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

 

Mix classic and chic Pottery Barn designs with wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and some of the top wedding professionals in south Orange County…it’s our Summer Soirée Bridal Registry Event! I adore the staff at Pottery Barn Mission Viejo: professional, personable and experts in their field! Our talented team of wedding professionals was on-hand to answer questions from engaged couples regarding wedding coordination, floral design, invitations & stationery, photography and entertainment.  It is with great pride that I introduce and showcase this top notch team!

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Coordinator: Events by Cori

Photography: Wheeland Photography

Floral Design: The Tangled Vine

Sweets: Donna B’s Bakery

Invitations & Stationery: Elizabeth King Designs 

Live Music: Kalama Brothers 

 

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

 

 

 

A few months ago, we had the distinct pleasure of coordinating a styled photo shoot at the request of Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens for their new brochure. Perched on a bluff overlooking the historic San Clemente Pier, the magnificent Casa Romantica is a living demonstration of California history, culture and ecology – a showplace for the region. A wedding or styled photo shoot here is a event planners dream come true! Perhaps even more exciting, I had complete creative freedom for the design and details! Seriously, someone pinch me 🙂

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Theme

The most successful styled photo shoots are bound by a clear vision and style inspiration.  I wanted the styling to reflect the timeless and authentic feel of this exquisite bluff-top estate….romantic, elegant and classic.

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Styled photo shoots are an exciting chance to inspire creativity and work with my favorite preferred vendors. These vendors are experts in their respective fields. Their collaboration and input was instrumental in the overall success of this project! I also wanted real couples as models for our photo shoot…I think you can feel that authenticity.

Photography/Videography

Bensten Photography was a natural choice.  I love working with this husband and wife team.  Not only are they fun and upbeat, they really understood my vision for this shoot and captured all the tiny details we spent months planning.

Steve Moses with Vantage Point Productions is one of my favorites..gorgeous work and so easy to work with!

Fashion

My first stop was at Casablanca Bridal Salon & Friar Tux to secure our show-stopping fashions. The handsome grooms donned Michael Kors 3piece suits with modern skinny ties. The bridal fashions showcased some of the hottest silhouettes in wedding dresses: trumpet and mermaid. Delicate lace and beading accented with gorgeous accessories provided by Styled by TC, the details were both simple and chic. Lauren from Design Visage provided professional makeup & hair styling.

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Floral Design

Meeting with Bonnie Peterson, owner of The Tangled Vine, is always a treat! Together, we designed our inspiration boards to include tones of soft peach, blush pinks and whites with lots of foliage for texture.  We gained artistic inspiration from a pair of gold rosette chairs that I purchased at the 2nd Treasure store in San Juan Capistrano.  I couldn’t wait to use these chairs for an elegant sweetheart table!

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Rentals

Signature Party Rentals is the exclusive rental company used at Casa Romantica.  They are also my favorite…easy choice!

While planning a styled photo shoot is a huge undertaking, one factor that makes it easier than a wedding is that you don’t need to rent tables and chair for hundreds!

For this project, we designed 4 vignettes. This was key in helping us with our rental orders, but also provided a basic ‘shot list’ for our photographers.

Vignette #1: 8ft farm table set for 8 guests in the Courtyard

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Vignette #2: Sweetheart Table  – Of course we have to utilize that view!

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Vignette #3: Cake Table

I love working with Jennifer at Plumeria Cake Studio.  She provides a sketch of the cake she’s planning, but the real thing always ends up looking even better!

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Vignette 4: Ceremony on Ocean Terrace

Sunset and a warm ocean breeze makes for an unforgettable vow ceremony. Dean Holbein from Ceremonies of Significance served as Officiant. Dean and his lovely wife have been married for an impressive 40 years!

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Catering

Christina from CarbonaraTrattoria  brought her chef de cuisine and did an amazing job on the food and signature cocktails! Peach Martini, Moscow Mules, artisan cheeses, beautiful canapés, along side Salmon and Vegetarian Pasta Penne.  We all shared a lovely meal after the shoot! Side perk!

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Paper Goods

Invitation Design Studio did an amazing job on the invitations, menus and sand dollar table numbers:

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Randy Tooker from Lake Forest Limo provided his 1939 Rolls Royce Packard, offering the bride and groom the most stylish of departures on their big day.

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An outstanding team, a clear vision, and LOADS of planning was all worthwhile! I am thrilled with the finished product and can’t wait to see Casa Romantica’s 2016 brochure featuring this shoot and all of the vendors who participated!

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Cristina & Shawn were such a lovely couple to work with. We were thrilled to work at the Twin Oaks Estate location because of its whimsical gardens and beautiful layout- it was absolutely ideal for this fairytale couple. Thank you for having us Cristina & Shawn – we wish you much love and happiness!HochuliWeddingHochuli_wedding2

Wedding Coordinator: Events By Cori
Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Photography: Davello Photography
Cake: Cute Cakes
Florals: The Blooming Bud
Dress: The White Dress
Hair & Makeup by Dee at Swell Beauty
Invitations: Invitation Design Studio
Entertainment: Extreme DJ Service

 

Special thanks to all of the vendors that will be attending our Bridal Affair next week and donated raffle prizes to give to some very lucky brides!dpyc_prizes

Brides have the opportunity to win:

GRAND PRIZE: Dana Point Yacht Club                      Ceremony fee waived with a reception booking

Macy’s                                                                                     Kate Spade Cake & Knife Serving Set

Crate & Barrel                                                                       Wine Glasses, Cook Book, Cheese set (Value $100)

One HOPE Wine                                                                  Assorted bottles of Brut and Chardonnay

Friar Tux                                                                                One Free Suit or Tuxedo Rental Certificate

Plumeria Cake Studio                                                         $100.00 Off Your Cake Order

Chloe + Isabel by Jori’s Jewels                                         One pair of bridal earrings

The Event Consultants                                                       One Hour of overtime on regular priced DJ

Christiana Photography                                                     Complimentary Engagement session

Toka Family Chiropractic                                                  Certificate for 1 hour massage

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

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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We are so excited about Jessica & Sean’s lovely wedding at the Ocean Institute getting featured on Borrowed & Blue! They were a wonderful couple to work with and we loved the ambiance of their venue with views of Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean!Jessica&Sean_cori

Venue| The Ocean Institute
Photography| Ashley Williams Photography
Cinematography| Honest Films
Bands & DJ| DJ Band Supply
Bridal Shops| The Bustle Bridal Boutique
Catering| Sundried Tomato
Florist| My Flower Affair
Hair & Makeup| Vow Studio 101 & Suzie Moldavon
Invitations & Calligraphy| Birch & Main Letterpress
Photo Booth| Optic Booth
Planners & Designers| Events by Cori
Tents, Rentals & Decor| Signature Party Rentals

 

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