Wedding Styled Shoot at the Fairmont Newport Beach

I love my job.  Yep, its pretty hard not to complain when I get to look at pretty wedding details all day, and be inspired by brilliantly talented wedding vendors. Another part of my job that makes me smile is when I get the opportunity to be part of a styled shoot and work with some amazing talent. Today, I am proud to feature a wedding styled shoot that Perfectly Made Weddings, together with a group of fabulous vendors created for the gorgeous Fairmont Newport Beach located in Newport Beach, California.  Photographed by Elizabeth Burgi Photography, this venue styled shoot has all the elements of a classic and  modern wedding with a stylish venue as the backdrop.















The inspiration from Perfectly Made Weddings

Together with the Fairmont Newport Beach, we wanted to create a space which was simple, contemporary, and elegant  to compliment the bambú Room.  This room was transformed into a gorgeous reception space with all the modern and classic details. The amazing work of our fabulous vendors made this room really stand out on its own.  We loved working with all our vendors, and the fantastic talent they brought to the table. Of course, working with the Fairmont Newport Beach and their staff was remarkable and made this styled shoot a fun and amazing day.   Oh, and then you had the gal who made this wedding styled shoot come to life, and that is Elizabeth Burgi Photography who created  such lovely images. We are a bit obsessed over the gorgeous bridal gowns.  The floral gown looked absolutely stunning in the outdoor fountain and garden areas at the Fairmont Newport Beach. The dress is so fairytale and pretty! The reception dress is classic, stunning, and pairs up perfectly with the bambú Room.  All the elements of the styled shoot from the florals, linens, chairs, hair and makeup, gowns, and venue space came together beautifully. 
































Weddings at the Fairmont Newport Beach:

Fairmont Newport Beach is considered by many to be one of Orange County’s finest luxury hotels. From the moment you step into its gleaming lobby, you’ll be impressed with its elegant look and feel, and throughout your event here you’ll experience the high level of hospitality and service the Fairmont name is known for worldwide. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a full-scale gala, the hotel’s wedding specialist will work with your wedding coordinator to create an unforgettable event that is uniquely yours.

Choose from among several elegant event spaces. Secluded from hotel guests and protected by tall palms and ferns, the Garden Gazebo is very private and serene. After walking through an evergreen arch, you will exchange your vows under the ivory gazebo. The lovely surroundings serve as a picturesque backdrop for photography.

 A stunning venue with high ceilings, modern lighting and a sprawling bar, the bambú Room transforms into the setting for your celebration. Floor to ceiling windows line the back wall, adding depth and intrigue to this unique event space. From the moment you enter the Bay Laurel Ballroom, the stunning and sparkling chandelier sets the tone for a magical event. Guests will enjoy the grandeur feel that Fairmont is known for, from the high ceilings to the impeccable service. The enchanting Bamboo Garden features a romantic fountain and two fireplaces for guests to enjoy. String lights float above, complimenting the open evening sky.

Fairmont Newport Beach specializes in fresh California cuisine, led by Executive Five-Star Chef, Brian Doherty. Contemporary and creative dishes are presented with a bold combination of flavors that celebrate the very best of seasonal and local foods that Southern California has to offer. Executive Pastry Chef Jeffry Kahle incorporates the innovative and whimsical modern world of pastry in each hand-crafted selection.  







Venue: Fairmont Newport Beach

Photographer: Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Event Coordinator and Design: Perfectly Made Weddings

Floral Design: Studio Le Fleur 

Rentals (Ghost Chairs, Linens, Napkins, & Chargers): Baker Party Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Steele Beauty

Bridal Gowns|Designers: Enura &  Susan Neville of London | Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Hair Accessory and Earrings: Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Cheese Cake: Executive Chef Brian Doherty at Fairmont Newport Beach

Aerial Video:  Aerial Gurus

Model: Mo Ana


Weddings at the Villa San Juan Capistrano

Another fabulous venue tucked away in a lovely town.  For living in Orange County my whole life, I was pleasantly surprised when I found this pretty hidden gem in the historic part of San Juan Capistrano, California. I was lucky enough to stop by this quaint and pretty venue offering the most amazing details. The Villa San Juan Capistrano is an old home turned into a wedding magical venue with the most charming details.  From the moment I walked under the stunning greenery walkway, my eyes were all over the place, admiring all its lovely details. A place any bride and groom can call home for one day and make their own.  If you love rustic and old world charm, then consider The Villa San Juan Capistrano to celebrate your wedding day!

Tyler Branch Photography

Tyler Branch Photography

osh Elliott Photography

josh Elliott Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Tyler branch Photography

Tyler branch Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Becca Rillo Photography

Ryan Phillips Photography

Ryan Phillips Photography

 Troy Grover Photography

Troy Grover Photography

 Josh Elliott Photography

Josh Elliott Photography

 Adrian Jon Photography

Adrian Jon Photography

 Adrian Jon Photography

Adrian Jon Photography


About The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Warm. Inviting. Timeless. Exclusive. Historic.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is brought to you by the innovative minds that created the Ramos House Café located in The Los Rios Historic District in Orange County.

The turn-of-the-century home was part of the Yorba family estate, built in 1918. The property has worn many hats over the years, such as: a board and batten house in the 1930s, where itinerant farmers from nearby orchards would spend the night; as well as an antique store/wedding facility, owned by Gep Durenberger in the 1960s until the early 2000s.

Today, the unique establishment has been renovated and restored by current owner, John Q. Humphreys, as a timeless event space.

Now in its fifth wedding season under Humphreys’ ownership, The Villa San Juan Capistrano provides unforgettable memories, complete with a romantic, garden atmosphere full of ancient fruit trees, all enhanced by gas lanterns, with historic buildings surrounding the stone courtyard where festivities take place.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is equipped with a few of the industry’s finest vendors. Iva Lee’s is the property’s exclusive, full-service caterer, and handles food, beverage, and rental services. Divel Entertainment is the facility’s resident DJ, who also offers MC services with basic packaging. How Elite Valet Service is included in the venue rental, and is complimentary to guests on the day of the event. And lastly, The Villa San Juan Capistrano includes an onsite-day-of-coordinator to manage functions on the scheduled event date.

Step inside and feel the essence of time flourish around you and loved ones.


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.

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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.