Weddings at Center Club in Costa Mesa, California

Can Wednesday morning be any more fabulous than this? Today is a day of drooling over and obsessing over a fabulous venue found in the Orange County Performing Arts Center located in Costa Mesa, California. This lovely venue is none other than the Center Club.  This stunning venue is unique in that it offers a beautifully shaped ballroom to hold a ceremony or reception. It is not your typical ballroom! There is also a gorgeous outdoor area that is perfect for a ceremony or cocktail hour. What we love about this venue is it’s gorgeously designed style, impeccable service, and oh-so-amazingly delicious cuisine. If you want to feel like a million bucks or more, then this is the place to consisder for your wedding day. We are not joking, it is that amazing!

Christopher Todd Photography

Christopher Todd Studios

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Lily Stein Photography

Lily Stein Photography

Lily Stein Photography

Lily Stein Photography

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers

Jaime Davis Photography

Jaime Davis Photography

Christopher Todd Photography

Christopher Todd Studios

Jaime Davis Photography

Jaime Davis Photography


About Center Club

 Center Club’s NEWLY REINVENTED Private Ballroom is set on the garden level of the Center Tower, adjacent to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. We recently were awarded the Association of Bridal Consultants Trendsetter Award for Best New Venue.

Center Club offers both indoor and outdoor options for Ceremony and Reception. Center Club is a full service private club and does provide all food and beverages needed for wedding events. Executive Chef Lewis Butler is happy to customize menus to suit specific tastes and preferences for weddings… the options are limitless. Center Club also allows outside catering when needed. 

Center Club’s wedding packages make planning the catering and venue seamless and easy.  All of our INCLUSIVE packages include valet parking, champagne toast, custom wedding cake, a brand new white dance floor, service charge and sales tax. Additionally, each package specifically outlines the food and beverages that are included.

The Center Club Styled Shoot – Costa Mesa, CA from Expressionary Events on Vimeo.

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar’s Bridal Open House Recap

Modern Glam never looked so good.  Hosted in the heart of Costa Mesa, California, by Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, this bridal open house was all glammed up. Glammed with the most fabulous details from Orange County’s top wedding professionals.  If the venue at Scott’s was not enough gorgeous and elegance, then add some brilliant talent, and you have yourself a pretty amazing wedding open house. Perfect for brides and their loved ones to enjoy and get really inspired! If you missed this lovely wedding open house, we’ve got some of the details right here. So, grab your cup of joe, relax, and get ready to get your pretty little eyes ready to view some of the most gorgeous wedding details.


Gorgeous table designs featuring elegant and beautiful details. When you walked into the room, all eyes seem to go to the lovely tables.



A closer look, and the details seem to get better. Each and every table with it’s own unique design, had some pretty amazing  details to offer. And all of them with impeccable taste! Oh my goodness, can talent get better than this? Imagine you and your wedding guests dining with these fabulous details. It will surely be a place to want to dine and enjoy the night!






As guests walked in, they were greeted by this lovely lady from Sofia by Francis Ford Coppola Winery, pouring from some pretty bottles.





The most beautiful gowns and models showing off the prettiest of details. These jaw-dropping gorgeous gowns all from  Casablanca Bridal Boutique showcased throughout the bridal event. As they walked past, it was hard not to stop the model and ask more details of the bridal dress. Can you saw WOW?



One word: Sprinkles. Do I need to say more? Sprinkles showcased some pretty yummy cupcakes with cute wedding style designs. As cute as the designs were, it was hard not to dive right in and take a bite!


Scott’s not only showcased their beautiful space, but some of their mouthwatering foods as well.  Talk about fresh and tasty!




Lovely cake and desserts by  Simply Sweet Cakery . Oh my. Not only are these sweets beautiful to look at, but pretty amazingly tasty as well.






Serving some up some coffee art with a side of yummy pastries was a special treat. Create a heart shaped coffee art for you and your guests at your wedding. It will surely impress!




Pretty bridal jewelry made to impress and doll up any bride or girl.  The perfect accessory to compliment any bride and her bridal look.





Venue: Scott’s Restaurant & Bar

Photography: LAN Photography

Wine and Champagne:  Sofia by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Cake and desserts: Simply Sweet Cakery

Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Rental Furniture: Baker Party Rentals & Archive Rentals

Paper Goods: Where’s the Party?

DJ: Invisible Touch Events

Linens: Wildflower Linens

Bridal Gowns: Casablanca Bridal Boutique

Coffee and pastries: I Do Coffee

Flowers:  Studio La Fleur 

Bridal Jewelry: 31 Bits


The Lab and The Camp Engagement Session from Happy Photos

You know by now that I am in love with engagement sessions. I really LOVE them! But, this one has a special place in my heart. The locations are set at the famous, Anti-Mall (the Lab), and the Camp in Costa Mesa, California. A place that you would find me in my college years, studying in the funky courtyard, with unique little details all around. It was the perfect place to study and feel relaxed. These days I visit both of these fabulous locations when I want a bite to eat. I can literally spend hours at either of these locations. Good food, and good ambiance. I can see why this adorable couple chose these unique locations for their e-session. It fits their personalities, and brings out a certain joy and love which is totally obvious in the images below. See how Happy Photos captured the sweet love these two show off in each and every image. You may want to grab your coffee, and sit down for this one. Its a pretty good one!

























From Happy Photos

Meet Shauna and Greg. Shauna is the marketing director at Scott’s Resturant, and Greg is a school teacher. When I asked  them about their engagement session, they told me that they  wanted something out of the ordinary. (So, no beach or park location). But rather they wanted a location which fit their fun and quirky personalities! The Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa was the perfect location for these two love birds. Each spot had a unique detail about it, and the couple seemed to fit right in. There were some pretty amazing spots to take photographs at both of these locations. Shauna and Greg made my job easy. They were so much fun to work with, and I could not help but smile behind the lens.  Congrats to Shauna and Greg!

Weddings at Scott’s Restaurant and Bar: Costa Mesa, California

Do you know what I love about my job? Besides staring at pretty wedding details all day long? I get to visit some of the most amazing spots for weddings and events. One of these fabulous locations is a beautiful and lovely restaurant in the heart of Costa Mesa, California. With Thanksgiving on the agenda this week, what better way to celebrate than with a venue which offers some of the best cuisine around? All courtesy of Scott’s Resturant and Bar. This restaurant not only offers any fine cuisine, but fresh and organic ingredients paired with an incredible chef who knows how to create a very tasty and mouth-watering dish. Combine a delicious meal with classic and modern details, and you have yourself a gorgeous venue for a wedding.

A venue which features private and romantic ceremony and reception locations, elegant and classical details, award-winning cuisine, and first class service, is perfect for any couple who wants to have a romantic and intimate wedding. Meaning you should consider Scott’s Resturant and Bar for your wedding event.  You and your guests will not be disappointed!

For more information on weddings at  Scott’s Restaurant and Bar visit their official website.


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(Photography by Happy Photos & LAN Photography)

About Scott’s Resturant and Bar

Casual elegance, exquisite food & attention to every detail.  Scott’s Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place for a bride & groom who are looking for a unique location with character & exemplary fine dining.  Tie the knot on the edge of a private lake, tucked right behind Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, or for more intimate ceremonies, in front of a roaring fire.  Host your cocktail hour in the Murano Lounge, complete with private bar & patio & Murano glass chandelier, shipped from Murano, Italy.  Host your dinner reception in our Private Dining Room, complete with complimentary chiavari chairs & white linens.  Allow guests to taste our famous lobster bisque, asian pear salad with lavender vinaigrette, Chilean seabass, crab stuffed lobster or filet mignon with haricot vert & crushed golden potatoes.

Unlike most venues, we do not charge for tables, chairs, china, or our rooms.  We believe we are extremely reasonable & can work with most budgets & visions.   What makes us truly a memorable wedding location is our food quality.  Zagat rated, declared Best Seafood Restaurant by the Los Angles Times, and a 25 year history of being a cornerstone in Orange County & dining destination, Scott’s Restaurant & Bar is the perfect location for a bride & groom who don’t want to sacrifice food & service on their big day.


Designer Bridal Gowns Featured at the Sareh Nouri Trunk Show

Good morning lovelies! I hope you have your morning coffee in hand, because I have some serious gorgeousness coming your way. I been kind of obsessing over a stunning bridal collection for the last few months, and when the day finally arrived to see these beautiful gowns in person, I was super excited.  I was so excited, that the morning of, I was like a little child getting ready for their first trip to Disneyland! Yep, THAT is how excited I was. This weekend, the fabulous and super talented designer, Sareh Nouri stopped by at the Mon Amie Bridal Salon and showed off her amazing and jaw-dropping gorgeous bridal gowns. Remember the Sareh Nouri post we did? And the trunk show we kept telling you all about? Well it happened this weekend.  I had the honor of being one of other admirers, to watch these romantic and beautiful gowns walk down the fashion show runway. As each gown passed my eyes,   I was in total awe…the movement, the style, and lovely details simply took my breath away.



The cherry on top? Meeting the lovely designer, Sareh Nouri and all her fabulousness! Oh, it was a great day indeed.


Let the show begin! This was such a lovely treat to be this close to these stunning gowns!











The fashion show was amazing and loved every second of it. SWOON!



This gown is perfect for that vintage bride who adores lace. Simply timeless! What a lovely gown with the most beautiful details.


My favorite gown? As hard as it is to choose, it has to be this romantic and whimsical gown. A total show stopper, and just breathtaking.  I am in love. IMG_4661

The Sareh Nouri Collection can be found at Mon Amie Bridal Salon. A romantic and lovely collection of bridal gowns.

All photos are from Bridal Hot List