Every time I photograph a wedding at Franciscan Gardens, it brings back fond memories of my own wedding. I love walking the grounds, going back in time to the many special moments I shared there with John, our family, and closest friends.
This Franciscan Gardens wedding was extra special because it was the wedding of a long-time friend. Jackie and I have known each other for almost 10 years, and I’ve been fortunate to get the chance to photographer her and Matt on several occasions in recent years. You might remember their adorable puppy session or their stunning Elfin Forest engagement session.
Well, brace yourself, because Jackie and Matt’s Franciscan Gardens wedding was a flawless dream of a day!
Franciscan Gardens Wedding Photos
Wedding days like this one make me fall deeper and deeper in love with my profession. The vibrancy of Jackie and Matt’s love for each other was shown at every turn. And while we are on the subject of vibrancy – let’s talk about Jackie’s stunning bridal bouquet and that flower arch at the ceremony. While I’m a sucker for a neutral color palette, colorful florals get me every time! They were perfect for a summer wedding!
My only disappointment came when I found out that Westly (Jackie and Matt’s adorable pup) wasn’t going to be in attendance at their wedding. However, they did a great job incorporating his adorable face into so many elements of the day. It was [almost] as good as him being there!
Jackie and Matt were surrounded by so much love from their sweet family and friends on their wedding day – and this couple deserved every ounce of it.
Cheers to one of the sweetest, funniest and open-hearted couples I know! Here’s to starting the next chapter of your story as husband and wife.
Venue: Franciscan Gardens | Coordinator: Confetti Skies | Floral Design: The Bloom of Time | Catering: 24 Carrots Catering | Hair & Makeup: Beauty On The Block | Videography: Spin The Dial Productions | DJ: Visions Entertainment | Photobooth: Viral Booth OC | Stationery: Pirouette Paper | Table Numbers: Blush Wood Co. | Cookie Favors: Milk Bar | Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal Couture | Bridesmaids Attire: Azazie | Bridesmaids Personalized Robes + Coffee Mugs: The White Invite | Grooms Attire: Groom’s Grotto | Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar | Custom Groomsmen + Ring Bearer Socks: Sock and Shop | Ring Bearer Bowtie + Suspenders: Mini Swag Textiles