When these two Corona Del Mar natives were designing their wedding, it was imperative that Newport Beach play a prominent role. From their gorgeous Balboa Island wedding ceremony at Saint John Vianney to their Newport Harbor Yacht Club wedding reception, it was an affair to remember.
Of course, this all piggybacks on their amazing beach engagement session!
Preparation at Balboa Bay Club
We began the day at the Balboa Bay Club, where Hayden and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The Club is a sprawling, bay front resort across the bay from Balboa Peninsula. It is wonderfully furnished and convenient to all things Newport Beach.
Hayden has the finishing touches of makeup applied by her makeup artist. Once the look is complete, they pop a bottle of Dom and celebrate the day!
The first bottle didn’t last long.
Hayden’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown was something else.
Hayden’s mother closes the last clasp on her gorgeous gown as her sister looks on.
I love a good bridesmaid reaction shot!
Proof that one doesn’t need an amazing setting for a great portrait. This little alcove was just down the hall from Hayden’s room. The perfect light and privacy made it a great spot for this picture. On the right, Hayden and her bridesmaids trying to lighten the mood before things get serious.
Curtis puts the finishing touches on his fine navy blue suit.
Curtis and his groomsmen cheers before the wedding.
The Balboa Island Wedding
Hayden and Curtis held their Balboa Island wedding ceremony at St. John Vianney chapel, a gorgeous church in the heart of Balboa Island.
Kind of an Abbey Road vibe 😉
Hayden and Curtis wave from inside their vintage Rolls Royce as they head toward the reception.
Hayden and Curtis’s most important request was to spend some time photographing them while the Balboa Island Car Ferry took their car from Balboa Island to the Peninsula.
The ferry holds around about three cars and it takes about 5 minutes each trip. We had enough light in the day to go back and forth twice. Curtis, ever the gentleman, helps bride Hayden out of their vintage Rolls Royce limousine on the way to their Newport Harbor Yacht Club wedding reception
The ferry dumps off passengers right at the Balboa Fun Zone, one of the last great coastal amusement areas.
Hayden and Curtis’s reception aesthetic consisted of a simple color palette that blended in with the newly remodeled Newport Harbor Yacht Club
Curtis and Hayden glide across the floor during their first dance.
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