Wedding Chicks

Sandy Sunset Wedding

emily blake photography

Marina and Keith are not only gracious and kind, but are also truly, madly and deeply in love. To celebrate their love they chose to say "I do" on the sun soaked sands of a private beach in Newport Beach, California. Every guest could feel the love in the air throughout the entire day, which made for a compellingly sincere celebration!
Don't forget to check out the full gallery here to see every last detail of this sandy sunset wedding. These stunning images captured by Emily Blake Photography will take your breath away!

natural fiber wedding invitations

rose wedding bouquet

romatnic bridal party looks

black and white groomsmen

rustic beach altar

Marina's beautifully beachy bouquet was created with care by The Pink Daffodil. Located in Lake Forest, CA, they incorporate classic European design and modern high-style elements. They have a unique take on color and texture that delight both private and corporate clients with breathtaking arrangements.
From the Bride:Our venues were our dream: saying vows inches from the ocean and then celebrating in my parents backyard. But, to do two venues from scratch, you have to prepare and bring in everything yourself. And I mean everything: hundreds of feet of extension cords, ice, parking signs, a dance floor and port-a-potties. Our incredible families, community, day-of coordinator Amber and her staff pulled it off brilliantly. If we were to do it again, we would have carved out more of the budget to have our coordinator lead all of the wedding design much earlier in the process.

ring bearer sign

walking down the aisle

simple beach wedding

california beach wedding ideas

just married

emily blake photography

After watching the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean the celebration migrated to the bride's parents' backyard for some family style food and fun. This beautiful backyard reception featured vintage fabric napkins adorned with eucalyptus leaves and lavender sprigs along with eclectic dinner plates and drinking glasses that glittered under hundreds of twinkle lights.

backyard wedding reception

pastel floral centerpieces

lavender leaf place setting

pie and tart desserts at wedding

to have and to hold banner

sweetheart table ideas at backyard wedding

vintage cake table

Read on to see how much this sandy sunset wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Final Budget: $22,000 (230 people)
Ceremony Venue: $0
Reception Venue: $0
Ceremony Rentals: $600
Reception Rentals: $4000
Invitations: $400
Wood Ranch BBQ: ~$4000 (I'd have to find the contract)
Sweet Lilikoi Desserts (Louise Chen): ~$800 (I believe)
Photographer (Emily Blake): $3700 (day-of coverage & album)
DJ: $800
Day-of Coordinator: $1500 (I believe)
Dress (Pronovias): $2100
Flowers: ~$1500

ServiceVendor
CakeSweet Lilikoi Patisserie
CatererWood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Ceremony VenuePrivate Beach in Newport Beach, CA | Reception Venue: Private home in Irvine, CA | Hair & Makeup: Rachel Burney & Terra Dawn Skates | Ceremony Guitar Music: Jake Lambresi
CoordinatorAmber Lay Events
DJDJ Bunny
FlowersThe Pink Daffodil
OfficiantPacific Pointe Church
PhotographerEmily Blake Photography
Prop or Furniture RentalsApex Tent & Party