Chelsea + Ryan

Chelsea + Ryan

This was a fun one for us! It was one of heartwarming stories you feel like you only hear in the movies - This couple actually knew each other since they were in diapers! (Wowzers!). Before our bride and groom were born, their parents lived in the same neighborhood and became close friends. They ended up having kids around the same time (two of them being our bride and groom) and grew up hanging out in the neighborhood together. As they grew older, they went to different schools, did their own thing - only to reconnect years later, start dating, and then earlier this year - get married! How cute is that?!

PERSONAL DETAILS // This wedding was full of personal touches created by the Bride and Groom. We see a lot of different types of decor throughout weddings, but our favorite are ones that are personal to the bride and groom - like this memory table with those loved ones who they wanted to make sure they knew were with them on this special day. One of the fun details from their ceremony included these wood signs that listed out who was part of their special day and photos (so fun to look at!) Once guests followed the path down to the ceremony, they were greeted by this gorgeous arch by Florals by Jenny that tied in so well with all of our greenery surrounding the ceremony site. Isn’t a stunner?!

CLEAN & CRISP // Their reception was simple but flawless! With soft shades of greys and white, with touches of greenery brought out by the flowers, the look was simple, but so crisp and elegant all at the same time. As the sun set, the chandelier dimmed, the candles glowed, and the twinkle lights around the room added that extra touch of ambience that gave this room a romantic feel. (Soft lighting and candles are everything!)

RECEPTION FUN // The fun definitely took place at this couple’s reception! Remember I said personal touches? If you look closely - this couple had a cake topper customized with their little dog right next to them! Isn’t that so cute?! Along with a fun (and gorgeous) cake, the couple brought in a photobooth, which is always a crowd pleaser, and then had the sweetest send off gift for their guests on their way out - S’MORES!

(The tags read “Sending you S’MORE love”) - So cute!


“Words can’t express what I feel when I think about our wedding day. It was beyond perfect and everything we wanted. Bella Collina is magical and all of our guests complimented the venue, the food and service. Everyone had such a good time! It made my heart happy to see everyone out on the dance floor or chatting enjoying their drinks by the bar. Karen and Elisa went above and beyond for us. Karen even ran to Target for me for sticky tape to make sure I didn’t fall out of my wedding dress. And Elisa literally put so much work into making our day perfect. I trusted her from Day 1. She’s so organized and on top of everything. We had a large bridal party of 18 people and all of them with lively personalities and the face Elisa was able to wrangle them she deserves and award. Bella Collina was the best decision I made for our wedding. I wouldn’t change a thing. I highly recommend Bella Collina and Elisa as the coordinator for a wedding or any event.” - Chelsea (Source:

THE TEAM // Photographer & Videographer: Prince Productions // Venue: Bella Collina San Clemente, San Clemente, CA // Coordination: Bella Collina San Clemente - Elisa Victa // Catering: Bella Collina San Clemente // Florals + Arch: Florals by Jenny // Cake: French Pastries // DJ: Battleson Entertainment // Linen + Chair Covers: GBS Linen