“I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love”-William Blake
We were moved by the timeworn architecture of the ancient mission and its inherent beauty both inside and out. The combination of the provincial scale, intricate architectural details, and subtle ambiance of a past place of worship created a boldly poetic setting. We wanted to capture a new Southern romance paired with the grandeur of the past with an intimate fête set amongst a strong landscape of world heritage.
Inspired by the varied texture of the grounds and the dramatic combination of a southern rustic and Spanish colonial vibe, we chose a refined palette of textured earth tones with hints of rust, goldenrod, terra cotta, and varying shades of blue. Elements of stone, aged wood and plaster, and elaborately carved details provided a stunning backdrop both indoors and out and we were influenced by the mission’s relationship to natural light. The celebration was characterized by sculptural and metallic details layered with deep wood tones.
Photography: Charla Storey - Event Design: Lauren Field Design - Florals: Clementine Botanical Art - Gown Boutique: Unbridaled - Gown Designer: Tara Latour & Sweet Caroline - Ring: Megan Thorne Jewels - Ribbon: Silk & Willow - Headpiece, Veil, & Earrings: Hushed Commotion - Robe & Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream - Paper Goods: August & Ember - Cake & Desserts: 2 Tarts Bakery - Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes - WAFU Artistry - Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals - Model: Ashanti Hildreth - Venue: Mission San Jose, San Antonio