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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

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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 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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