Casa Romantica Wedding

Anita and Jeff looked at the breath taking views of Casa Romantica and knew it was the perfect place for their destination wedding. Anita's family being originally from over seas, and Jeff's family from the East Coast, they settled right in the middle. 

Anita's family immigrated to Orange County when she was just 3 and made a home for themselves along the beautiful California Coast. This fed Anita's love for all things California, from the farm to table freshness and the salty breeze that blows off the surf so the wedding represented just this. Their menu represented the best seasonal menu of some California tasty bites such as: Rock Fish Ceviche, Endive & Beet bites, an heirloom tomato salad, roasted local Sea bass and tri-tip. Their caterer, 24 Carrots, truly lived up to the saying "Eating is necessary but cooking is an art". 

Jeff is a music lover! We used his love of eclectic music for the guest sign in book. We had guests sign the vinyl record for their three favorite artists for Anita & Jeff to later frame in their home, certainly one of my favorite touches. 

Jeff and Anita spent time together before the ceremony with their closest family and friends. After a beautiful intimate ceremony with their families, their friends arrived to celebrate oceanside and watch the sunset. 

A night of dinner and dancing kicked off the rest of the evening with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony to honor their parents. It truly a lovely day with all the things that made them special as a couple. 


~Vendor Love~

Coordination & Planning: Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Catering: 24 Carrots

Venue: Casa Romantica

Florals: Lynne Lucente Design

Entertainment: Epic Sound & Lighting

Photography: Anna Delores Photography

Ashley and Dylan Countryside Elegance

Just when we thought Ashley and Dylan’s day could not seem more magical, a few drops of mist added a bit of sparkle to their enchanted wedding. Girraci Vineyards and Farm was the perfect setting, capturing the charm and beauty of Southern California along with custom details that helped share Ashley and Dylan’s love story with their closest friends and family.  This Las Vegas couple looked as picture-perfect as their surroundings, as Ashley shined in a gorgeous tulle gown and made sure to have fun in her sneakers adorned with wedding-day bling. The celebration was filled with personal touches. In lieu of a typical groom’s cake, Ashely and Dylan treated their guests to Dylan’s favorite sweet treat – donuts! The bride, groom, and their guests continued as they danced the night away under the stars. 


Coordination: Cortney of Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Dress: Mary Me Bridal (Stylist- Hope Stanley) 

Photography: Walking Eagle Photography

Florals: Foxtail Florals

Videography: Kyro Digital

Entertainment: Envision Music

Catering: Canyon Catering

Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery

Donut Station: Donut Junkie

Wedding Photos are here from The Villa SJC

Update: Beauty & Brains

Kelly and Zef met while Kelly was finishing Med school and Zef was finishing his PHD in Molecular Science at the University of Irvine. The two met with friends one night while out on the town at the local schools pub and were instantly smitten. Last fall, while one a hiking trip, Zef got down on one knee and asked Kelly to marry him, her answer was a thumbs up.

They will be married at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano June 9th with a reception at the Villa, San Juan Capistrano to follow! 

Thank you again to Jessie Schultz Photography for the lovely photos and Kelly's mom Lila for this wonderful video of their lives together!