When I left Andrew and Brittney’s engagement session, I was instantly smitten with these two. I immediately knew two things, one that they were ridiculous in love and two, they were going to have an amazing and fun wedding. And I was right! These two were surrounded by a close, tight-knit group of friends and there were so many fun, sweet, and exciting moments that stuck out to me as I capture each picture perfect part of their day. Between fluffy flowers, dusty blue tones and a boat ride around Newport Bay, it truly was a picture perfect wedding day.
As I got off the elevator and headed down the hall of the Balboa Bay Club, giggles, music and excited chatter streamed down the hall, pouring out of the bridal suite. The echoing of excitement was my first sign that this wedding, was going to be a fun one. I walked into the bridal suite as Brittney and her friends were prepping for the day and throwing around playful banter like only real friends can. The small group of girls instantly made me feel welcomed as we got everything ready for photos.
While I loved chatting with the girls, my favorite moment of the morning was when Paul, Andrew’s brother, delivered Brittney’s gift. Since she was still getting her makeup done, it sat on her lap. She exclaimed that she felt like a little kid on Christmas and the anticipation of seeing what Andrew got her, was killing her! The only thing better than her anticipation was her reaction to seeing her new Louis Vuitton clutch and wallet—the excited beam never left her face!
My second favorite moment of the day came a little later as we were getting on the boat that would take us all from the ceremony to reception. Andrew stood there, helping everyone get on which I learned over and over again, this was typical Andrew behavior. He was a true gentleman who wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of. As the wedding party boarded the boat and the champagne bottles started to pop, they cruised along the Newport Bay. As I documented their day, it felt like we were having a mini-reception on the boat. Soaking up the sun and capturing their playful relaxation is exactly what every Newport Beach wedding should be. As they docked, celebratory cannons started blasting from the boat and reception site. One large boom after the other to cheer on this couple and their new life together.
Being a part of Andrew and Brittney’s wedding was such an honor for us. We instantly felt like part of their tightknit group—their intimate group was so welcoming, fun and friendly and we had a blast capturing their day. As you scroll through their day, I hope you enjoy this beautiful couple as much as we did.
Flowers: Couture Flowers
Venue: Lido Isle Yacht Club
Dress: Blush Couture
Beauty: Vanity Bells
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