San Juan Bautista Mission Wedding– Vintage Cars and California Love: Veronica + Alfonso

Love stories are often woven with unexpected turns, and for Veronica and Alfonso, destiny brought them together right before the world changed. Their journey began just before the pandemic, and their bond grew stronger amidst the uncertainties. After weathering the storm together, Alfonso found the perfect moment to propose, amidst the rolling vineyards of Carmel, a symbol of their enduring love and resilience.

June 10th, 2023 marked a momentous day as Veronica and Alfonso exchanged vows at the grandiose and historical Mission in San Juan Bautista. Steeped in history and timeless elegance, the mission set the stage for a wedding that celebrated their love and the enduring power of commitment. As the ceremony concluded, we ventured into the stunning gardens surrounding the mission. Surrounded by vibrant blooms, Veronica and Alfonso’s radiance shone through every photograph, a testament to their profound connection.

What followed was a truly remarkable entrance—an homage to Alfonso’s late grandfather and a symbol of heritage. In a gleaming teal and white 1955 Oldsmobile, Veronica and Alfonso drove together to the Paicines Ranch, leaving everyone in awe. The car, a timeless beauty, held sentimental value and marked the beginning of their new journey as husband and wife.

At the Paicines Ranch, the atmosphere buzzed with anticipation. The all-female mariachi band filled the air with lively melodies as Veronica and Alfonso made their grand entrance. Their first dance was a breathtaking moment, surrounded by the infectious energy of the mariachi music. The celebration continued as the band serenaded the guests throughout the delicious farm-to-table dinner, curated by Chef Carlos and his talented team.

With traditions like the bouquet toss, garter retrieval, and the dollar dance, the evening was filled with laughter, cheers, and heartfelt moments. However, an incredible highlight awaited outside the barn doors. As they swung open, a larger-than-life 15-piece band took the stage. The vibrant rhythms of the banda filled the night air, inviting everyone to join in the festivities.

Veronica and Alfonso’s first dance under the starlit sky was a spectacle of love and harmony. Their happiness was contagious, and soon, the dance floor was teeming with joyful guests, swaying and twirling to the music. It was a sight to behold, as laughter, music, and celebration intertwined, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

As their wedding photographer, it was an absolute honor to capture Veronica and Alfonso’s special day. Their love story, resilience, and the grandeur of their celebration left an indelible mark on everyone present. From the heartfelt moments at the Mission to the lively festivities at Paicines Ranch, every element reflected their unique journey.

Veronica and Alfonso, may your love continue to grow, filling your lives with boundless joy and cherished memories. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your extraordinary wedding day and immortalize the love that surrounds you both. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and adventures together! Cheers!

Veronica + Alfonso’s Review: 


“Alicia is simply the best, fun and talented. Very organized, responsive and very attentive to detail! My husband and I had a great time during our engagement and wedding photo shoots. I highly recommend her.”


Church | Mission San Juan Bautista 

Venue | Paicines Ranch

Coordinator | Emily Skow

Floral | Expressions Floral

Hair + Makeup | Glammed by Lolli and Makeup by Alexus

Dress | Bridal Gown Studio

Mariachi | Mariachi Femenil

Band | Banda BG

DJ | Fullmoon DJ

Catering  | Paicines Ranch

Cake | Heavenly Bakery

Videographer | StarChazer Productions

Photographer | Chasing Chickadees Photography

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