Casa Romantica Wedding

With one look, it’s pretty easy to understand why Casa Romantica Cultural Centers & Gardens in San Clemente is one of my favorite Rooftop Venue Hire Brisbane! Steeped in history and classic spanish charm, simple and rustic weddings pair very easily with this space.  This gorgeous bluff-top estate shines on its own!  I loved working with this sweet couple, Michelle & Jake.  Their big day was filled with beauty, loving family & friends, and some of my favorite wedding vendors in Orange County!

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The couple kept things refreshingly simple, yet included a few thoughtful details and personal touches to lend an intimate feel to the affair. The days before the wedding were hectic, they were inexperienced, and asked around for advice on who pays for the grooms wedding band. In the end, they got all their answers and the wedding was successful. The bride spent the morning surrounded by best friends, mimosas flowing, donning adorable robes! Such a great idea: it won’t mess up freshly done hair and makeup, and makes a bridesmaids gift that they might actually wear again! And let’s not forget her amazing wedding ring and how he picked one of the most amazing mens wedding rings! It even made me thing about getting married myself! Quick advice, if you need to find a great engagement ring for your partner go ahead and check out these pink diamond engagement rings price and tell me aren’t they beautiful and affordable? I love their catalog.

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The grooms party spent the day in congratulatory toasts! Koman Photography captured the moments, incorporating all the details on film.

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Jeff Tackett with OC Wedding Officiants is an absolute pro.  San Clemente weather, known to be rather spectacular, cooperated, offering a comfortable cloud cover and a colorful sunset. The Beach Flower celebrated peony season with this beautiful bouquet!

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After the ceremony, guests were treated to a beautiful meal in the courtyard, catered by Iva Lee’s Restaurant. Iva Lee’s (one of the preferred vendors at Casa Romantica) offers upscale cajun cuisine.  Guests dined on bourbon braised short ribs, seared salmon, creamy risotto and herbed vegetables.

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Jennifer at Plumeria Cake Studio kept guests smiling with a custom dessert buffet and gorgeous textured buttercream cake featuring fresh roses, peonies and freesia.

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Inside the Casa Romantica estate, Orange Box Photo Booth captured guests getting wacky.  Outside, the couple offered a cigar bar down on the point, while Kevin Miso kept the crowd dancing. He played guitar for the ceremony, offered some acoustic cocktail hour entertainment, and DJ’d the dace party at the reception!

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A beautiful celebration of love for a vibrant and happy young couple.  Thank you for letting me be a part of  your day!  I wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Casa Romantica Wedding

Venue: Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens

Coordinator: Events by Cori

Photography: Koman Photography

Officiant: Jeff Tackett

Floral Design: The Beach Flower

Catering Iva Lee’s

Cake: Plumeria Cake Studio

Entertaiment: Kevin Miso

Ice Carving: Carving Ice

Photo Booth: Orange Box Photo Booth

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.

What a beautiful day for A Bridal Affair at the Dana Point Yacht Club. We had such a wonderful day with both brides and exhibitors and very special thanks to everyone who participated!

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What a beautiful event it was at the Casablanca Flagship Store in Newport Beach with our beautiful models and tons of excited brides! Thank you so much to all the help we received from Plumeria Cake Studio in providing the tasty treats for our guests, Joan Fuller Photography for capturing these beautiful shots and of course to Casablanca Bridal for continuing to dazzle us with your beautiful gowns!

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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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