real wedding: kristen & ethan 10/5/2013

Some couples are more than just clients, they are friends. Kristen is one of those clients. I’ve known Kristen for years, and I was so honored to be asked to help with her big day! Kristen worked with me at the Newport Beach Marriott for years, and her sister Summer (who I also worked with at Marriott) has been a close friend of mine for over a decade. Knowing how much fun their family is, I knew this celebration would be big!

The Newport Beach Marriott was the perfect venue for the wedding. A place of such history for all of us ūüôā The ceremony took place in the new Rose Garden Ceremony site, so stunning! Kristen had a custom wood cross made for her alter, that we added flowers to for the finishing touch. Bridesmaids were in a dark grey/silver which was the perfect contract to the bright coral and orange flowers. After the ceremony, a Mariachi band led us to the cocktail reception of course!

We incorporated mixed metals with the coral in her decor, and the warm colors were perfect in the Newport Coast Ballroom. Flower Allie did the flowers, and we rented gold sequin linen (love!!) from Fusion Decor. Long, Family style tables lined the dance floor with circle tables filling the rest of the ballroom. Old family photos filled our cake table, such a sweet personal touch! A late night after party room opened around 11pm, where guests could enjoy desserts and a taco cart- yum!

Kristen, it was so special to be involved in your wedding! You and Ethan are just perfect for each other! Thank you for trusting me and for allowing me to share in the fun! I love you and your fam and wish you all nothing but the best in the years to come!

Enjoy these photos from Brady Puryear !


planning, design & coordination: Candice Sanders | venue: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel | florist: Flower Allie | band: The Ace Band | photographer: Brady Puryear | rentals: Fusion Decor | cake: Simply Sweet Cakery | mariachi band: Mariachi’s Mexicanissimo | hair/make up: Natalie Hererra | dj: The DJ Company

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