If your dreams of “white lace and promises” include a location in southern California, these images from the Casino San Clemente, by Jackie Wonders Photography, can be a great place to go for inspiration for your own celebration. Start with a gorgeous backdrop of greenery and palms flanked by a white stone fireplace; add “heart art” on the fireplace hearth, chairs with shell-pink seats, a pink “carpet,” and a shining white runner for the bride…and end at a gossamer-light canopy bedecked with dozens of fabric flowers — can it get any better? Yes, it can: chalk signs announce your happy news; strings of framed photographs bring memories together in a bouquet of their own. While we’re talking bouquets, think about yours — maybe a mix of peony, carnation, rose, and greens, with smaller versions of the same collection for your maids, with petals in varied shades of creamy pink.
Speaking of your attendants, posing with them for beach shots — waves lapping at your bare feet? — sets a fun tone that’ll continue all day. It’s a true celebration when you have cake plates cheering you on with enthusiastic YAY! lettering ¬— not to mention a suitcase ready for your wedding cards to be packed up securely for enjoying later! You’ll feel as light as air entering a reception hall filled with strings of lights across the ceiling, lighting tables set with dozens of tiny roses and individual herbal pots for your guests’ take-home favors. Dressy details, such as the clustered white streamers in this casino resort hall, look like giant tassels of shimmering light next to crystal chandeliers in all their glory. That’s what your special day is about: glory. Use some of these ideas to make it shine!