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

Bridal Affair Showcase

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.  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

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Wedding Planning Coordinator Events by Cori Orange County CA Dana Point Ocean Institute

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. Not to mention that crazy party bus they have found at StlRoadPony.com for the bachelors party. 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

We were thrilled to partner with Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach for their Open House!

The Pacific Edge Hotel is authentic Laguna Beach. The hotel’s buildings create their own neighborhood on the sand amidst the town’s cosmopolitan flair. If you envision your celebration on the beach, you simply cannot get any closer.

They now feature five casual-chic surf cabanas and a private VIP Cabana Deck right on the beach. These cabanas and cabana deck area can be rented out for a VIP area with the luxuries of oceanfront living coupled with casual, carefree, beach vibe. Take in the breathtaking views of Laguna Beach, including Main Beach and Seal Rock, from the privacy of your own oceanfront property for the day. As the only restaurant in Laguna that is actually right on the sand, they put a little bit of luxury into a traditional beach wedding.

Cabanas are fully- furnished with a sitting area, private bathroom with shower with air-conditioning, stocked mini bar and refrigerator, flat screen TV, MP3 stereo, and deck lounge furniture, including day beds. These cabanas are ideal for the active social gathering that wants to be close to the lively scene at the Deck Restaurant, but set apart on their own private deck.

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Then there are the details. Hotel amenities like valet parking, VIP Bungalow Hosts, water sport activities that include surfing and paddle boarding and foodie-quality catering and drinks, will all combine to make your event a memorable one!

Contact us today at cori@eventsbycori.com or 949.322.1091. Events by Cori is the Preferred Vendor for Weddings & Special Events at the beautiful Pacific Edge Hotel.

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Photography: Daniel Han/Snapmotive 
Venue: Pacific Edge Hotel
Bakery: Plumeria Cake Studio
Florals: The Tangled Vine
Planning: Events by Cori

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