bride and groom enjoy of few minutes embraced in each others arms. This is one timeless wedding tradition I hope never goes away.

franciscan gardens southern california weddingsan juan Capistrano wedding whittier photographer 2014-11-14_0029 2014-11-14_0026 2014-11-14_0035Ashley’s embraced her dad tightly as he was overcome with emotions during his speech.

2014-11-14_0037 2014-11-14_0036After some amazing heartwarming speeches, and a sweet announcement by the bride and groom they were both ready to get the party started.

2014-11-14_0040 2014-11-17_0002The night ended with guest, whisking them off with a sparkler exit.

whittier photographer2014-11-17_0004 Thank you Edith so much for letting me photograph this lovely wedding with you!

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  1. Karen Dicks

    December 3rd, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    All of this is so beautiful! Great job!

  2. Victoria Johansson Egneby

    December 4th, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Oh my gosh- loving the sparkler exit! =) Lovely work!

  3. Aleks Bieńkowska

    December 4th, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Lovely wedding! Beautiful photos! Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  4. Claudia Guy

    December 4th, 2014 at 3:27 am

    You captured the emotions of the day beautifully – well done!

  5. Corey Morgan

    December 5th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    One of my favorite places! You did a great job capturing their day!

  6. Stephanie Overstreet

    December 7th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    What a beautiful wedding!! Great work!!

  7. Kristen Papac

    December 10th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Great job Jackie! I love the details 🙂

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