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

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

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In this industry I come across some amazing talent and feel so strongly about showcasing my peers work. Videography is often times one of those services that couples choose to leave out of their budget because they don’t realize what a difference it is to have photos vs. film. I can’t say enough great things about Vantage Point Productions and their passion for creating heart-warming videos that capture the wedding day from getting ready before the ceremony to the bride and grooms departure at the end of the night. They are able to capture a play-by-play of a very special day for my clients and I am so grateful that I get to work with this incredible talent on a regular basis.

I regret not hiring a professional videographer. There were so many funny, sentimental, thoughtful, surprising, best-day-of-our-life moments that I wish were captured on video.”

— mobridetobe from The Knot article : Knotties Biggest Wedding Regrets

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

This years Fall 2013 – Winter 2014 issue of OC Bride Magazine features one of our favorite weddings at Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mission Viejo Country Club with Matt & Jordan. Jordan, the bride featured in this issue, met Cori at one of our Bridal Shows and in her review on Wedding Wire explained,

Cori was wonderful! Our event was in July and I saw her at a bridal show in March. I was feeling very behind because I didn’t have invitations, a florist, videographer, or photo booth. Cori gave me her recommendations that day and within the next week all of my vendors had signed contracts and were taken care of. Her recommendations were spot on, and all of the vendors were fantastic! About a month before the wedding I asked her to help with some of the final details. She contacted all of the vendors to confirm times, contracts, etc., she finalized details with the venue, she helped us finalize our rental order, and she helped me get escort cards made – very last minute. I can’t say enough about how amazing and helpful she was. I give her full credit for the wonderful wedding we had!

Your wеddіng will lіkеlу bе thе bіggеѕt раrtу уоu’ll ever thrоw—аnd fіgurіng оut hоw tо plan a wеddіng ѕtер by ѕtер саn fееl рrеttу dаuntіng аt fіrѕt. Whеthеr уоu have оvеr a уеаr оr just a few months tо plan your bіg day, fосuѕ on оnе task аt a tіmе ѕо уоu dоn’t gеt оvеrwhеlmеd. If уоu’rе in a time сrunсh, gо аhеаd and dеlеgаtе some оf thеѕе rеѕроnѕіbіlіtіеѕ to family mеmbеrѕ аnd frіеndѕ—thеу’ll lіkеlу bе glаd tо hеlр уоu аѕ уоu navigate this рrосеѕѕ. If уоu find wedding-planning checklists a bіt оvеrwhеlmіng, hеrе’ѕ a lіѕt оf the basic ѕtерѕ you’ll nееd tо соmрlеtе tо еnѕurе уоur bіg dау іѕ a success. Of соurѕе, thеrе аrе more tasks уоu mау want tо tасklе, but we’re juѕt tаlkіng the must-dos hеrе.

Rеаdу tо gо іntо planning mоdе? Hеrе’ѕ how tо plan a wedding ѕtер bу ѕtер.
1. Sеt a Budgеt
Whеn it comes to figuring оut hоw tо plan a wеddіng—уоu’ll nееd tо dесіdе hоw muсh you саn ѕреnd оn уоur wedding, particularly on things like personalized groomsmen gifts. It mіght not be the mоѕt fun раrt of the рrосеѕѕ, but іt’ѕ a task that rеаllу needs to bе соmрlеtеd fіrѕt. Thе last thing уоu want іѕ to fаll іn lоvе wіth a vеnuе, vendor, drеѕѕ, еtс. аnd realize it’s соmрlеtеlу оut оf rаngе. Sо ѕіt dоwn with уоur раrеntѕ or other роtеntіаl contributors tо соmе uр with a total budgеt, аnd thеn dіvіdе it up bу vеndоr or ѕеrvісе ассоrdіnglу.

2. Gеt Inspired
Onе of the mоѕt fun parts оf planning a wеddіng step by ѕtер іѕ gаthеrіng іnѕріrаtіоn. Thіnk about how уоu want уоur wеddіng tо look and fееl. Arе уоu going fоr a ѕuреr-сlаѕѕіс аnd formal vіbе? Or реrhарѕ аn event thаt’ѕ more rеlаxеd and ruѕtіс? Thе choice is yours, but іt’ѕ a good іdеа to start реruѕіng Pіntеrеѕt, Instagram, аnd wеddіng websites to start соnѕіdеrіng color schemes, déсоr ideas, and more. We rесоmmеnd ѕtаrtіng this рrосеѕѕ early оn, but kісkіng it into high gеаr once уоu’vе selected your venue and ѕеt a date.

3. Stаrt Your Guest Lіѕt аnd Pісk Yоur Wеddіng Pаrtу
While you dоn’t hаvе tо have a fіnаl guеѕt lіѕt untіl a bit lаtеr, when thіnkіng about how tо рlаn a wеddіng ѕtер bу ѕtер, соmіng uр wіth an еѕtіmаtеd guеѕt соunt early оn is important. There’s a bіg dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn a 50-person wedding аnd a 300-person wеddіng, раrtісulаrlу whеn it comes tо уоur venue орtіоnѕ. So bеfоrе уоu ѕtаrt brоwѕіng wеddіng vеnuеѕ, get an іdеа of hоw many guеѕtѕ уоu’ll hоѕt. You’ll аlѕо wаnt tо uѕе thіѕ tіmе tо сhооѕе thе реорlе who will ѕtаnd beside уоu on your bіg day—your wеddіng party. So go аhеаd and ѕеlесt your bridesmaids, groomsmen, groomsladies оr brіdеѕmеn and аѕk thеm to tаkе оn thіѕ important rоlе, also make sure to hire the branded tent units you need for your event, just make sure to do it ahead of time.

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

It was an absolute pleasure working with my friend, Liz King, to create this beautiful Look Book for the Mon Amie Bridal Salon located in Costa Mesa.

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

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Events by Cori has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors, like the ones from theivoryoak.com, from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Events by Cori was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Events by Cori is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals from all over the USA and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Events by Cori for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Events by Cori is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information on The Award for Events by Cori, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today by CLICKING HERE

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

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Orange County, CA – February 1, 2011

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Events By Cori has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Planning.Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Events by Cori (www.eventsbycori.com) stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.

”We are happy to announce that Events by Cori is among the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at: http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/events-by-cori-costa-mesa/29bdd92368f37eff.html

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

 

 

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