Paige and Ryan’s Casino San Clemente wedding is filled with retro details, (such as fun and funky disco balls!) and pops of bright sunset-like colors. Details, Darling worked with the couple to bring their vision to life and says that the inspiration behind the theme was, of course, 70s-era California culture, but also a node to Cali sunsets. Paige and Ryan both say they live for their California sunsets and love watching them from their San Diego home. So, to incorporate the dusk theme, bridesmaids wore mismatched sunset tone dresses, flowers designed by Joy of Bloom Florals included twilight-like colors, and wedding-day signage also featured the evening hues.
Along with the sunset-inspired color palette, the couple used tropical greenery at their reception to enhance their unique wedding-day aesthetic. As we mentioned above, disco balls were plenty and seen in the couple’s Casamigos filled escort wall display and dangled above the dance floor at the reception. “The theme was carried throughout the wedding,” says Alessandra. “Everything from the venue selection, to the color palette, to all of the details in invitations and signage.” Browse through the gorgeous photos below captured by Russell Heeter.
The bridesmaid fashion: Paige says she let her leading ladies pick out their own dresses as long as they were in the same wedding-color palette. “I basically gave my bridesmaids the color palette and let them loose,” says Paige. Adding, “Their dresses came together better than I could have ever imagined. It was the perfect mixture of color and texture. They also each picked a dress they loved, which was important to me!”
"Don't feel guilty about splurging a little on things that might feel unimportant but will bring so much to your overall vibe. I'm so glad I went for all little details from invites, to signage, to disco ball dance floor because those were the things that really brought our vision to life, and I know it took every little piece to make the event the fun time that it was for us and our guests."
"One of my favorite memories of the day was having our bulldog Pancakes involved! We're pretty obsessed with her so it's no surprise we had to have her around all day. She got ready with the gals and was our designated flower girl, escorted by the brides brother and dawning her own little flower collar. She chased after us during the recessional as we walked back into the venue as the Shuman's and it was so cute. She stole the show. We love the picture of that moment SO much."
Another tip from the bride: “Let go, be present and HAVE FUN. All day! this is the best party you’re ever going to throw :)”
Now this is an escort card we can get behind! Featuring disco balls, an”Eat, Drink & Boogie” sign, and mini shots, guests definitely had fun finding their seating assignment thanks to this fun and funky display.
The Venue: Casino San Clemente served as the perfect setting to host Paige and Ryan’s retro-inspired California wedding. Especially given the venue’s history! “Originally a dancehall, which were often referred to as “casinos” back in the day, this seaside landmark has been hosting good times since 1937,” says Alessandra. Adding, that it was a popular “dance-the-night-away” getaway for Hollywood celebrities like Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Lamour, Cesar Romero, and Pat O’Brien.
The Cake: As a way to surprise the newlyweds, Paige and Ryan’s moms incorporated their dog, Pancakes into the wedding cake. A mini figurine of Pancakes is seen taking a bite out of the side of the cake, which Paige says was also one of her favorite details from the special day.
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photography: Russell Heetter // venue name: Casino San Clemente, San Clemente, California, USA // event design: Details Darling // planning: Details Darling // florals: Joy of Bloom Florals // hair stylist: KG Hair and Makeup // makeup artist: KG Hair and Makeup // catering: TGIS Catering // tabletop rentals: Signature Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Adore Folklore // linen rentals: Hostess Haven // music: Vox // signage, escort wall + invites: Wildhouse Ink