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

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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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Recruit the top Industry Professionals

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!

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

 


Thank you to all the participating vendors that will be displaying their talents at our Bridal Show on October 5th!


Accessories

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Art/ Live Painting

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American Laser Skincare

 

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Bridal Salon

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Entertainment

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Candle Favors

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Florals

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Gift Registry & Home

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Jewelry

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Officiants/Clergy

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Party Rentals

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Photography

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Photo Booths

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Restaurant/Catering

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Fitness & Health

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Travel/Honeymoons

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Tuxedos

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Valet

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Videography/Films

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Wedding & Event Production

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Magazines/Media

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano & Mission Viejo Country Club

Matthew and Jordan were a dream to work with. They wanted a traditional Catholic wedding with services held at the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the reception held at the Mission Viejo Country Club. The color scheme was a royal purple with yellow accents and the end-result was stunning.

 

This Wedding will be featured in “Real Weddings” in the upcoming issue of OC Bride Magazine www.ocbridemag.com

Venue:  Mission Viejo Country Club    www.missionviejocc.com

Photography: Jamie B Photography www.JamieBPhotography.com

Floral: My Flower Affair    www.myfloweraffair.com

Rentals:    Signature Party Rentals     www.signatureparty.com

Cake:  It’s All About the Cake    www.itsallaboutthecake.com

Entertainment: Mike & Brian Productions    www.brianstodart.com

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

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