Nicole and Nicholas’ Wedding

On Veteran’s Day 2017 Nicole and Nicholas were wed at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.  They are both from military families, with our Groom serving himself, so it only made sense that their special day was both very presidential and at the same time romantic.  Nicole was wearing a beautiful lace dress with cap sleeves and an elegant train.  Their color palette of red, burgundy, pink, and white perfectly complimented the luxurious yachts and elegant decor of the resort.  Their day was full of love, keep reading to see their heartfelt day!








Getting ready with your girls can be one of the best of part of your wedding day.  Nicole gifted her bridesmaids with adorable matching red robes which made for some fun pictures to capture the first few memories of her wedding day.

Nicole and Nicholas’ ceremony had so many sweet moments.  Their flower girl was so cute waiting for Nicole to walk down the aisle.  They exchanged touching vows under a gorgeous arch created by The Bloom of Time.  Their ceremony took place at the Balboa Bay Resort’s Bayview Lawn right next to the crystal clear bay.

Nicole’s bridesmaids looked so gorgeous in beautiful flowy red gowns and held white and burgundy flowers with some greenery. Nicholas’ groomsmen wore slick black tuxes with white boutonnieres and a red pocket square that complimented the bridesmaids dresses perfectly.  Just look at how in love these two are, it makes us so happy to see how in love our couples are.

Their reception was one for the books!  The reception was filled with so many elegant details.  The hints of gold throughout the ballroom were the perfect touch to this presidential and sweet celebration.


Congratulations to Mr. + Mrs. Rubino! We thank Nicholas and both families for their service to our Country!

Vendor Team:

Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
Photography: Jim Kennedy Photographers
Florist: The Bloom of Time
DJ: Invisible Touch Events
Cake: M Cakes Sweets
Hair + Makeup: Sandra Bailey and Troy Shook

Brandy and Joey’s Wedding

Brandy and Joey’s wedding was a beautiful and elegant affair.  Their gorgeous color palette of whites and soft pinks with hints of gold perfectly complemented the scenic ocean views of the Balboa Bay Resort.  Brandy looked so regal and beautiful as she walked down the aisle to her future husband.  The couple exchanged vows in the green courtyard next to the ocean with yachts off in the distance.  After the heartfelt ceremony and cocktail hour guest were escorted to the ballroom for the reception.  From the macaroon favors to the monogram dance floor, all the details of Brandy and Joey’s wedding were seamlessly put together with much thought and care.  Their wedding was a night of regal elegance with perfect planning down to every last detail.  This gorgeous and sweet couple were such a delight to work with.  Take a look all the amazing details of this spectacular evening.  

Photography: Jim Kennedy Photographers
Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
Florist: Flowers by Cina
Hair/Makeup: Flawlessmua
Dress: Pronovias
Video: Nest Weddings


Sweet and intimate moments before a wedding are always so special.  Brandy and her mother so gorgeous!





Brandy and Joey’s ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt.  They said their “I do’s”  under a gorgeous arch with white and pink florals.  Their ceremony was filled with so much love and joy, it was one we will never forget.

This great looking group of people was so supported of Brandy and Joey on their special day.  The bridesmaids were dressed in flowy pink dresses and the groomsmen wore sleck black tuxes.

The reception was filled so many perfectly planned details.  Just look at the gorgeous photos of all their elegant reception.
























Brandy and Joey’s wedding was an unforgettable night.  Their day was filled with so much love.  It was such a treat to coordinate their special day.

Congratulations to the beautiful and sweet couple!

Wedding Budgets Reach New High!

This month, The Knot released the results of its 2016 Real Wedding Study showing the National average cost of Weddings reaching $35,329. Keep in mind this is just an average as the graphic below shows; you will end up spending more of less depending on where you live in the United States. Tying the knot in Manhattan can cost you upwards of $78,000 while marrying in Arkansas can cost you below $20,000. Our Southern California market average is $44,000. Interestingly enough, this bigger budget trend does not show us a greater guest count. On the contrary, Brides and Grooms are cutting their guest lists and spending more per guest to give them the ultimate experience. Couples are putting their own personal stamp on every detail of their wedding and have a goal of entertaining their guests with food trucks, photo booths, fireworks, lawn games and non-traditional entertainment.

Here is a breakdown of how couples are allotting those funds:

Finally, check out these Top 2016 Wedding Statistics to see how they apply to you and your Groom.

  • Average Wedding Cost: $35,329 (excludes honeymoon) (up from $32,641 in 2015)
  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $78,464 average spend
  • Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Arkansas, $19,522 average spend
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,564
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29 ; Groom, 31
  • Average Number of Guests: 141
  • Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5
  • Average Number of Groomsmen: 5
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%)
  • Average Length of Engagement:  15 months
  • Most Popular Month to Get Married: October (16%) and September (16%)
  • Popular Wedding Colors: Dark blue (29%), gold (28%) and light pink (28%)
  • Percentage of Destination Weddings: 20