Weddings at the Villa San Juan Capistrano

Another fabulous venue tucked away in a lovely town.  For living in Orange County my whole life, I was pleasantly surprised when I found this pretty hidden gem in the historic part of San Juan Capistrano, California. I was lucky enough to stop by this quaint and pretty venue offering the most amazing details. The Villa San Juan Capistrano is an old home turned into a wedding magical venue with the most charming details.  From the moment I walked under the stunning greenery walkway, my eyes were all over the place, admiring all its lovely details. A place any bride and groom can call home for one day and make their own.  If you love rustic and old world charm, then consider The Villa San Juan Capistrano to celebrate your wedding day!

Tyler Branch Photography

Tyler Branch Photography

osh Elliott Photography

josh Elliott Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Tyler branch Photography

Tyler branch Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Ryan Phillips Photography

Ryan Phillips Photography

 Troy Grover Photography

Troy Grover Photography

 Josh Elliott Photography

Josh Elliott Photography

 Adrian Jon Photography

Adrian Jon Photography

 Adrian Jon Photography

Adrian Jon Photography


About The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Warm. Inviting. Timeless. Exclusive. Historic.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is brought to you by the innovative minds that created the Ramos House Café located in The Los Rios Historic District in Orange County.

The turn-of-the-century home was part of the Yorba family estate, built in 1918. The property has worn many hats over the years, such as: a board and batten house in the 1930s, where itinerant farmers from nearby orchards would spend the night; as well as an antique store/wedding facility, owned by Gep Durenberger in the 1960s until the early 2000s.

Today, the unique establishment has been renovated and restored by current owner, John Q. Humphreys, as a timeless event space.

Now in its fifth wedding season under Humphreys’ ownership, The Villa San Juan Capistrano provides unforgettable memories, complete with a romantic, garden atmosphere full of ancient fruit trees, all enhanced by gas lanterns, with historic buildings surrounding the stone courtyard where festivities take place.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is equipped with a few of the industry’s finest vendors. Iva Lee’s is the property’s exclusive, full-service caterer, and handles food, beverage, and rental services. Divel Entertainment is the facility’s resident DJ, who also offers MC services with basic packaging. How Elite Valet Service is included in the venue rental, and is complimentary to guests on the day of the event. And lastly, The Villa San Juan Capistrano includes an onsite-day-of-coordinator to manage functions on the scheduled event date.

Step inside and feel the essence of time flourish around you and loved ones.


Timeless Rustic Styled Shoot from Colorful Snapshots

Let’s be honest. It is pretty tough to come back from a nice, long weekend, and get back to the grind. Kind of a bummer right? Well, before you start pouting and getting all worried for today’s tasks, let’s see if we can cheer you up with this charming, vintage rustic styled shoot. It is the oh-so-lovely details of this shoot with a side of serious design and style that has us stopping in our tracks. You probably want to set some time aside and breath in the sweetness of this dream of a shoot.  Courtesy of Colorful Snapshots and Jake Duke Studios, together with an amazingly talented team of vendors, this shoot is sure to knock your pretty socks off.  We are drooling over all the drop-dead gorgeous details. We will go as far and say that we are crazy in love with this shoot. See it all from the stunning images captured by Colorful Snapshots.


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From Steve of Colorful Snapshots

Take Time to stop and smell the roses on your wedding day. This ‘Timeless’ Style Wedding shoot was inspired by the idea to remind every bride & groom to take TIME to stop and enjoy the moment. Freeze time and take in your beautiful day; after what seems as thousands of hours of planning and making sure every detail is picture perfect, when the big day finally comes, it seems to be over with a blink of an eye. Our inspiration shoot was located in San Juan Capistrano at the Hamilton Oak Winery, with the lovely orange groves as the back drop and the blue skies above us. Color palette was easily selected based on natural elements of earth tones of brown and cream with pops of rose, teal and blue. Aleah from A la Carte flowers created a romantic bouquet for the gorgeous bride whom looked as if she was painted into the setting. The colorful florals blended in beautifully with the whimsical table setting created by Jake Duke Studios. Large vintage clocks and chandeliers were hung and styled the lounge area under the giant oak tree that created a relaxing atmosphere. The charming dessert bar was brought to life by the very talented Melissa of Sweet Missy’s Cookies and Lisa of Cupcakes by Lisa, they not only looked incredible but they were delicious too! Colorful Snapshot Photography captured each scene of the day beautifully freezing each detail to be remembered as ‘time passes’ ever so quickly.

Venue: Hamilton Oaks Winery

Event Styling and Design: Jake Duke Studios

Photography: Colorful Snapshots

Hair & Make-up: Katelyn Alford Make-Up Artistry

Flowers: A La Carte Flowers

Dessert Bar: Sweet Missy’s Custom Cookies

Rentals: Jake Duke Studios

Invitations/Paper Goods: Sojoji

Bridal Gown: Mary Me Bridal

Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley from Mary Me Bridal

Models: Dani Mcelwee &  Josh McCuistion

 All images submitted by Colorful Snapshots.  Other photographers who participated in the styled shoot are Meghan Wiesman Photography & By Alexis Alana Photography