Photos:Krista Mason Photography; Event Planner: Chic Celebrations; Floral Designer: Bella Fiore; Dress Designer: Watters from The White Dress; Jewelry: Barbara Parkers; Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six from The White Dress; Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux; Hair & Makeup Artist: Sarah Jones; Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio; Ceremony Venue: Saint Catherine of Siena; Reception Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano; Officiant: Father Mate; Catering and Rentals: Iva Lee’s Catering; Favors: Just a Bite Cake Pops; DJ: Divel Entertainment
Mirna and Brian were married in a traditional church ceremony at Saint Catherine of Siena followed by an outdoor reception at Villa San Juan Capistrano in Laguna Beach, Calif. on June 8. The couple first met through Brian’s sister, who worked with Mirna. Within minutes of meeting each other, there was chemistry. “In fact, just two weeks after meeting, Brian told his mom that I was the girl he is going to marry,” Mirna said. “He was right!” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a gray sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a blush tie. Bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, and peonies. Fun fact: They were married by the same Croatian priest who baptized Mirna 29 years ago! “I wanted a romantic setting for our reception,” she said. “The Villa in San Juan Capistrano was so beautiful on its own that it only needed a few touches to make it my own.” Each table featured mercury glass vases and vessels atop her great-grandmother’s vintage crochet pieces, and wooden table numbers. ”The venue reminded us of Croatia, which is why it was our perfect location,” Mirna said. “Even the bar area looked exactly like a ‘Konoba,’ or tavern in Croatian, so we had to include a custom sign that read ‘Konoba Wilson,’ for my husband’s last name.” Guests were encouraged to Instagram photos with the hashtag #mirnabrianwedding and enjoyed yummy cake pop favors. Plus, there was three-tiered cake and an entire cookie table! See the full board here.