San Juan Capistrano Mission Engagement
When two love birds from Colorado get engaged at the Hotel Del in Coronado and plan a wedding in La Jolla it’s only fitting that they would do their engagement photos at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Nicole’s parents recently retired in Orange County and when it came time for engagement photos Nicole and Patric wanted something authentically California but not the beach. The San Juan Capistrano Mission was founded in 1775 and consists of 10 acres of beautiful ruins to be explored. The Mission is famous for the legend of the swallows, a migration of swallows to rest and recover in the arches and stone pathways of the church. Patric and Nicole chose the San Juan Capistrano Mission for their engagement session because of the beautiful historic ruins and timeless authenticity.
Four bells hang on the bell-wall, or Campanario. The two largest bells hanging within the Campanario are replicas. Today, the original two largest bells are hanging where they would have stood within the bell tower of the Great Stone Church. The bells are quite a phenomenon for the mission. When Father Serra came to establish Mission San Juan Capistrano on November 1, 1776, the bells were either no where to be found, recast, or taken to another Mission. The mystery still lingers. Many locals of San Juan Capistrano believe the bells are still underneath the earth waiting for someone to discover them.
Look at this picture perfect couple!
Of course the San Juan Capistrano Mission is the perfect, historic location for a beautiful engagement announcement.
Congratulations Patric and Nicole! We are honored to be celebrating every exciting season of life with you both!
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