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, for a boutique-style bridal event showcasing the most promising designs for 2017!

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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!

Join us for champagne, small bites, cake tasting and a fashion show by Casablanca Bridal Salon! Be the first to see the newly renovated Veranda and Riviera Ballroom! Hand-selected wedding experts will be there to help you plan and inspire with the best trends for 2018! RSVP for complimentary admission and valet parking.

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It is with over 10 years of experience we have been able to create close relationships with the venues and the highest quality partners in the industry. Events by Cori gives you access to limitless resources that go into making your wedding day truly unique and unforgettable. Invitations to set the tone, the most romantic and beautiful venues, breathtaking floral designs, entertainment and special details, all in harmony for your day to remember and the day you will celebrate anniversaries for years to come.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us, and we invite you to visit our website, blog and friend us on Facebook so you can truly experience the quality of what we do, get ideas and be inspired and supported in enjoying this momentous time in your life.

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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 

 

Our first Bridal Open House of the year is always reason for excitement and this time was no exception, specially since we were able to use the best party venue ever.  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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An intimate gathering of friends & family surrounded by crashing waves and warm ocean breezes…this is the stuff wedding dreams are made of.  But it’s the small intimate touches, not the nuts-and-bolts of a well planned wedding, that make for the most touching of affairs. The celebration of Mina & Kelvin was steeped in personality and simple, yet chic elegance. Their choices were a wonderful reflection of the relaxed coastal feel of the gorgeous venue at the Pacific Edge Hotel, and a comfortable setting in which to relish having the most important people in their lives together under one roof.  Ohana Photographers captured the magic of the day.

Mina & Kelvin: Wishing you many more days as happy as this one, many more occasions for celebration, and a lifetime of love and laughter.

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This beautiful celebration could not have been possible without the hard work of this creative team…thank you!

Coordinator: Events by Cori

Venue: Pacific Edge Hotel

Photography: Ohana Photographers

Music: Danny Maika

Hair&Makeup: Echou Makeup

Florist: In Flower

Cake: Plumeria Cake Studio

Letter artist: Letter Sparrow

Rentals: Studio Vintage Rentals

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 venues! 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 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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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

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 an event planners dream come true! Perhaps even more exciting, I had complete creative freedom for the design and details! Seriously, someone pinch me, I got to hire the Pocomoke City Wedding Photography for this session 🙂

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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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Limosine

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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