San Juan Capistrano Wedding

San Juan Capistrano Wedding

San Juan Capistrano Wedding

On a warm August evening, at Franciscan Gardens, Danielle and Scott promised each other ‘forever’ in front of their families and friends for a San Juan Capistrano Wedding.

On August 26, Danielle floated down the aisle in a stunning a-line backless gown, with a ruffled tulle skirt, and beautiful lace-detailed veil. The groomsmen wore dark three-piece suits, with soft blue ties and pocket squares, with Scott just offsetting them in a charcoal three-piece suit. The bridesmaids wore various light grey gowns. The flowers were all beautiful – light and muted, with many roses, surrounding every aspect of ceremony.

Danielle and Scott shared a beautiful first dance, and everyone enjoyed a buffet meal from 24 Carrots Catering. Danielle and her father shared a choreographed dance, which put all the guests in the perfect mood to head inside to finish off their night with dancing to the band, and enjoying a table of different flavored donuts for dessert in their San Juan Capistrano Wedding.

It was the perfect way to say, “I do” and celebrate everything that goes along with it.

While the father-daughter dance is often a sentimental and emotional moment at a wedding, it can also be a fun and lighthearted part of the reception. If you’re looking to add some fun to your father-daughter dance, here are a few ideas:

  • Choose a fun and upbeat song: Instead of a slow and sentimental song, choose a fun and upbeat song that will get everyone on the dance floor. Some popular choices for a fun father-daughter dance include “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake.
  • Incorporate a dance routine: Consider rehearsing a fun dance routine with your father beforehand, or hiring a dance instructor to help you put together a choreographed dance. This can add a playful and entertaining element to the dance and get everyone laughing and having a good time.
  • Play a game: Turn the father-daughter dance into a fun game or challenge by incorporating elements such as trivia or challenges into the dance. For example, you could play a game where you and your father have to answer questions about each other, or you could challenge him to a dance-off.
  • Use props: Incorporate fun props into the dance, such as hats, glasses, or wigs. This can add an element of playfulness and whimsy to the dance and make it more memorable.

Overall, there are many ways to make the father-daughter dance at a wedding a fun and lighthearted moment. By choosing a fun and upbeat song, incorporating a dance routine or props, or turning it into a game, you can add a playful and entertaining element to this special moment.

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Coordination: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photographer: Kevin Rogers

Venue: Franciscan Gardens

Florist: Devynn’s Gardens

Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band

Linens: Luxe Linens

Catering: 24 Carrots



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