couple holding hands standing in front of mission san juan capistrano
Tim + Lindsey.

Civil Ceremony Wedding and Photos at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

not wanting a big wedding, these two decided on a civil ceremony to celebrate with family (and their dog)

From the beginning they mentioned wanting a small wedding to celebrate with family only. They just weren't sure where—a backyard? a small venue? Options were endless but also they wanted something that suited them.

Last fall when we went to the desert with them for a session, they were still unsure of their wedding plans. Except that it was happening and they'd fill us in whenever decisions were made. A month later they made up their minds. A simple civil ceremony with family and dinner after, with a stop at the Mission San Juan Capistrano in between for photos. It was perfectly suited for them and we loved that.

Photography: Joe+Kathrina
Venue for Photos: Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dress: Watters
Shoes: Alepel
Suit: Bonobos

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