It’s such a treat to design an event for my industry colleagues and friends at the Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County!  Last week, we gathered for lunch at Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens. It was a gorgeous setting, and offered a relaxing backdrop for us to slow down, sip Summer Bellinis, and really enjoy each others company. This beautiful luncheon could not have been possible without the talented creative team who made sure every detail was memorable! Opal & Christopher at Rogers Gardens are a dream to work with! Chef Mead impressed us all with Citrus Glazed Salmon Salad and Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad with Chicken. And don’t be fooled by those succulents…they’re dessert! Jennifer at Plumeria Cake Studio surprised us all with succulent inspired cupcakes that were equally delicious and creative.  Kelly Waterman Photography was on hand to capture the day so beautifully.

 

 

Photography: Kelly Waterman Photo

Event Design: Events by Cori

Venue: Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

Florals: Rogers Gardens Floral Studio

Videography: Le Reve Films

Stationery: Elizabeth King Design

Cupcakes: Plumeria Cake Studio

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 first Bridal Open House of the year is always reason for excitement.  I love meeting excited new Brides-to-be, many of whom got engaged over the holiday season. And of course, it’s exciting to unveil the hottest new trends for the upcoming event season guaranteed to make your event stand out as a unforgettable bespoke celebration. On Sunday 2/28, we gathered a hand-selected group of the top wedding professionals in Orange County and a record-setting number of engaged couples excited about their big day for an afternoon of pampering and planning at Mission Viejo Country Club. I’d like to extend a special “thank you” to Janet from Wheeland Photography for capturing the day on film! Wheeland Photography www.wheelandphotography.com

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A huge Thank You to our contributing vendors for your role in making this event a success!

Venue

Mission Viejo Country Club

Media Sponsors

Ceremony Magazine

Orange County Bride Magazine

The Knot

The Wedding Guide

Beauty/Make-up

Bride Me Beautiful

Bridal Salon

Casablanca Bridal Flagship Salon

Cakes & Desserts

Plumeria Cake Studio

Entertainment/DJ

Kalama Brothers

Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting

Classic Cut Mobile DJ Service

Del Lago Trio

Gift Registry

Pottery Barn

Williams-Sonoma

Health

Arbonne International

Florist/Floral Design

Hydrangea Bleu

The Tangled Vine

The Pink Daffodil

Invitations

Li-K Designs

Polkadot Weekend

Officiants/Clergy

Reverend Brent Edwards

Photography

Davello Photography

Wheeland Photography

Mariela Campbell Photography

Photobooth

Orange Box Photo Booth

Rentals

Elegant Wind Waves

Signature Party Rentals

Specialty

ONEHOPE Wine

Travel/Honeymoon

Creating Dream Vacations

Infinitee Travel

Tuxedos

Friar Tux

Wedding & Event Production

Dapper Events by Lizzy Liz

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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

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

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

 

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We are so excited to announce that we’ve been chosen by The Knot as their 2015 Best of Weddings in Orange County! Thank you for all your support this year and we look forward to many more successful weddings in 2015!

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