A Simple, Rustic Wedding at Jardines De San Juan in San Juan Bautista, California
Early on in their relationship, Cecilia Manzo (29 and an administrative clerk) and Joel Melero (30 and in a production line) shared great memories exploring the area of San Juan Bautista, California. So for a wedding venue, it made sense to hold their simple, rustic wedding in the town where they fell in love. The ceremony took place at Old Mission San Juan Bautista in San Juan Bautista, California, with an ornate interior that needed little additional decor, captured by Red Eye Collection. The reception that followed took place in the same town at Jardines De San Juan, where the garden-inspired color palette of navy blue, gray and pink took over the space. Expressions Florist created flower arrangements with pops of fuchsia through chrysanthemums and roses—from the round bridesmaid bouquets to the topping on the three-tier white wedding cake. Not only did the decor at the wedding embody the classic color palette with a pop of color, but so did the wedding party attire. Bridesmaids wore floor-length navy blue dresses in a strapless style, with the exception of the maid of honor wearing a one-shoulder piece. Groomsmen matched Joel's charcoal gray suit but in a lighter shade, along with navy ties to match the bridesmaid dresses. As an added touch, all the wedding-party members had a fuchsia floral accent, whether it was the boutonniere or bouquet. Although the group as a whole embodied an eye-catching look, we couldn't stop looking at Cecilia's beautiful dress—a strapless ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart cut that was accented entirely in lace. What else did we love from this wedding? The subtle Spanish theme that the couple incorporated into the wedding day through the succulents in their arrangements, small Mexican bites served during the cocktail hour and, of course, the lively Mariachi Band! Check out some other inspirational details, below.