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Corbin and Melissa’s Seaside Wedding at Casino San Clemente


In the charming town of San Clemente, Corbin and Melissa celebrated their union with a seaside wedding at Casino San Clemente. From romantic photos on the beach to a grand exit with bubbles, this day was full of love and joy!

Newly wed portrait on the beach after Casino San Clemente Wedding, shot by Paper Birch Collective, California Wedding Photographer in Orange County

The Wedding Details

Capturing the essence of a wedding day is all about the details, and this flat lay photo from Corbin and Melissa’s beach-themed celebration is a stunning example. These two images showcase a carefully curated collection of items that tell the story of this special day. The invitation card welcomes guests to “Celebrate Our Love,” setting the stage for this romantic and joyous occasion. The little starfishes are the cutest decor and matches the seaside theme perfectly. Of course, the couple’s wedding rings are placed side by side, symbolizing their union and commitment to each other. The bouquet, a blend of white roses and blue flowers, matches the coastal color scheme while also adding a touch of beauty. Finally, the bride’s stylish shoes and the groom's bow tie. This flat lay is not just a collection of objects; it’s a preview of Corbin and Melissa’s magical day by the sea! Next, let's see more from this beautiful day!


Romantic Newlywed Portraits on the Beach

On the serene shores of San Clemente, Corbin and Melissa shared moments of pure bliss, captured beautifully in these newlywed portraits. This newly wed photoshoot felt like a romance movie with the empty beach as their canvas, the gentle crashing of the waves, and the soft sea breeze. The sun stayed behind the clouds this day, but the diffusion from the overcast sky made for a dreamy glow on the couple and I couldn't be more obsessed! These images are more than just photos; they are a testament to the newly weds' love, hope, and the new journey they have embarked upon together. PSA: If the beach is near, a beach photoshoot is always a must, not matter what, rain or shine! 🌊

Newlywed Portraits on the Train Tracks

Next, the newly weds walked over to some old train tracks for more pictures. The rustic train tracks near Casino San Clemente offered a striking contrast to the softness of the beach. I love the motion blur from the train passing by. It was like they were going on a big adventure, but the best part was, they were going together. They held hands, danced a little, and had a great time. Now, onto the wedding reception! ✨

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Reception Decor

The reception hall looked amazing! There was greenery hanging from the ceiling, photos of the newly weds, and the cutest seaside table settings. It was like walking into a beach fairy tale! The decor, a blend of coastal chic and vintage charm, mirrored the venue’s rich history and the couple’s beautiful love story. So many adorable details, from the instant photo guest book, to the custom signage, to a touch of blue everywhere! Such lovely decor for a lovely reception.

The Wedding Reception Festivities

The wedding reception was full of joy, with heartfelt speeches that moved their friends and family to tears and laughter. People laughed, hugged, and told stories about Corbin and Melissa that made everyone say “Aww!” The bouquet toss, first dance, and cake cutting were also super exciting to witness. Once the music started, everyone danced like crazy! There were fast songs, slow songs, and even a conga line. What an unforgettable night of fun!

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Grand Exit with Bubbles

The grand exit is a momentous occasion in any wedding, marking the end of a beautiful celebration and the beginning of a new journey for the couple. At the end of the night, Corbin and Melissa make their way through a tunnel of loved ones, each guest blowing bubbles around them. It looked like they were floating in a bubble bath. This whimsical alternative to the traditional rice or confetti toss not only adds a touch of magic to the couple’s departure, but also is a stunning photo opportunity. I love how bubbles catch the light and create a dreamlike look, surrounding the couple with a cascade of shimmering orbs as they share a kiss. It’s a joyous, eco-friendly, and picture-perfect send-off! This bubbly farewell is a such a fun way to conclude the story of a wonderful wedding day!

A Thanks To Our Fellow Wedding Vendors

A wedding celebration can be difficult without great vendors. This wedding celebration at Casino San Clemente was a true dream come true. From the beautiful venue to the amazing beach views, heartfelt toasts, and yummy food, it was a wonderful day! I love that we get to work alongside such great vendors, plus meeting new friends in the wedding industry is always fun. Check out the list below to see the terrific team of vendors that helped make Melissa and Corbin's wedding dreams come true:

About the Venue: Casino San Clemente

Casino San Clemente is a historic seaside landmark that has hosted celebrations for over 85 years. It is a cherished venue for weddings and special events as it offers a mix of vintage charm and seaside ambiance. There's so much beauty here, from the Spanish architecture to the ocean views and gorgeous gardens. The Casino was initially built in 1937 for famous stars, like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, so you and your partner will likely feel extra special celebrating your wedding here. With its five unique spaces, you'll be sure to have the wedding of your dreams at Casino San Clemente!

📞 (949) 369-6600

📍 140 West Avenida Pico San Clemente, CA 92672

To Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After

Thank you for reading our blog! And a big thank you to Corbin and Melissa for allowing us to capture your special day. Cheers to your forever love!

Always remember, your wedding is a celebration of your unique love, laughter, and shared moments. Cherish each second and just let us capture the magic of your once in a lifetime memories. So, here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

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