A Bright Newport Beach Wedding With a Tropical Flair

Today’s beach wedding in Newport Beach has our hearts aflutter! All the pale blue and sunny details paired with the serene beach background is almost too much for our romantic hearts to handle. Rachael Ellen Events used a brilliant combinations of tropical and romantic florals (we’re crushing especially hard on the fringed tulips), and don’t even get us started on the bride’s long sleeved dress from The Perfect Dress. Get ready to jump for joy with the sweetest bride and groom as you watch all the happy moments unfold through the eye of Mary Claire.

groom picks up his bride as he kisses her on the beach

coastal wedding stationery

bride and groom ring photo

bride getting ready with her bridesmaids

groom in a pale blue suit waiting for his bride on the beach

dusty blue bridal heels

From the planner, Rachael Ellen Events: Zac and Jen met the night before Zac moved to Hawaii for the summer. After months of texting, talking, and FaceTime, Jen came to visit Zac in Hawaii. It was on the beach where the two of them fell in love. From that point forward, they knew that they wanted to have a destination wedding. Both the bride and groom are from Utah. They wanted to choose a location where their friends and family could easily travel to but a place that felt unique and special in the way only a destination can.

bridal portrait in getting ready robe

bride with her bridesmaids in peachy dresses

ring photo surrounded by shells and flowers

groom kisses his bride on the forehead

groom sweetly kisses his bride during their beach wedding

bride and groom kiss as their wedding party walks behind them

bridal bouquet

bride laughs as she wipes away a tear

wedding dress details

They settled on Newport Beach where they planned their romantic, beach wedding. The couple welcomed guests to Newport with a welcome beach bonfire. The next morning, the couple had a private religious ceremony followed by a dinner and reception on a yacht. The boat cruised the Newport Coast for a gorgeous, breezy, sunset lit night.

Jen fell in love with a long sleeve lace gown – one of the first few she tired on! She paired it with modern tan pumps and an heirloom veil and hairpiece. Zac’s suit was custom made by Tomasso Cardullo. He wanted a suit that was unique, blue, and felt appropriate for their yacht celebrations.

bride standing with her bride and mother of the bride

blue and silver wedding reception decor

blue wedding reception linens with blush pink and peach roses

tiled table numbers

tiered wedding cake with rose and greenery details

groomsmen toss the groom in the air

The florals for the event were a combination of tropical and romantic blooms. Drawing on the location, we used antherium and palm leaves to give the look a tropical spin. To keep things romantic, we paired the design with quicksand roses, fringe tulips, ranunculus, mint, sweet pea, and champagne roses.

The invitation and day of paper design was inspired by Jen’s bright and sunny personality. She knew she wanted things to be romantic, but that it was important that everything felt fun and vibrant like their relationship. Ink & Press Co.. included a set of bright colors on letterpress paired with a romantic floral design. It was the perfect balance of bold and feminine!

wedding party beach photo

romantic blue and silver wedding reception on a yacht

peachy rose-filled centerpiece

The cake was designed by Cassidy of Flour & Flourish. She perfectly mimicked the event florals with her sugar floral creations on the cake.

For the table design, we opted for a French blue linen paired with soft blue napkins. The gold flatware gave the look a modern spin and paired perfectly with their alternating blush and light blue petal chargers. Each table number was printed onto a vintage blue Latin tile – a nod to Jen’s background. The guests enjoyed Mexican food all night while they danced the night away on the top floor of the yacht.

blue and silver wedding reception on a yacht

bride and groom dance on a yacht

bride and groom kiss during their yacht reception

This sweet Newport Beach wedding has our hearts soaring so if you’re thinking of a beach wedding then you will need these 5 essentials in your beach welcome bag.

Wedding Vendors:
Planning, Florals + Design: Rachael Ellen Events
Photographer: Mary Claire
Videographer: Russell Alboroto
Paper Goods: Ink & Press Co.
Cake: Flour & Flourish
Dress: The Perfect Dress
Tux: Tomaso Cardullo
Hair + Makeup: The Face of Beauty
Linens: BBJ Linen
Venue: Charter Yachts Newport Beach

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