And I won’t lie, my beautiful bride did most of the work and decision making (as it typically is with my clients as well). I can’t take credit for most of the details but as the groom/client for the first time, I realized just how in-depth and stressful planning a wedding can be. And the vendors you choose really can make all the difference in the world. We had some amazing industry professionals in our corner. Every single one of them went above and beyond their responsibilities, helping us make our vision a reality, and in turn, helping us relax the whole way through.
Our entire event was held at the Balboa Bay Club
in Newport Beach which was our first major decision and we had NO regrets! Their service and staff is impeccable and the venue is beautiful for incorporating a feeling of elegance on the water. They also created a unique, custom menu for us since my wife wanted an all vegetarian dinner…and guests are still telling us how great the food was!
Our ceremony officiant, Dr. Linda Trott from the Clergy Network
, was hand picked by me. I had seen her perform ceremonies for my clients in the past and her calm, well spoken, and sweet demeanor were just what we were looking for.
My wife chose our florist, Shelby at Green Leaf Designs
, because when she explained her vision and ideas for the wedding, Shelby was the most excited and inspired and showed more interest in working with her on it than any other florist we met with. And our amazingly artistic and creative photographer, Amanda Doublin
, was a referral from friend and top wedding photographer Jan Garcia. When we booked Amanda, we were like giddy little kids, showing off her work to all of our friends and bragging that she was our photographer. (true story)
And the music and lighting….all provided by Elevated Pulse
. We had one of our head DJ’s,
Dakota, play for us, and a good friend helped run the lights. You can see from our photos the gorgeous lighting we set up with colors rotating throughout the night…which the bride chose of course!
See more photos here!
Shout outs to a few more pros:
*Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero
*Groom/Groomsmen Suits: FriarTux
*Hair & Makeup: Travisean & July
*Bride’s Hair Clip: Lo Boheme
*Cupcakes: Black Forest Bakery