Monday, June 9, 2014

Real Wedding: Briana & Max

Last year I had the honor and the privilege of getting to help one of my dear friends plan her wedding. Briana and I have been friends since high school, and I could not be happier that this sweet girl found such a great man! 

Briana and Max had a charming, fun and romantic ceremony surrounded by all their friends and family on picnic blankets in Heritage Park overlooking Dana Point Harbor. Their wedding was full of DIY charm! Bridal party and family members were working up until the last minute to make sure every detail was perfect and had "The Penders" written all over it. This wedding was truly a community effort, with everyone pulling together to make sure this sweet couple could have a magical day.

The reception was held in Dana Point Harbor. Once again, all of the DIY touches transformed the space and made what is normally a simple meeting room into a reception hall worthy of a legendary party. There was a white color palate with splashes of orange and yellow to add some fun, with touches of lace and gold to bring in a vintage flair.

Briana, my dear, you made a STUNNING bride! I am so happy that I was able to help you put on such a fun event. I hope you and Max have a very long and very happy life together.


Ceremony Venue - Heritage Park
Reception Venue - OC Sailing and Events Center
Photographer - Sarah Fields Photography

Monday, June 2, 2014

Real Wedding: Caroline & Jason

Last August I had the pleasure of working with Caroline and Jason to help plan their beautiful, romantic wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Their wedding was filled to bursting with all kinds of sweet and charming details. Caroline and her mother, Carlota, were very specific with their wishes for the overall look of the event. They wanted simple and elegant... And that's exactly what they got, along with the added charm of the historic Hotel Del!

The ceremony was held on the sand in front of "The Del", with the Pacific Ocean and their very own custom sand castle in the background.

The bridesmaids wore various shades of blush pink and peach to compliment the groomsmen's multi-tone grey suits. Very elegant (and simple)!

We created a truly unique escort card system. Each guest had a pocket envelope with colored ribbons indicating their meal selection, and a pull out card that told them their table number. We displayed these pretty cards on a fluffy bed of baby's breath.

The reception was held in the crown room of "The Del". We used all whites and ivories to lighten up the room and make every thing look clean and simple, to compliment the natural beauty of the room.

Sweet Bee desserts did the amazing dessert station, that was filled with delicious treats that made a beautiful showcase and focal point in the large ballroom.

Congratulations to the happy couple! It was an honor to be able to help pull together all the fantastic details of your event. I wish you and your families every happiness!


Wedding Coordination - Cassandra Dyane Weddings & Events
Venue & Catering - The Hotel Del Coronado
Flowers - Modern Bouquet
Hair & Makeup - Briana Pender