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.

Vendors

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

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.

Vendors

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

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! 

{Hoppily} Ever After!

Newlyweds, Amanda and Rick, tied the knot on a beautiful April day at the stunning Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.  The two were surrounded by adorably feisty flower girls, loads of laughter, and bottles of beer from their own brewery, Stereo Brewery. The {hoppy} couple turned their boho dream into a reality on their special day, infusing stylish flare into a classic beach venue. With the direction of Nicolette, the venue was adorned with custom print napkins, designed by the bride herself, succulent wedding favors for each guest, and of course, we cannot forget the breathtaking 180-degree ocean view. The late-night snack of sliders was the perfect treat to finish off the dance party. Cheers to the bride and groom! 

Coordination: Nicolette of Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photography: Niki Cram Photography

Catering: 24 Carrots

Venue: Ole Hanson Beach Club

Florals: Wildflower

Entertainment: DJ Brian Dacuycuy