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Relaxed + Rustic Newport Beach Wedding

I feel confident saying that this color palette is my all-time favorite. I want to wear and adorn every inch of my home with these colors, have all future celebrations overflow with these creams, greens and pretty light blues. Rachel Jane and In The Clouds Weddings captured them all, and this beachside bash is one I was sad to see end. Lucky for us, our VAULT is packed to the brim with the pretty pics – see it all here!


From the Bride… Our wedding was of course the best day EVER! It was a celebration of the beginning of our new lives together. We wanted a relaxed wedding with yummy food and drinks but most of all, our closest friends and family. The beach is home for us so we were so grateful that a kind family allowed our big day to happen on their beautiful private beach. The day was all we imagined it would be and then some! I creatively planned our wedding under $12k which truly was a miracle. Looking back I can positively say it was the best day of my life. Hopefully you enjoy these photos as much as we do.

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Photography: Rachel Wise | Cinematography: In The Clouds | Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers | Venue: Bayshores Private Beach | Coordination + Signage: Willow & Wine, Maxine Fileta | Dessert: Drive Me Cookie | Floral Design Assistance: Dee Apostu | Rentals: BTB Event Productions | Signage: Luminous Lines

Elegant + Glamorous Newport Yacht Wedding

We all love a classic yacht club wedding, but when the “I Do’s” are said on the yacht, on the water, while sailing around Newport Harbor? Now we’re talking some serious nautical glamour. Photographer Mariel Hannah took to the open sea to capture these elegant “I Do’s” between a Canadian hockey player and his stunning Californian Bride, and there’s so much more pretty to see right here!

Yacht Club

From Mariel HannahToday I am very glad to share a wedding I recently photographed, which took place in Newport, CA. This lovely couple traveled from Canada in able to enjoy an elegant affair in a yacht, which sailed them around the harbor of Southern California. Liam a hockey player in Canada and Angelica, a native of Southern California said their I do’s in front of beloved family and friends. The details was nothing short of lovely, tones of blues radiated throughout which perfectly mimicked the California sky… Bushels of dogwood flowers overflowed from the floral design, hand crafted paper and plant dyed silk ribbons all complimented their day…

Photography: Mariel Hannah | Wedding Planning: Shannon Hough Events | Florals: Lavonne Florist | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Couture Cakes By Dorene | Stationery: Matinae Design Studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ladies And Gents Bridal | Venue: Electra Cruises | Accessories And Ribbons: Silk And Willow | Personalized Design: Custom Creations Of Bakersfield

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SMP Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Giveaway!

Summer weekends — is there anything better?! To start this one off right, we’re introducing you all to a fabulous new advertiser to join to SMP family: La Jolla Cove Suites. Named a Top 5 Wedding Venue in San Diego for three years in a row, this stunning hotel offers incredible ocean views that will have your guests swooning.

Overlooking famous La Jolla Cove, this beachfront hotel’s rooftop terrace is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 225 guests! Offering couples incredible catering by The Abbey Catering & Event Design Company, guest rooms, suites and vacation rentals for guests, top-notch customer service and breathtaking views, La Jolla Cove Suites is a must-see locale. For more information and tons of inspiration, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Prize: One lucky couple will win a 1-night stay in a deluxe ocean view suite at the La Jolla Cove Suites featuring a private balcony with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the southern California coastline. ($399 value!) Stay includes a complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and a one hour bike rental for two. Advance reservations required, based on availability only, black-out dates apply.

To Enter: Comment on this post with why you want to explore the La Jolla Cove Suites. One winner, selected completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on June 26th!  For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck!

Photo Credit: Heidi-O-Photo


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