Real Love | Claire & Chase


Just finished celebrating a long wedding weekend with a great couple and their families from all over the country.  The whole weekend was just perfect in beautiful San Clemente, CA.  All of our event support team were amazing and worked well on this heavily produced celebration;  complete with multiple events throughout the weekend, a surprise Second Line after dinner (New Orleans Jazz Band) and photo booth. And even after more than 2 hours of dancing to our great motown/jazz band (Blue Breeze Band)…the couple topped it off with an After Party walking distance away just off the beach at Sunsets at the Pier.

Everything came together just beautifully.  I loved how our design of sea accents and vintage charm worked with the custom made runners and classic Spanish-style of Casa Romantica.  Stacey, Floral Occasions definitely made this vision jump off the paper.  I just love it when a plan comes together.  All our hard work with adjusting timelines paid off to see everyone enjoying themselves so much.  And how sweet of a review the couple left as well.

Chara and her staff are just incredible    posted 10/30/2013

I used Chara Nicole and her staff for my wedding last month and they were utterly amazing. From day one in my first email correspondence with Chara before I had chosen a planner, I could sense her calm and in charge demeanor. She followed through on every little thing, despite the logistical challenges of where I lived, where she lived, where my mother lived, and my fiance overseas. She has the etiquette book in her head and more creativity than one could ever imagine! We received countless praise for our wedding and my husband and I are thrilled too. Chara helped us create the most memorable, special, and personalized wedding that was right for us. We cannot thank her and her staff enough. I highly recommend Chara for any bride who wants a wedding that is creative, full of love, and a blast of a planning process! Love Chara!!!

Thank you Claire and Chase and mommy and daddy Yanta and O’Mahoney for everything.  Definitely a celebration for the record books.  Lalu 😉

Here are a few images I grabbed with my phone, can’t wait to see how Joielala and Perryfield Films captured those priceless moments.  I’ll make sure to share as soon as these amazing artists give me the green light.





Had to add in a quick pic of my all-time favorite find for their Welcome Bags.  Those infamous Zapp’s Voodoo kettle chips, Claire just had to have!  They really are addicting.


A humongous THANK YOU to The Event Artists for Claire & Chase:

Venue – Ceremony & Reception | Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens

Venue – After Party | Sunsets at the Pier

Wedding Designer & Coordination | Chara Nicole, Open Box Designs

Photography | Taryn & Shelby, Joielala Photographie

Videography | Brian & Ryan, Perryfield Films

Caterer | Kimberlyn, 24 Carrots Catering

Wedding Cake | Sweet & Saucy

Stylists | Dee, Swell Beauty

Harpist | Dr. Jane G. Ferruzzo, LA Harpist

Live Musicians | Blue Breeze Band

Live Musicians | New Orleans Jazz Band

Entertainment | Eric, Dizzy Box Photo Booth

Rentals | Signature Party Rentals

Table Runners | Maria, Vintage Renewals

Design – Invitations, Stationary, Welcome Bag | Open Box Designs

Transportation | A & E Worldwide Limo

Favors | The Milnor Family

3 Replies to “Real Love | Claire & Chase”

    1. Thank you so much. This design changed a few times throughout the year, but I think this completed design ultimately captured the couple’s style best. Can’t wait for you to see the photogs images.

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