rustic meets romantic(a) at a casa romantica wedding

IMG_1796-4I seriously count my blessings when it comes to the weddings I photograph overlooking the Pacific. It just doesn’t get much better!

The florals, DIY projects and ocean bluff location at the beautiful Casa Romantica set the stage for a night to remember! The bride and groom were so much fun. I hadn’t met them until the day of their wedding as the details had been handled long distance and by Leeanne’s mom who lives locally.

DIY projects included sewing the mismatched floral napkins for each place setting, adorned with herb sprigs from the family’s garden (also used for the boutonnieres); the table runners; and sourcing vintage teacups and other items for the tablescapes. No table was the same…each unique with different pieces that told different stories.

Complete credits at end.

IMG_0019IMG_0035_MG_5507_MG_5502_MG_5499_MG_5497-2I thought Leanne’s Reem Acra gown was one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and she looked stunning in it. Shoes by Miu Miu._MG_5132_MG_5163I think white florals are timeless and elegant. And a simple baby’s breath bouquet for the ‘maids is perfect._MG_5093_MG_5071

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Photographer | Click Chicks Photography
Venue | Casa Romantica, San Clemente, CA
Wedding Planner | ReUp Design & Events
Florals | Enchanted Fine Florals
Wedding Gown | Reem Acra
Brides Shoes | Miu Miu
Bridal Accessories | Kleinfeld Bridal
Groom’s Attire | Balenciaga tux; Prada shirt/tie; Converse shoes
Caterer | Iva Lee’s
Sweets | Sweet & Saucy Shop
DJ | E Mobile Music

It’s a dog’s life … Suzanne + Robert at Tivoli Too

click_chicks_photography_wedding_laguna beach_tivoli_too.4jpgThis cute couple was nothing if not fun, quirky and unconventional. Suzanne envisioned amazing details that represented who she and Robert are as a couple … including their dogs as attendants.

She’s a book lover, so words are extremely important to her. Robert’s boutonniere was made from a dictionary page!

Okay, I have to admit it… I was skeptical about whole dog thing. But Felix and Olive did their jobs well! Olive even pulled a ‘wagon’ with flower petals. It was a rainy day, so some last minute switching around had to happen, but the folks at Tivoli Too, as always, made sure everything ran smoothly.

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Suzanne’s bouquet was made from of The Tempest and The Velveteen Rabbit. Their fathers wore boutonnieres made from Charlotte’s Web, and the Mom’s were presented paper roses  made from The Velveteen Rabbit. Of course, the escort cards matched the theme. Note cake topper!


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One of my favorite shots of the day.

Sweethearts at their sweetheart table.

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Dare I say it?  And they lived hap-paw-ly ever after! Sorry.
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