{ Angela + John | San Juan Capistrano Wedding }

When I first met with Angela & John {over mile-high pastrami sandwiches at Jerry’s Famous Deli, my kind of couple!}, they shared about their wedding, but also extensively about their families. I got such a strong sense of how important their families were to them and what a vital role they would be playing in the wedding.

But what I discovered on their wedding day was even more wonderful – that they were close with their families yes, but also that the two families seemed to be so close to each other. I spotted their mothers laughing together and walking arm in arm, I saw the sweet friendship between Angela’s brother and John’s son, observed the fun interaction between everyone on the dance floor. A wedding day, just as it joins people, most definitely joins families, but I seriously felt as if everyone there was already one big happy wonderful family – tears and hugs and laughs were shared freely among everyone and it was amazing to witness.

I know Angela poured her heart and soul into planning this wedding and it unfolded perfectly. It definitely couldn’t hurt that it all started off with the loveliest pair of shoes…

I think my heart skipped 2 beats when I saw her bouquet, pale pink peonies are one of my favorites…

For their first dance, John surprised Angela with a live song performed by their friends. Her reaction was perfect!

I love how John’s son came over and sat on Angela’s lap during the slideshow. So sweet:

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13 Responses to “{ Angela + John | San Juan Capistrano Wedding }”

  1. Angela Bench Says:

    ADRIENNE!!! What perfect timing that my mom and my brother were here visiting when I opened your email to share this moment with me — seeing pictures from our wedding for the first time. I am in tears with awe, excitement, and nostalgia. Unbelievable. You captured EVERYTHING that needed to be captured, and then some. I think it takes a real gift to capture not only moments, but the feeling in those moments — and you and Scott did so perfectly. Thank you so much for the wonderful preview. I can’t wait to see the rest.

  2. serena grace Says:

    her shoes are amazing!!

  3. Nelly Says:

    I second the comment on the shoes from Serena! Love em!!! This wedding is so beautifully captured Adrienne! Love the car emblem too.

  4. Thelma Says:

    It was really a beatiful weeding, everything came out perfect!

  5. Melissa Bench Jackson Says:

    Adrienne you did such a wonderful job. You captured all the moments perfectly. AWESOME is all that I can say. I tear up all over again. That day was filled with a lot of special moments thank you so much for being a part of that.

  6. Lauren Says:

    I think Angela’s reaction says it all. What a wonderful job!!! You continue to inspire :)

  7. Ruby Says:

    I don’t want you to think that I only say I love the pictures because I am Angela’s mom. I love the pictures because you gave us your gift (your talent) to be part of that special day and the gift of lifetime memories that can and will make us remember how it was then.
    Your camera was magical but we should not forget that it’s your eyes who saw and captured them all!! Please know that you nothing short of FANTASTIC!! Thank you.

  8. jackie g. photog Says:

    how beautiful!! i love the flowing veil shot!!

  9. Jean Tsai { Photographs } Says:

    Gorgeous wedding, Ade! Loves loves loves!

  10. vingle son carlos Says:

    Adrienne-lovely pictures!
    I felt bad that I couldn’t fly out (I am Angela’s aunt from Manila) to witness the most important event in her life; but, somehow these photographs made me feel like i was right there as you were capturing them.

  11. Molly Flores Says:

    Adrienne, you did SUCH a great job at capturing all of the right moments; photos are GORGEOUS!!!

  12. Gail Says:

    Could the light BE any better in these photos? I THINK NOT!

  13. Holly Steen Says:

    I love love love her shoes and all her flowers. So gorgeous. Woweee…

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