A French And Californian Inspired Wedding

Romain and Larissa met on a winter’s night in the south of France. These two love birds come from two different cultures yet, sharing a common love for the ocean (Romain’s Brittany Atlantic Coast and Larissa’s Pacific), a spark was instantly lit and 5 years later in San Juan Capistrano they shared vows in front of their closest family and friends at The Villa San Juan Capistrano.

Romain and Larissa’s vision for their wedding day was to create a French/Californian ambiance, tying in the best of both worlds: a mix of warm magenta and cool ocean turquoises, bouganvilla, sea succulents, antique aqua votive candles, classic vineyard chairs, Chantilly lace, pearls and feathers, chocolate mousse and cupcakes, Francoise Hardy and Al Green… the parting gift was a mix of sea salt from the Brittany salt marshes and rosemary from Larissa’s parents’ garden. See all the images that were beautifully photographed by Matthew Morgan in the full gallery here.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano was the ideal place for Romain and Larissa’s French and Californian Inspired Wedding. Nestled in the old Spanish town of San Juan Capistrano, lies a turn-of-the-century home covered in ivy. A mahogany door, complete with a detailed metal door knocker, awaits the arrival of welcomed guests. Step inside The Villa and feel the essence of time flourish around you and your loved ones as you invite them into a historic building, filled with fine antiques flown in from around the world. A beautiful stone courtyard sets the stage for a romantic wedding ceremony and reception, all shaded by ancient fruit trees, and enhanced by flickering gas lanterns throughout the property.

From The Bride:
At the risk of sounding very corny, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Honestly it was a dream come true!

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Photographer: Matthew Morgan

Event Designer: Gatherings By Stacie
Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Dress Designer: JLM Couture
Flowers: Floral Occasions
Shoe Designer: Poetic License
Stationery: Jackie Grace
Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Awaiting Alice
First Look Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
Table Linen Rentals: La Tavola
DJ: Andy Nation

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  1. -100. @WeddingPlanr says:

    A French And Californian Inspired Wedding: Romain and Larissa met on a winter’s night in the south of France. … http://t.co/cu10VvgpkA

  2. -100. LeAnne says:

    Ahh!! I love love love their flowers! I wonder if I would be able to recreate something similar with silk flowers?!? http://www.afloral.com/Silk-Flowers-Artificial-Flowers-Fake-Flowers I want, I have to have! The colors are amazing! :)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous colour scheme and lovin the green shoes :) xoxo

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding at @TheVillaSJC with @floraloccasions @sweetnsaucyshop @matthewmorgan_ http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  5. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    continued … Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding! @missionsjc @boutique_brides @jlm_couture @PoeticLshoes http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  6. -100. @EccelsoTaller says:

    RT @weddingchicks: continued … Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding! @missionsjc @boutique_brides @jlm_couture @PoeticLshoes http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  7. Those colorful flowers really make the tables pop.

  8. -100. Meg says:

    I love her shoes!!! Does anyone know where they are from?

  9. -100. Kimberly Chau says:

    Love the green + blue dresses and the bouquet! Fun colors!

  10. Love the colours in this wedding (particularly the bride’s green shoes!) So much fun.

  11. -100. @FloralOccasions says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding at @TheVillaSJC with @floraloccasions @sweetnsaucyshop @matthewmorgan_ http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  12. -100. @FloralOccasions says:

    CA romance with a French flair on @weddingchicks today! Thanks ladies! http://t.co/RpjKBMVS6F

  13. -100. @sweetnsaucyshop says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding at @TheVillaSJC with @floraloccasions @sweetnsaucyshop @matthewmorgan_ http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  14. -100. @MatthewMorgan_ says:

    :) RT @weddingchicks: Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding at @TheVillaSJC with @floraloccasions @sweetnsaucyshop http://t.co/kZVYfCCb4e

  15. -100. Matthew Morgan says:

    Thanks for the feature, I’m so happy for Romain and Larissa – it looks awesome! Thanks to everyone involved :)

  16. -100. tilly hill says:

    The teal bridesmaids dresses are exactly what I’m looking for! Anyone know where they’re from?? x

  17. -100. Rachel says:

    Catering my Iva Lee’s Catering. :)

  18. -100. Seyi says:

    Love the colours! This is the kind of wedding I want, fingers crossed!

  19. -100. Ela-Studiofinch says:

    Love all of the pops of color! Beautiful wedding!

  20. Beautifully captured Matthew! So great to see all the details come together! Stacie you Rock! Congrats to Romain & Larissa!

  21. This is a wedding I would have LOVED to be a guest at – everyone looks like they’re having so much fun! :D

    Such a beautiful range of colours, but all complementing each one perfectly.

    Congratulations to the gorgeous & happy couple!

    Jessica – Soirée de Luxe xx

  22. -100. @JLM_Couture says:

    RT @weddingchicks: continued … Gorgeous French inspired So Cal wedding! @missionsjc @boutique_brides @jlm_couture @PoeticLshoes http://t.co/umGuCJnpTQ

  23. -100. Stacey Fitts says:

    Thanks Amy & Jocey for the beautiful feature! I loved doing the fun and bright flowers for this wedding. Working with Larrissa and her mom and Stacie was great.
    Great photos Matt!!

  24. -100. @AppleTreeWed says:

    RT @weddingchicks: bellissimo #matrimonio in stile francese ma soprattutto on tanto #verde! http://t.co/PW4RIrRdhA

  25. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

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  26. -100. Larissa says:

    Thanks weddingchicks for the beautiful feature!! And to you all for you sweet comments! And especially to all of you that made this amazing day possible! To answer a few of your questions: the shoes are from Poetic License and the BM dresses are Amsale! I wish all you brides to be the best!! xoxo

  27. -100. @WeddingDates says:

    Who knew you could create a French and Californian inspired in an Old Spanish town. Well this couple sure did! http://t.co/JgXtwYxVBU

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