Nautical chic weddings hold a special place in our little planner hearts! When we hear the words, yacht club, lush greenery, neutral flowers, hints of navy blue and white and boat shoes (oh ok and anchors!), we’re just a little excited. Maybe it’s because we’re from the Newport Beach area or perhaps it’s just because wedding dresses and water go so beautifully together, whatever the reasons, they always make for a spectacular day. Amberly and Luke, self proclaimed sailing enthusiasts and Newport natives knew they wanted to pay homage to their first love and city with a casual nautical style wedding. They chose a ceremony location with breathtaking ocean views in which to exchange their vows and included their yellow lab “Ruggles” as their honorary ring bear. Guests and bridal party were transported to the Newport Harbor Yacht Club by a fun and red retro “beach bus” to kick off the reception, while Amberly & Luke cruised on over in true ‘yachtie’ style in a fantastic power boat. Guests greeted them at the dock and an evening of great food, drinks and energetic dancing ensued. We were delighted to be a part of ensuring their September wedding day went off without a hitch and couldn’t have been more excited for this awesome couple. Thank you to the amazing Crystal and her staff at NHYC and to all our fantastic vendors!
Photography: Sargeant Creative // Ceremony: Begonia Park, Corona Del Mar // Reception: Newport Harbor Yacht Club // Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Beach // Coordination: Sugar Branch Events // Transportation: OC Cruiser // ChiavariChairRentals.com // Entertainment: Tijuana Dogs // Floral Design: Sugar Branch Events