This couple, this venue, a palpable love and a clear vision…Devin & Brian’s celebration was rich with all the things that matter most. Every aspect of their big day celebrated a classic charm, which never goes out of style.  Their chosen venue, The Casino San Clemente, is a seaside landmark steeped in history.  You can still feel remnants of the days when Hollywood celebrities danced the night away to big band tunes under the stars.  Devin & Brian embraced this vintage glamour with thoughtful wedding details and movie-star style.  Guests checked in at the ticket window, and received their program (designed to look like a movie ticket) and seating assignment.  The tables were named after favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies! Both families got involved and offered help in making the day special…from a relative providing metal stars that were hung on the stage behind the sweetheart table, to a team effort in putting together wedding favors, the collaboration was a wonderful union of two families. Devin & Brian kept things fun with a game of ‘corn hole’ on monogrammed boards, a photo booth and a cigar bar on the terrace.  Inside, Iva Lee’s Catering offered up signature cocktails and a 2-course dinner.  For dessert, guests enjoyed french macaroons and a gorgeous custom cake by Merely Sweets! When Brian surprised his bride with a guitar solo and special song, every person in the room knew…this is the real deal. Devin & Brian: we wish you a lifetime of happiness. May your love be as timeless as your celebration!

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Creative Team:

Coordinator: Events by Cori

Venue: The Casino San Clemente

Photography: Melanie Osorio Photography

Catering: Iva Lee’s

Quartet: Diana Parmeter

DJ: Vox DJ’s

Flowers: Louis Gardens Florist

Dessert: Merely Sweets 

Videography: Vantage Point Productions

Rentals: Sundrop Vintage Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Beach

Photo Booth: Photo Booths are Fun

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Hard to believe it has been a year since this dashing couple said “I do!” Their special day was recently featured on the Borrowed & Blue blog, and we were reminded of all the heartfelt details we adored.  Held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point CA, the couple wanted a beach-inspired celebration that reflected their fun-loving personalities.  The thought and effort that they put into crafting a memorable celebration for their closest friends and family was evident from the incredibly meaningful gifts chosen for their parents and bridal party, to the fun choice of gourmet doughnuts instead of traditional cake.  I still remember those doughnuts very fondly! Ashley Williams Photography did such a stunning job capturing everything from the big moments to the tiny details.

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Jessica explained it all best. Please enjoy some insights from the stunning bride…

“When beginning this crazy ride, we weren’t too specific with what we wanted, but had some broad strokes of a vision. We wanted to be close to the ocean, to keep things intimate, to have the boys in suits, the gals in black, but most of all we wanted to have a really fun party.

After hunting up and down the coast of Southern California, we discovered the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The modern, sharp architecture up against the stunning Harbor meant we got to keep décor simple and really let the venue do the talking. As San Diego natives and Los Angeles locals, the beach is a definite constant. That being said, we did decide to stray away from a barefoot on the sand wedding, and instead used the ocean as inspiration for the day.

We kept our colors simple — blues, dark greenery, black and cream, and pulled from the elements of the beach and the venue to bring it all together. Beach stones, driftwood, candlelight, and a suspended whale skeleton above the head table brought it full circle. Instead of table numbers, our guests sat a tables named after various beaches from our lives. I walked down the aisle to Van Morrison with a bouquet wrapped in lace. The lace was a keepsake from a bouquet I caught at Sean’s cousin’s wedding, our first year of dating.

We also wanted to include ways to remember my older sister, Meagan, who passed away. A bridesmaid bouquet and stain-glass candleholder was placed on the first chair of the bride’s side. We wanted to make sure she had a good seat to the show. I also had a bracelet of hers broken up into (4) pins — 1 on my bouquet, and the other 3 given to amazing women in my life to wear in her honor.

We asked my Uncle Gary to officiate the ceremony (an idea we shamelessly stole from a cousin of mine), where we shared vows that we had written together. He told the story of how we met, read quotes from throughout history, and saved a quote dear to our hearts for last: “I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding.” As an event producer, this was my mantra throughout the wedding planning process. As beautiful and fun as planning such a special day is, I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose sight of the purpose. I didn’t want planning our wedding to feel like work, and I didn’t want to get so caught up in making everything perfect that I was missing the big picture. So, when I spelled my new last name wrong on our Save the Dates, I sent them anyways. I shed some minor tears, but we decided to travel this whole journey to have a marriage, not just a wedding. If he could forgive me for the spelling typo, I figured I could and should get over it, too.

At the end of the day, our wedding was filled with romance and laughter, but most of all it felt sacred to who we are. We watched the sunset over the water, toasted our beautiful family and friends, and danced the night away. Our guests were happy and full — we couldn’t have imagined a better day.” -Jessica

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Meet the Team:

Event Planning & Design: Events by Cori

Photography: Ashley Williams Photography

Venue: Ocean Institute

Cinematographers: Honest Films

DJ: California DJ’s

Catering: The Sundried Tomato

Florist: My Flower Affair

Hair & Makeup: Vow Studio 101

Invitations & Caligraphy: Birch & Main Letterpress

Photo Booths: Optic Booth

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Hotel Accommodations: Laguna Cliffs Marriott

 

 

 

Very special thanks to all the brides that attended our Pottery Barn Registry event last week! It was such a great experience and we loved being able to spend the day with some great OC vendors like Pottery Barn, Ceremony Magazine, Liz King Design, The Tangled Vine, Plumeria Cake Studio & OneHope Wine.PotteryBarn_event

What a beautiful evening it turned out to be at the Balboa Inn on May 1st! We had such a wonderful time meeting all the newly engaged couples and seeing our favorite vendors again! Thank you to everyone who participated!BalboaInn_1 BalboaInn_2

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Wedding Coordinator
Events by Cori
www.eventsbycori.com

 

Photographer
Melanie Osorio Photography
www.melanieosoriophotography.com

 

DJ
American Mobile Music
www.americanmobilemusic.com

 

Catering
Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ
www.ono-onohawaiianbbq.com

 

Cake
Heidelberg Pastry Shop
www.heidelbergbakery.net

 

Limousine
Cedillo Limousines
www.mylimoservices.com

 

Florist
Natural Charms
www.naturalcharmsfloral.com

 

 

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

What an amazing day at the Casa Romantica in San Clemente. These two families coming together was extraordinary to see and work with- they were all such lovely people.

When Tracy’s father saw her for the first time it was an overwhelming moment for all- love like this is incredible.

I am overjoyed for Tracy & Dana and feel blessed to have been a part of their special day!

Venue: Casa Romantica – www.casaromantica.org
Wedding Planner: Events by Cori www.eventsbycori.com
Catering: Iva Lee’s Catering – www.ivaleescatering.com
Floral: The Beach Flower – www.thebeachflowerdp.com
Band: Atmosphere Events – www.atmospheredj.com
Photography: DPark Photography – www.dparkphotography.com
Officiant: You May Kiss The Bride – www.youmaykissthebride.com
Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shop – www.heidelbergbakery.net
Invitations: Minted – www.minted.com
Wedding Gown: The Bustle Del Mar – www.thebustledelmar.com

 

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

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