Wedding at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Brittanee and David tied the knot at the Mission Biscillica on January 28, 2017, with a beautiful wedding reception at the Center Club to follow. Their morning started with friends and family gathered close to help the couple kick off their day and get everyone ready. After a little champagne, it was time to get Brittanee ready to go. 

Brittanee is a dance teacher to several local high schools. She was able to arrange for all of her dancers to meet her before the wedding for a few photos. Brittanee was smiling ear to ear but the girls could help but ooh and ahh as she pulled up in the vintage car with her mother and father. After photos and giggles, everyone headed to the church for the big moment. 

After all the guests had taken their seats, Brittanee and her father made their way up the steps of the church to await their turn. David took his place on the wooden steps of the alter and waited for the doors to open and show his beautiful bride. There was not a dry eye in sight as Brittanee and her father made their way to the alter. Their ceremony was ordained by Brittanee’s Priest from her childhood school, located next door to the Mission San Juan Capistrano. A beautiful service was held and the bells rung loud and clear as David kissed his bride. 

It was official, they were man and wife. The couple made their way to the beautiful grounds of the mission to take photos with their bridal party and family. Laughter filled the air as funny photos of the bridal party were taken, some photos will be worthy of many pinterest years to come. 

Brittanee’s mother, Cindy, had taken the reigns early on for the decor and overall design of the day so Brittanee could give her students the attention they needed. Cindy thought of it all for her sweet first born daughter, mirror and sign accents, floating candles, a vintage lounge and event even a homemade rhinestone cake stand.

 With colors of plum, cream and gold, their reception came to life at the Center Club located in Costa Mesa, CA. Guests were escorted onto the large outdoor patio to enjoy the warm air and cocktails as well as a lounge area, and giant flower wall. 

After cocktails had been served, guests moved into the reception room to await the bridal parties entrance. They did not disappoint. David and Brittanee made their way into their first dance and smiled in each others arms the whole time. This was the moment that they had been waiting for, celebrating their love and bond of marriage with all those they cared for. The party continued though the night with a beautiful plated dinner, photo booth and dancing till the lights came on. Love filled the room through every event that happened throughout the day and lead to great party and celebration. This was the perfect way to start out 2017 and a beautiful marriage. Congratulations David and Brittanee!


Coordination: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photographer: Stefani Welsh Photography

DJ: Carcano DJ

Florals: The Bleu Dahlia

Desserts: The Center Club

Cake: Cinderella Cakes

Ceremony: Mission Basilica SJC

Reception Venue: The Center Club

Vintage Rentals: Etablir



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