Plaza De Magdalena Wedding

Plaza De Magdalena Wedding

Hailey and David set their hearts on having a Plaza De Magdalena Wedding. They met while working at a blockbuster together years ago. For the youngsters out there, Blockbuster was a place where you could walk in, and get a movie on DVD, bring it home for a couple of days, and watch it with your family. Kind of cool right? LOL! Hailey and David were introduced to me by the extremely talented Ashley Monge of MongeAmoreEvents. Right away I knew this was going to be great and one for the blogs.

Dreamin’ of San Juan Capistrano

I am a wedding photographer based on the West Coast. We lived in sunny Southern California for decades and never thought that we could ever leave. We recently moved to Portland OR and as I am writing this, I am bundled up with layers of clothing, and a beanie and I have the heat up to 75 degrees. It’s darn cold! Now, don’t get me wrong, we LOVE the PNW lifestyle, but the sunny rays of SoCal sound kind of nice right now. San Juan Capistrano is such a beautiful and laid-back kind of town and to have a wedding there is a complete dream. Plaza De Magdalena┬áis gorgeous and the open-air courtyard is so refreshing. It’s just a perfect spot for an intimate wedding.

First look at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Right down the street is where we had an incredible couples portrait session at the breathtaking Mission San Juan Capistrano. Now, this mission is old, it was founded by Junipero Serra in 1775. People have roamed its halls for over two centuries and it’s one of those places that really makes you feel like you’re in Spain or some old-world country. David and Hailey are true romantics so it was natural to have their first look there. After the first look, we proceeded to wander around and take a few snaps. Every corner had something unique to pay attention to. It was so hard for me to not make them stop every five feet to take some photos haha.

Once our time was up at the mission, it was time for some photos with the bridal party and this is where the fun began. We strolled the streets of San Juan Capistrano and headed to an area that had some beautiful cacti which served as the perfect backdrop for photos. I love gathering at wedding parties and just having them enjoy their surroundings and each other. So many fun laughs come naturally from the silly inside jokes. Hailey’s Wedding bouquet was so gorgeous, to say the least. It had a wild boho vibe with King Protea and large monstera leaves. What a talent between Bonnie of The Tangled Vine and Hailey right?

Time to tie the knot!

It finally came down for this lovely couple to tie the knot and have an amazing Plaza De Magdalena Wedding. Family and friends cried tears of joy and laughed together with new memories being made. It was such an honor to bear witness to all the magical moments. The rest of the evening was filled with so many great moments and as a result, I will always think of Hailey and David and their incredible Plaza De Magdalena Wedding. I personally want to thank all the wonderful vendors who came together and made this magical day become a reality for the wedding couple. Lastly, a special thank you to Hailey and David for your trust and generous hospitality, luv ya both, and congratulations Amigos!



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January 17, 2019

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Alexander Richardson

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