A Colorful Handmade Wedding: Cerissa + Chad

I just love happy and fun weddings and this one photographed by Brandon Kidd is just the sweetest! So perfect for a Monday, right?! Cerissa + Chad both love the golden age of California and the beach – so what else to do but add a seaside amusement feel to their California wedding. :) They also wanted to incorporate burlap + flowers which adds a raw fresh feel to the wedding – just like their love for each other. They found inspiration here on GWS and at Disney’s California Adventure’s Paradise Pier, which is made to look like an old seaside amusement park. Any idea or concept that they loved, they took and made their own. Such a beautiful + fun day you two! Congrats!!

bunting wedding invitation

first look

knitted flower boutonniere

blue bridesmaids dresses

bride and groom portraits

bride and groom portraits

bride and groom portraits

From Chad, “If this wedding was going to represent Cerissa and I, it had to have the feeling of fun, love, detail, and there had to be something different to see at every corner. We wanted people to feel entertained from the very beginning. Thats why we had live entertainment at every location, a crossword puzzle, postcard, and build a burger card at the table, and photo booth at the reception. We never wanted a dull moment! We continued that feel with pictures of us all over, a video of our love story, and our grand entrance dance.”

casino wedding ceremony venue

daisy isle runner

hooray ribbon stick

small flower vases for altar

casino san clemente venue

casino san clemente venue

casino san clemente venue

How cute are those ring bearers with the sign and bike!?? Adorbs.

casino san clemente venue

wedding details

wedding details

bunting wedding menu

white brick fireplace altar

knitted flower boutonniere

casino san clemente wedding venue

dessert table

Our favorite detail was the sweets table. It was awesome, it had so much to offer and really represented us. It had our favorite cookies, pies, and cupcakes. Not to mention a little cake that was made of fresh strawberries and whipped cream. And we loved our personalized cake topper.

dessert table

Our most memorable moment had to of been our grand entrance dance! It was a blast! Our bridal party nailed the routine we made them learn.. I will never forget sharing that moment with our close friends in front of our friends and family.

bride and groom fun dance

bride and groom first dance

Any advice for those planning now? Give yourself plenty of time, and do as many creative ideas as you can. Do a project every weekend. Its also fun to do craft projects together. I found it fun to push the envelope, push our vendors to try and do new things, don’t let any one tell you no, and dont be afraid to ask. Make sure you are very organized before the wedding, so every detail is executed perfectly and you dont have anything to worry about the day of. And lastly do everything you want to do, try and make it happen, make it all about it you, and your love together. Its your day, and remember you only get one!

Such a gorgeous + fun couple!! Congrats to Cerissa + Chad!!

vendors: photography: Brandon Kidd // cinematography: Chemistry of Light // venue: The Casino San Clemente // florals: Starla Bork of Enchanted Fine Florals // cake: Cupcake Mama // catering: Country Garden Caterer // dress: Marry Me Bridal // bridesmaids: David’s Bridal // dj and lighting: Classic Cuts Mobile Dj // photobooth: Rockstar photobooth // makeup: shannon rhodes // rings: Joy Jewelers, Jewels by Justin the Abby // garter: Michaels // shoes: David’s Bridal // rentals: Ribbons and Rust // invitations + day of wedding coordinator: Lauren Egkan from The Royal Engagement

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