There is a sweet simplicity to the beautiful details in this wedding inspiration shoot: pared-back hair and makeup, a flowing and delicate dress, and a simple outdoor setting. Yet, these details are no less breathtaking for their simplicity, so we encourage all of you newly engaged couples who are getting started with your planning to keep things simple: focus on the feelings, moments and ideas that will make your wedding day magical.

Read on for more from the photographer, Christine Donee:
“For this California Mission shoot, we were deeply inspired by the moments that evoke more than just a feeling, but take grasp of your soul and leave a mark that never disappears: the smell of old books, a lover’s glance, a melody that echoes through that streets. It’s these simple fragments of life that are the most magical, and that is what we sought to capture.”

Venue: The Mission in San Juan Capistrano | Photography: Christine Doneé | Planning & Styling: Christine Doneé | Floral Design: Ellamah | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Dress: Chloé | Suit: ASOS | Paper Goods: The Vintage Inkwell | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Hair & Makeup: Madelin Adena Smith | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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Brian Whitt | Reply

Love all the details! Especially those invitations – the location looks perfect!

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