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. 


Pop the Champagne, She Changed Her Last Name! Shane and Colleen's Wedding at Quail Haven

Located just off the coast in Vista, CA, the secret garden of Quail Haven was the perfect hidden oasis to celebrate Colleen & Shane’s love for one another. Horses roamed through the quaint barn, while the couple wed beneath the trees. Colleen’s wonderful aunt, Mimi Teller, shared this special time photographing her niece’s big day. This traditional bride combined vintage trends with family history, using her great-grandmother’s gold champagne flutes to toast to their “I Do’s!” Ornate lace runners lined the tables, as elegant flowers from Fleurish Floral Designs completed their romantic vision. The couple thanked family and friends for joining with rosette cupcakes, and personalized champagne bottles for each guest, dueling as wedding favors and escort cards. As the night ended, guests popped the champagne, as Colleen changed her last name!

Coordination: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Venue: Quail Haven

Entertainment: Mike Rylander

Catering: Bekker's Catering

Florals; Oc Fleurish

A Country Wedding in the Hills

Alli and Ryan met in school, but it wasn't until later in life that they found their true connection. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple tied the knot this past weekend at Giracci Vineyards and Farms.

The day began with the girls gathering for hair, brunch and laughter, while reminiscing on their past adventures and the ones to come. The bridesmaids put their DIY skills to the test, helping Alli make her dream come to life. This group took DIY to the next level, creating custom table numbers, escort card boards, signs, and a pallet wall, as well as a custom bar built by the bride's father. Even the cake was made by the grooms aunt!

The ceremony was intimate and surrounded by 200 year-old oak trees giving an intimate feeling to the beginning a wonderful evening to come. The couples boxer, Lexi, wore a garland of baby’s breath and walked down the aisle to start things off. After committing themselves to each other, they sealed special letters into a box which they will open on an anniversary down the road. Sealed with a kiss and cheers from the crowd, Mr and Mrs Carroll took their first steps down the aisle as husband and wife. 

Guests made their way to cocktail hour to play lawn games, snack on tasty treats, and to enjoy a live guitar and vocals performance from a close family friend. 

With the smell of BBQ in the air, guests moved into the reception space surrounded by lights and flower drapery. A truly county affair had all the guest in boots, ready to get their boogie on. After a fabulous meal  from Canyon Catering, guests got down on the dance floor to all the country favorites, keeping the dance floor packed until the very last minute. Alli’s favorite moment was announcing their surprise Root Beer Float station for dessert, as Root Beer Floats were a special past time for her and her grand father, who is no longer with us. To honor his memory, cowboy boot glass favors were given to each guest to fill and enjoy at their leisure. The night continued with laughter, line dancing and love. What a night to remember! 

Cocktails at the Casa

The Weddings by Cortney Helaine Team kicked off the summer with Cocktails at Casa! This industry night was filled with many familiar faces, as hundreds of vendors flowed through the historic property. With taste-testing the delicious appetizers, desserts, and, of course, cocktails the stage was set for an amazing night of mingling and dancing to the music by DJ Todd. Casa Romantica’s preferred caterers provided scrumptious appetizers that they paired with a cocktail of their choosing. The night even included the chance to win a coveted “Bridal Photo Shoot” at the historic Casa Romantica, a prize all vendors were crossing their fingers for. As we jump into wedding season, a relaxing night with colleagues is even more appreciated.


Planning and design: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Florals: The Tangled Vine, The Bloom of Time, Wild Flower

Catering: 24 Carrots Catering, Sundried Tomato, Iva Lees, Carbonara San Clemente, Plumeria Cake Studio, White House Catering

DJ: Epic 1 DJ

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Photography: Jamie B. Photos

Venue: Casa Romantica