Modern Romance at Franciscan Gardens

styled shoot

Featured on 100 Layer Cake


When photographer Amy Golding contacted us at Event Science to help her design a styled wedding shoot, we jumped at the chance. Her use of both digital and film photography creates an ethereal, fine-art aesthetic, and we were excited to play with those ideas. Our aim was to create a wedding with a happy balance of modern and romantic, with a bit of a boho twist.

We decided on a mostly neutral-hued color palette, but also wanted to add a touch of pink and brass to add warmth to the design. These accents also nicely incorporated the russet brick tones on the walls of the venue, Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano.   

The patterned napkins from La Tavola Linens provided inspiration for the geometric shapes that we incorporated into the place cards, invitation suite, and ceremony backdrop. The interlocking triangle structure, now called "The Jessica Arch" (after our very own Jessica!), was lovingly brought to life from our sketch by the talented folks at La Pinata Party Rentals, who also provided the perfect furniture and tabletop items to compliment our tablescape design.

Studio C Florals really helped bring our vision to life with the textured florals that were expertly arranged throughout our vignettes. Protea, pampas grass, roses, and ranunculus filled out the majority of our blooms, and worked together nicely to meld the bohemian and modern styles.

We couldn’t have pulled off this wedding inspiration without our lovely group of vendors, whose work all came together exquisitely. Thanks so much to our wonderful team!


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 Event Design & Styling: Event Science Photography: Amy Golding Photography | Florals: Studio C Florals | Paper Goods: Roseville Designs | Rentals: La Pinata Party | Calligraphy: Letter & Ink          Venue: Franciscan Gardens | Cake: Flour & Freckles | Hair + Makeup: Sharon Y. Park | Gown: BHLDN | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Rings: Brooke Corson Jewelry | Linens: La Tavola Linens          Bride: Jillian Stevens | Groom: Ricky Orellano