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Mission Magic: An Exquisite Styled Shoot Featuring Three Wedding Gowns At Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano served as the backdrop for this incredible styled shoot dreamed up and executed by Debby Boh of Amber Events. The shoot featured three wedding gowns, including a showstopping black gown that added a dramatic flair to the design. Keep scrolling to read more about this unique shoot and to see all of the stunning photos from Silvius James Photography.
From planner and stylist Debby Boh of Amber Events:
Whenever it's possible, I like to work with people who think completely outside the box and pull inspiration from fashion runways all over the world. This was one of those styled shoots. We used three different gowns for three completely different looks in the same space. The first was the gown by Mikaella Bridal and the bouquet and matching boutonniere by Inessa Nichols Designs were the show stoppers. We kept the bride's hair and jewelry clean and simple here so that the focus was on the gown and bouquet. The groom had a sleek black tuxedo on him that also magnified the beauty of the boutonniere.
We later changed location and the bride wore a very modern head piece from Israeli designer, Keren Wolf, that we got right off the runaway that year. Each person has such a unique style and we wanted to showcase that you can really do anything when it comes to your wedding.
After that, the bride and groom changed into a stunning black gown and he wore a white dinner jacket. We had a white peony bouquet for her instead because the beauty of black and white set against the vine and moss covered mission was pure magic. We payed an ode to Chanel with the earrings and design of it all. It was as though we were immediately transported to a Milan dinner party turned wedding.
The last outfit was the showstopper. Our extremely talented florist, Inessa Nichols, used dried palm leaves to weave together a cape. The setting of the old Spanish Mission San Juan Capistrano could not have been more perfect. This look combined elements of nature, high fashion, old world and new world, which is perfect for the modern and fashion forward bride.
Mission San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful location that transforms into so much more than just a place of time gone by. Playing with modern fashion and design, every bride and groom who dream of something different, and something more, something that hasn't been done, just need to take the risk and believe that it will be more amazing than they can imagine.