A Casa Romantica Wedding

Scott traveled the world to find his perfect match and he found her while deployed with the US Military in Japan. They were smitten at first sight. After having a head over heels, madly in love, romantic few yeas together in Japan, Eri moved to California to follow Scott as he started his civilian life as a doctor. 

Scott and Eri knew it was a forever love and their wedding was held in beautiful coastal Southern California at Casa Romantica. They designed their day around all their favorite things and all the cultural heritage that followed both of their families. Eri even made paper crane strands to welcome guests into the dining area and help them find their seats, certainly one of our favorite meal indicators so far has been her beautiful paper cranes! 

Beautiful silk fans were handed out during the ceremony for guests to fan or shade themselves while watching their union. There wasn't a dry eye in the house after Eri & Scott shared their vows, all their favorite memories, and promised to love, honor and cherish each other, till death do they part. 

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers overlooking a beautiful sunset as they made their way to the atrium for dinner and the couple's first dance as husband and wife. The two danced the night away and shared love and laughter with all they hold dear. It was truly a night to remember. 

Coordination: Cortney of Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Florals: Petit Bouquet

Catering: Iva Lee's

Entertainment: Epic Sound & Lighting

Ceremony Music: Ocdamia Strings

Photography: Studio 19

Dessert: It's All About the Cake

Venue: Casa Romantica

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

A Bohemian Fantasy Wedding at Casa Romantica

Casa Romantica was the perfect setting for this Boho Bride’s big day. With views overlooking the San Clemente pier, stunning architecture and a vibrant landscape, it truly was a picture-perfect day. The day began as the bride floated down the aisle in her lace, tulle ballgown, walking arm and arm with her father. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by close family and friends. The marriage was ordained by the bride’s uncle, making the magical moment even more personal. Feathers, dream catchers and flower crowns all contributed to this bohemian style wedding. A stunning sunset set the stage for the tunnel of bubbles grand exit.


Vendor Love

Coordination and Design: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photography: Adrian Jon Photography

Venue: Casa Romantica

Florals: Wildflower

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Catering: 24 Carrots Catering

Cake: It’s All About The Cake


Stefanie & Jared's Giracci Wedding

Surprises, Spirits and Something Borrowed!

Who could have guessed that when Jared went to sell an extra concert ticket on Craigslist, he would find far more than a Blake Shelton fan. He would find his future wife. Stefanie and Jared’s chance meeting was the start of a love story began as the two bonded over cooking, beer-tasting and, of course, concerts!

On June 3, 2017, Stefanie and Jared tied the knot beneath the lush trees and a draped gazebo at Giracci Vineyards and Farms. The luxurious green trees and rustic cabernet barn set the perfect stage for their intimate affair. When the moment arrived for the couple to see each other, Kelsey Albright Photography captured their sweet “First Look” beside the vineyard’s grand wine barrel setup.

Stefanie beautifully tied the past to the present on her big day, as she wore a stunning open-back, form-fitting, ivory Badgley Mischka gown, complemented by her great grandmother’s antique handkerchief in her hand, a tradition that has been in her family for years. With Stefanie’s bridesmaids in pastel blue, the classic simplicity of the bridal party perfectly contrasted with the vineyard’s lush, overgrown oak trees. The gorgeous women in this wedding were not the only stylish ones. Jared and his groomsmen wore Italian-inspired blue suits and brown shoes, adorned with argyle patterned ties and socks, the groom’s statement look.

After a touching, personal ceremony, the couple danced into their reception as DJ Luke from Extreme DJ cued the “Goal Song” of their favorite hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. For Stefanie and Jared, the Ducks were more than just their favorite team. Last New Year’s Day, as they watched the Ducks game cheering alongside their puppy, Artemis, Jared told Stefanie he noticed one last present left in her Christmas stocking. As Stefanie pulled an empty ring box from the bottom of her stocking, Jared got down on one knee and asked the love of his life to marry him.

The reception’s scrumptious dinner, prepared by 24 Carrots Catering, was served with a choice of tender peppercorn-crusted filet mignon or sautéed chicken breast with chanterelles and chardonnay crème. Following dinner, Stefanie and Jared cut their naked cake, from Simply Sweet Cakery, and even had some fun cake-smashing one another.

Instead of giving traditional wedding favors, Stefanie and Jared opted to rent a photo booth, provided by Focus Photo Suites, so their guests could take home a photo from the evening. As the music played, guests hit the dance floor with their light-up sunglasses and rings, dancing the night away to top hits. Before the party could be complete, guests snacked on a late-night treat of chicken and waffles.

Stefanie and Jared’s unforeseen meeting was destined from the beginning. After celebrating their promise of commitment with their closest loved ones, the smitten newlyweds set off for their fairytale life together.


Coordination: Nicolette at Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photography: Kelsey Albright Photography

Venue: Giracci Vineyards and Farms

Catering: 24 Carrots Catering

Florist: Sweet Blossom Designs

DJ: Luke at Extreme DJ

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Photo Booth: Focus Photo Suites

Bakery: Simply Sweet Cakery

Annie & Ryan

Annie & Ryan tied the knot at the historic Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA. With family and friends around to help celebrate, they said their "I Do's" by the water and had their first kiss as husband and wife. The pair danced the night away and even had a champagne sabering with a custom saber gifted by a close friend. After the party concluded, they made their way back to the Monarch Beach Resort for a little R&R to finish off the weekend. What a perfect day for the sweetest couple.