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Stylish San Clemente Wedding at the Historic Casino Estate

Beautiful details placed with purpose always makes my heart sing, so this San Clemente stunner at The Casino Estate truly makes me happy. With A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production  at the design helm and beautiful florals from Petals And Pop, I couldn’t love these images from Per Pixel Photo more if I tried. See them all here. 


From Per Pixel Photo...Hello hello! I hope you’re having a great day and can’t wait to share this beautiful wedding with you! Tina and Levi tied the knot at the historic Casino Estate located in San Clemente, CA. SO many beautiful details sprinkled all throughout the venue and they totally transformed the reception room into a lovely, candle-lit, romantic ball room.

So many great moments but the coolest moment was when the couple decided to honor Levi’s grandparents. The grandparents did not have a “first dance” at their wedding so they opened the dance floor for them to enjoy a dance while everyone was cheering them on.

Photography: Perpixel Photography | Event Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Floral Design: Petals & Pop | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Couture | Ceremony Venue: Casino San Clemente | Wedding Shoes: Shopbop | Catering: Jay's Catering | DJ: DJZ | Groom's Attire: Topman | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Hair And Make-up: Beauty By Angelina | Morning Robes: Forever 21 | Table Rentals : Signature Party Rentals

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Abby Capalbo

Design, Styling, Parties
Organic + Elegant Orange County Estate Wedding

Now this is my kinda wedding. The kind where the couple puts an emphasis on the personal, like a backyard taco filled reception complete with homemade cookies by the Groom’s mother. It’s sweet details like that that lend to the loveliness of the Bride’s BHLDN gown and captures from Danielle Poff Photography that simply melt our heart. More here!


From the beautiful Bride… Jake and I had the immense pleasure of getting married at our friend’s Spanish-style private estate in San Clemente, California, just blocks from the water. Prior to getting this opportunity, we struggled with finding a venue that felt like “us”: laid back, private, and intimate. We feel blessed to have married there!

I knew I wanted a relaxed and comfortable, yet romantic vibe infused in every detail of our day, while not competing with the natural Spanish-style of the home. I’ve seen quite a few stressed-out brides on their wedding day and knew we needed a relaxing atmosphere for our day. One of the easiest ways to create that relaxed vibe was through our food/drinks: tacos, margaritas, and local beer from Pizza Port (a Southern California classic)!

For my dress, I knew immediately that I wanted to wear a gown from BHLDN. Nothing says “romance” like their stunning collection of gowns. My sisters and I celebrated my bachelorette trip in NYC and simultaneously went wedding dress shopping in their Upper East Side store. It was pretty dreamy to find my gown in Manhattan! My shoes were also from BHLDN. Prior to getting engaged, I underestimated the power of a wedding veil. But when dress shopping, it wasn’t until they put a veil on me that it all felt real. I love the beauty and symbolism that a traditional veil represents so I found some vintage scalloped-lace on Etsy and had one of my own bride’s mother custom make it for me. It was so special to have!

One of my favorite parts of the planning process was choosing the decor! The thought of spending money on decor that we would use only once pained me. And it didn’t feel true to our taste. So instead of buying “wedding decor”, I bought items that Jake and I could incorporate into our future home, such as the Anthropologie vase that my bouquet sat in on our sweetheart table, or the succulents that displayed our seating arrangement. I also made the table numbers (and all the other signage) in Photoshop and displayed them in frames I found at a discounted home decor store. My only decor splurge so-to-speak was my florals. They were so important to me! Cherry Blossom Floral Designs made the most incredible eucalyptus garlands which was an easy way to fill the tables (since I didn’t want to buy a bunch of décor pieces). It also made for a perfect altar!

We skipped the traditional wedding cake and went for a small naked cake for us to keep the tradition of cake-cutting, and then opted for 1/2 of the cookies to be made from Kuba Kreations and 1/2 of them made by my mother-in-law. It was so special to have her contribute to our day like that! And every guest loves cookies.

Being a wedding photographer myself, choosing the right photographer for our wedding was the most important planning decision to me. I knew Danielle was the perfect gal for us, even despite our 500 mile distance! She and her second shooter, Sidney Morgan, captured every detail so beautifully and had a relaxed, yet professional attitude that I loved. My coordinator Kelsey, of Kelsey Rae Designs, made our day go so smoothly. I couldn’t have chosen a better coordinator to work with! She took care of absolutely everything and I knew I could trust her to make our day incredible.

Our backyard wedding felt so true to us, which was so important to Jake and I. It couldn’t have been sweeter!

Photography: Danielle Poff Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Kelsey Rae Designs | Florist: Cherry Blossom Floral Design | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Minted | Brides Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS | Caterer: Cart N’ Tacos | Makeup Artist: Katie Mokhlessin | Hair Stylist: Alissa Wolf | DJ: Classic Cuts DJ | Venue: Private Estate | Dessert: Kuba Kreations | Photobooth: The Banana Stand | Rentals: Classic Party Rents;

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

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