There’s no such thing as too much pink, especially when said hue comes in the form of a Vera Wang gown, luxe Wildflower Linens, and an ombre aisle draped with florals. The sky was the limit for this sunset affair and Victoria Canada Weddings & Events coordinated every detail. With a confetti station and bubbly bar tossed into the mix, I’m saving this Gavin Wade gallery as one of my favs.
From Victoria Canada Weddings & Events…Where to begin…we had SO much fun helping to create this fabulous Newport wedding with Brooke and Patrick, everything about it was perfection!
We first met Brooke’s family a few years ago when we planned her older sister’s wedding. Families as sweet as them do not come along often and when we heard that Brooke and Patrick were engaged, we could not contain our excitement and instantly began brainstorming.
Brooke and Patrick “PA” met in Arizona where they grew up. PA was the cute older high school friend of Brooke’s older sister. Eventually Brooke’s infectious smile and bubbly personality caught his eye and the rest was history.
As Brooke was growing up, her family vacationed in Newport Beach. As soon as she stepped foot on the Pelican Hill Property as a little girl, she knew she wanted to get married at The Resort at Pelican Hill. We loved how special this venue was to her, and we were immediately inspired by the change of scenery.
The view of the Pacific Coast from the resort is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous features and this was something we knew right away we wanted to focus on throughout the planning process. Because the ceremony was shortly before sunset, the vibrant colors that show up in the sky were a natural choice for the color palette! With the Newport sunset on our minds, we collaborated with Nisie’s Enchanted Florist to create floral in various hues of pink, orange, and white.
The draped rotunda gave the ceremony space plenty of drama but because you can never have too many flowers(!) we added some rose petals and pomander balls down the aisle, as well as larger arrangements. To add a modern element, the arrangements were placed on mirrored boxes that matched the natural essence of the lawn.
Brooke and PA are such a fun and easy-going couple and we wanted to make sure they had plenty of elements throughout their wedding that matched their personalities. Instead of just writing their own vows, they decided to each write ten things they loved about each other. This moment became even more special when everyone realized many of the things they each picked were the same!
After they read their vows they put them in a wine box to open up together sometime in the future. Instead of using the typical wine box, we chose a clear acrylic box. Their names and date were monogrammed on the box and for some added fun; we placed the wine bottle on a bed of gold and pink glitter! Brooke is a girl who firmly believes “you can never have too much glitter” and we incorporated it wherever we could!! Once they were finally announced husband and wife, their guests celebrated by tossing confetti and rose petals they had acquired from the confetti bar at the start of the ceremony. What a way to start your marriage with beautiful petals and confetti raining down with huge grins on your faces!
Cocktails were the focus of the next hour with refreshing signature drinks with names like “Newport Sunset” and a Bubbly Bar with a slew of delicious options! A white Manzanita tree used for seating cards was a focal point and as a subtle tie to the destination, white coral was placed on some tables as décor.
Guests were welcomed into a ballroom for dinner and dancing and because this was the first time the guests were inside, we wanted to make sure it didn’t disappoint. Flowers were found throughout the entire ballroom, whether it was the floral chandelier hanging over the dance floor, the chair bands, or the single rose at every guest’s place setting. The linen on the guest tables had a subtle floral pattern and we incorporated the same design on the custom round dance floor. To highlight the head table, we used a mirrored tabletop and paired it with fabric dining chairs for a luxurious and comfortable look!
Later in the night, a surprise after party area was opened and the real party continued. A second dance floor and a photo area kept the guests entertained all night; only slowing down to grab some lobster corn dogs or a mini grilled cheese.
The bride and groom rode off into the night in the Pelican Hill Bentley to start their journey together!
From The Bride…It’s all about the details! When small, unique details come together it makes for a one of a kind event and that is exactly what I wanted for my wedding. Patrick and I wanted our wedding to be somewhat monochromatic with the floral being the pop of color. Often times we referred to our floral as “after sunset” because of the orange, coral, and pink flowers.
One design element I especially loved was the mirrored head table; it made a huge statement in the room. Candlelight was reflective creating amazing lighting and many different floral arrangements brought the whole table together.
The confetti toss at the end of the ceremony was my favorite moment. As the guests arrived they were faced with a confetti bar. Guests could create their own mix of different kinds of confetti to toss as we walked down the aisle.
I enjoyed the entire day and couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect day!
Photography: Gavin Wade Photographers | Cinematographer: Brinton Film Making Co. | Floral Design: Nisie's Enchanted Florist | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Page & Mason | Ceremony: The Resort At Pelican Hill | Reception Venue: The Resort At Pelican Hill | Makeup Artist: Katie B. Cosmetics | Hair Stylist: Katie B. Cosmetics | Lighting: Shine Lighting | Disc Jockey: DJ Nahchey | Ceremony Music: Subito Strings | Bridal Shower: Arcadia Farms Cafe | Cocktail Hour Music: Blaine Long | Dance Floor: Platinum Pro | Event Designer & Coordinator: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events | Guest Transportaion: VIP Limousines & Coaches | Linen Supplier: Wildflower Linen | Live Photobooth: Keith Pitts Photography | Paper Products: Page & Mason | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Officiant: Reverend Don Toshach