Bridal Affair Showcase

Hotel Irvine Wedding Trends for 2017

With only 3 months left in 2016, event planners and excited brides-to-be are looking ahead to next year’s newest and most exciting trends! We gathered OC’s top wedding professionals all in one place, Hotel Irvine, for a boutique-style bridal event showcasing the most promising designs for 2017!

Hotel Irvine featured their gorgeous “backyard,” a 10k square foot lawn in the heart of OC! Floral designers brought their A-game, competing in a contest judged by the Hotel Irvine team.  The Blooming Branch, with their gorgeous orchid and silver-clad tablescape, was awarded the winning nod with a weekend stay at Hotel Irvine!

Casablanca Bridal Flagship Salon unveiled stunning bridal gowns for 2017, and Victor Paul Salon (thank you Joshua, Rochelle and Selina),  Pure Beauty by Danielle ensured our lovely models were runway ready. White Flite surprised the crowd with a dove release after the fashion show! Grooms sampled scotch while Brides sipped champagne and browsed a wide variety of vendors.  Lavish Candy treated us to a decadent Donut Bar…perhaps one of our favorite 2017 trends! Flawless Faces treated the ladies to lashes & braids at their table. I need to give a special shout-out to Martin & Kris with Waveform Events! They arrived early, worked outside in the hot temperatures and never complained! Trust me: these are exactly the type of professionals you want around on your big day!

Christopher Todd Studios, Happy Photos and Sipper Photography were on-hand to capture all the fun! I’m so pleased with the way it all turned out!  Thank you to Stephanie & the fabulous team at Hotel Irvine! 2017 trends are set to impress event planners, couples and guests alike!

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Vendor Team:

Venue: Hotel Irvine 

Coordinator: Events by Cori

Media Sponsors: Ceremony Magazine, OC Bride Magazine, The Knot, The Wedding Guide

Beauty: Flawless Faces, Pure Beauty by Danielle, Victor Paul Salon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Waxing the City

Bridal Fashion: Casablanca Bridal Flagship Salon

Cakes: Plumeria Cake Studio

Doves: White Flite

Entertainment: Classic Cuts, Sound Wave Entertainment, Atmosphere Events, Waveform Events

Floral Design: In Focus Events, Lucas Jeanne Events, The Blooming Branch, The Pink Daffodil, The Tangled Vine

Gift Registry: Bloomingdales Fashion Island

Invitations: Li-K Designs, Polkadot Weekend

Officiants: Reverend Brent

Photography: Christoper TODD Studios, David & Tania Photography, Davello Photography, Happy Photos, Sipper Photography

Rentals: Elegant Wind Waves, Signature Party Rentals, Via La Roche Event Rentals

Specialty: Lavish Candy

Tuxedos: Friar Tux

Videography: Godfather Films

Weddings & Event Production: Events by Robin, Events by Cori

 

I am thrilled to finally share the details of this gorgeous shoot!  It keeps popping up everywhere!  From a beautiful feature on B.Loved blog to thoughtful details shared by Wedding Chicks, this is the party that keeps on giving! I couldn’t agree more…I adore the delicate and romantic touches brimming from every photo. The shoot is a perfect balance of whimsy and romance, youthful energy and timeless elegance. The hidden gem of Laguna Beach, Arabella Laguna, was a perfectly paired venue for this scene. Our success is a testament to the talents and creativity of our creative team. Our collaboration was a delight, and I couldn’t be more proud of the results!

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Coordinator // Events by Cori // Eventsbycori.com

Wedding Photographer // Wheeland Photography // wheelandphotography.com

Model // Kaitlyn Weathers // http://kaitlynweathers.com

Hair & Makeup // Flawless Faces // http://www.flawlessfacesinc.com

Bridal Gown // Casablanca Bridal // http://casablancabridal.com

Florist // The Tangled Vine // http://thetangledvinedesigns.com

Rentals // Sundrop Vintage // https://sundropvintage.com

Cake & Sweets // Plumeria Cake Studio // http://www.plumeriacakes.com

Stationary // Invitation Design Studio // http://www.invitationdesignstudio.com

Pink Diamond Ring // Paul Peterson Custom Designs // maxflyr@yahoo.com

Venue // Arabella Laguna // http://arabellalaguna.com

 

Our Fall Fashion Show at Casablanca Bridal Flagship Salon served as vital prep for 2016 Brides and eye-candy for white gown lovers everywhere. I always look forward to this chance to revel in the latest dress trends to emerge from the runways, and this year’s offerings did not disappoint. From languid, lingerie-inspired to bare shouldered with a generous dose of sparkle, this season is full of interesting new designs for brides-to-be to covet.  A huge Thank You to the creative team of wedding professionals who assisted in this event…this would not have  been possible without your time and talents.

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Creative Team:

Coordinator: Events by Cori

Venue: Casablanca Bridal Flagship

Photography: Davello Photography

Floral Design: The Tangled Vine

Desserts: Plumeria Cake Studio

Hair: Lois Kinsey Beauty

Makeup: Makeup & Hair by Trang Do 

 

There is something special about Southern California Winter…sunny and bright, with slight crisp to the air.  Together with Bonnie at The Tangled Vine, I have been daydreaming about a Holiday-inspired wedding photo shoot for quite a while now.  We wanted to create a look that celebrated the temperate California climate (our wedding and event season can last practically all year long!), while incorporating colors, textures and foliage that are unique to the holiday season. We envisioned elegance and sparkle, crisp and bright, with a warm cozy fire to make the whole scene glow.  Wheeland Photography expertly captured it all on film.

With the help of an all-star creative team, we achieved (and even surpassed) that vision! The Perfect Palette blog agreed!  We were thrilled to have our shoot featured on their website! I’m so pleased with the finished product…our Holiday-inspired styled photo shoot at Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club in San Clemente, CA is a celebration of everything beautiful about a winter wedding!

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Please join me in a round of applause for the creative team!

Coordinator: Events by Cori // eventsbycori.com
Florist: The Tangled Vine // thetangledvinedesigns.com
Photographer: Wheeland Photography // wheelandphotography.com
Rentals: Sundrop Vintage // sundropvintage.com
Stationary: Invitation Design Studio // www.invitationdesignstudio.com
Cake & Desserts: Plumeria Cake Studio // www.plumeriacakes.com
Car: Lake Forest Limousines // www.lakeforestlimos.com
Gown: Casablanca Bridal Flagship // casablancabridalflagship.com
Makeup & Hair: Beauty and the Beach // www.beautyandthebeach-oc.com
Jewelry: Petals & Stones // shoppetalsandstones.com
Videography: Vantage Point Productions // vantagepointcustomfilms.com

 

 

 

I must confess to you, there are many days when the life of an event planner is rather charming. The monthly meetings of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC-OC) definitely qualify as one of those “tough days in the office” (said with a wink).  I have served on the board for several years, providing an opportunity to meet and work with some of the finest venues in the area. Monthly meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, range from educational meetings for wedding consultants to wonderful celebrations of the latest trends at the best locations in Orange County.ABC-OC Events by Cori wedding planning

This month’s meeting was held at a new venue for Sundried Tomato Bistro in San Juan Capistrano called Plaza de Magdalena. The property is both spacious and elegant, as well as conveniently located. I adore the food at Sundried Tomato and have worked with Patti Pracht, the sales manager for weddings and outside catering, for years! In fact, we have an upcoming event at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point and they will be providing the catering for the rehearsal dinner.

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The team of sponsoring vendors and collaborators changes from month to month, but without fail, is a showcase of the top wedding industry professionals in the area! This month’s coordinator, Keri Underhill did an amazing job. Floral Occasions created a stunning scene with the arrangements and hanging succulent details.

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My friend Jennifer at Plumeria Cake Studio  provided the most adorable party favors: a perfectly packaged slice of cake! I was dreaming of Champagne Orange Cake with Vanilla Whipped Mousse filling that night.

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This month’s speakers included a panel of couples/newlyweds that spoke about their experiences finding vendors for the their big day.  It was very helpful to hear how they went about finding vendors. Some couples used the vendors their coordinator had recommended, while others used websites like The Knot, Wedding Wire and read Yelp reviews.

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Education and networking are the main objectives of ABC.  I make it a point to meet 2 new people at each meeting! The benefits of my membership have been numerous and rewarding: ongoing education, networking opportunities among industry peers, plus the fabulous soirees aren’t bad either.

We are so thrilled to be working with the best vendors in the industry and can’t wait to host another successful Bridal Affair at the Dana Point Yacht Club! Special thanks to Ceremony Magazine for featuring us on their blog last week!

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What a joy it was to work with Amery & Zak for their beautiful beach wedding. The ceremony was held on a hill overlooking the ocean above Capistrano Beach. Reception was held at one of their favorite restaurants in the quaint part of San Juan Capistrano with an outdoor terrace for live music and dancing. We were so pleased to have been a part of this timeless and intimate outdoor wedding.

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Ceremony Venue: Pines Park, Capistrano Beach
Reception Venue: Ciao Pasta Trattoria, San Juan Capistrano www.ciaopasta.net
Photography: Matthew Morgan Photography www.matthewmorgan.net
Entertainment: Kevin Miso www.kevinmiso.com & www.betterweddingmusic.com

 

Phone: 949.322.1091 ● Email: cori@eventsbycori.com ● Web: Events by Cori

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