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. They decided that having a Newport Beach wedding would be the perfect fit!
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.
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.
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