CORONA DEL MAR — With tepid year-round temperatures and beautiful coastal venues, Orange County wedding planners enjoy an eight-month wedding "season."
Orange County brides choose to get married between May and October at upscale venues such as the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, the St. Regis in Laguna Beach, Montage in Laguna Beach and the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Nigel, said Corona del Mar resident and experienced wedding planner Barbara Wallace.
"It's because it's so beautiful," Wallace said of Orange County, which attracts brides-to-be from all over the state. "A lot of people want to get married near or over the water."
Wallace's full-service wedding planning was seen recently on the third season of the "Real Housewives of Orange County" in which she was hired by Lauri Waring and George Peterson.
"They were very lovely people to work with," the celebrity wedding planner said. "They knew what they wanted, but they were also ready to listen to suggestions."