Melissa stepped out for her first look with Jon in a stunning wedding dress. A fitted bodice complimented a fuller, layered bottom with ruffled detail. Jon wore a dark navy tuxedo with contrasting black lapel and champagne colored tie while waiting for his gorgeous bride. Melissa tapped his shoulder and he turned around while large smiles met both of their faces. Words of admiration were shared before the groomsmen, also dressed in navy, and bridesmaids dressed in blush and champagne dresses met them for photos before the wedding ceremony.
Guests took their seats in the Rock Garden at the Casino San Clemente as the wedding party made their way down the aisle. Melissa turned the corner with a delicate veil draped over her face and hand in hand with her mother. Jon couldn’t hide the overflow of emotions he felt as he laid eyes on his bride. Laughs, vows and rings were exchanged before everyone was invited to cocktail hour. Crab Cakes with Mango Papaya Salsa and Filet and Wild Mushroom Wellingtons with Bearnaise Sauce were tray passed and enjoyed. Moscow Mule and Italian Margarita signature cocktails were being poured at the bar while guests mixed and mingled. Melissa and Jon snuck away to the beach to take a few pictures before dinner. On their way back, they stopped in 7 Eleven and grabbed slurpees.
Santorini Chicken, Caesar Salad, Tortellini with Creamy Pesto, Artichoke Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans were served before everyone got up to dance the night away.
Venue: The Casino San Clemente // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Cassy V Photo // Florist: Joyful Blooms OC // Planning: Hall Occasions // HMU: Jeanne San Diego & Salon One 9 // Cake: Cake and Art // DJ: Sound Wave Pros