Stylish Newport Wedding

My friend, Claire's daughter, was married last Saturday.  
Many thoughtful details were evident at the party at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
(You may remember Katherine's bridal shower from this post and this post. ).
 Their guest book is actually a pretty photo album.  Notice the newlywed's
JMK monogram on the sign above and below?
We started with cocktails and appetizers on the patio overlooking the bay.
You can see the harbor in the window reflection.   The straws are a pretty touch.  
 A steel drum band played "island" music.  It had been overcast most of the day, 
but the sun came out just before the wedding ceremony in the 
chapel on Balboa Island (below).

Inside each hand calligraphied envelope was the guest's table number.
The envelopes were alphabetized and placed in trays lined with pearl shells.
The décor included silver and mercury glass vases and votives.

 Claire also provided little touches like Jo Malone hand soap in the restroom.
The beautiful angular cake with the monogram and fresh blossoms.

Katherine's grandmother's wedding cake topper is along side. 

Following these photos... the sunset, dinner and dancing.  The music was so good, 
my husband was actually pulling me (instead of the other way around) onto the dance floor.

Thank you, Claire, Dwight, Katherine and Jeff for a beautiful experience.  
With everything Claire had to do the day after the wedding 
(and it was Mother's Day), she delivered the above centerpiece to my home.  
How sweet is she?

Best wishes,
Mary Ann

Our home is being feature on Open House Party.  Thanks Sherry.

Participating in Wow Us Wednesdays and Good Life Wednesdays


  1. That looked like a gorgeous wedding. I love the green fabric & mercury glass!!

  2. Love all the details. The silver beaded frame, photo book, monogram, mirrored vase, damask print, pure white, beautifully decorated crudite, silver and white paper straws and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Just superb!

  3. What a Beautiful Spring Wedding Reception! So so crisp and inviting..
    Great job on the photos! I loved the shells holding the place cards!

  4. Such a beautiful classic wedding.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  5. What a spectacular wedding!!! Love the color scheme, and might I say your daughter and son in law are quite the good looking pair? That cake is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! LOVE it!!!! The entire wedding you can see is so classy and beautifully done....looks like a great time was had by all. A huge congratulations to your entire family!! Also stop by..doing a great giveway for a beautiful chic bench!

  6. So beautiful! I love the cake, the mercury glass, the shells for the place cards... so many wonderful details. Best wishes to the bride and groom, and I hope your friend Claire gets a big old nap today :)

  7. What a beautiful wedding! Love the color palette! So pretty! Love the seat envelopes placed in the tray of shells! I'm sending this link to my cousin who's marrying this July. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  8. This was just lovely! So many pretty details that are magazine worthy! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!


  9. Absolutely gorgeous! But after that bridal shower it comes as no surprise that this is a gal with style and class. :-) I love the linens and just how fresh and crisp everything looks. Thanks for sharing these with us!

  10. So very beautiful. Claire has great taste!

  11. Gorgeous and classic! Love the soft colors and creativity of the repeating monogram, the fine calligraphy, the setting... all just perfect! How wonderful that you could transport us there with your photos.


  12. What a beautiful wedding! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Everything looked beautiful as did the bride and groom. I am glad you had a good time!


  13. WOW!!! What a gorgeous wedding! Everything is simply elegant!! I love how they incorporated her Mother's cake topper! How special. Thanks for sharing all the little details with us!

  14. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Faded Charm. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  15. Beautiful! I love looking at wedding photos. This was a real treat. Thanks for sharing!

  16. What a gorgeous wedding! I especially loved the cards in the trays of shells...little details like that really make the event memorable!

  17. What a pretty place and looks like the nicest details were thought of.

  18. How beautiful! I love all the thoughtful details. Kinda makes me wish I was planning my wedding all over again :)

  19. Perfection ...and the lime green is so fun!

    xo kelley

  20. Looks like it was a beautiful event with a lot of attention to detail. Love it.

  21. So lovely Mary Ann. I really love the table settings.

  22. Oh, my...what a beautiful wedding. Everything was so elegant and lovely. The details were awesome.

    I love your pretty blog and the photos of your home on Sherry's blog just took my breath away.
    I just signed up to follow...and to have you in my email. I would love for you to come see me when you can. :)
    xo bj

  23. What a lovely wedding ... all the details were just beautiful! I really liked the sign! So glad you posted it ;)

  24. Love the flowers. So simple and stylish

  25. Wow how beautiful and some lovely special touches too. Hugs and wishes for a day filled with Happy!

  26. What a truly beautiful event!! Every detail was exquisitely thought out. And I love their unusual tailored cake!! Best wishes to the handsome couple!

  27. There wasn't a single detail overlooked. It sounds like a really magical night for the beautiful couple to start their new lives together.

  28. Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing. M.

  29. Gorgeous wedding. Love all the details. so fun to attend an event that has been so well planned. I'm off to Sherry's to see your home. Mona

  30. That was a beautiful wedding....so much attention to detail....but classic and elegant.

  31. I love that they incorporated the Grandmother's cake topper! Beautiful party. Stopping by from the Simple Pleasures Link Party.

  32. Understated elegance, my favorite style!!! The colors were also a fav of mine, just beautifully done!! I saw your home over at Sherry's everything looked wonderful. It is so fun to see your own home on another blog, isn't it? Almost like it is someone elses and you are viewing it for the first time. Enjoy!!!

  33. Beautiful 'simple pleasures' here!!
    Happy to be following you!

  34. What a gorgeous wedding! I love all the details - especially the place cards in the shells and the steel drum band! Now why didn't I ever think of that..just brilliant! I feel like asking my husband if he wants to renew our vows so we can plan a beautiful event like that. Wow!

  35. What a dream wedding! Everything looks perfect!

    love the wedding decoration, and those photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    I love your blog. i'm so happy to have met you.

    have a great day!


  36. A confession. I'm not a fan of big, fancy weddings, but this one is lovely and attending such an affair could fall into the category of "simple pleasures," so thanks for linking up today.

  37. I'm planning my wedding for August this year. Thanks for the inspiration!! I just love that gorgeous cake.

  38. Total CLASS.
    What a wedding...
    Have a pretty day!

  39. Wow, this looks so amazingly beautiful! What a perfect celebration.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  40. I love all the little thoughtful touches, especially all the monogrammed details.


  41. Oh my gosh how gorgeous. I love all the little details. How sweet is the bride's grandparent's cake topper next to the cake? The flowers are so pretty and I love the menu at each place setting....I think that is such a lovely touch and momento for each guest to take home to remember the day. Thanks of sharing Mary Ann!

  42. Looked like a lovely wedding...love the use of the shells with the place cards!

  43. What a gorgeous wedding!
    I love monograms and the cake design was to die for!
    Did she add the shell details to her grandmother's cake topper or was that original? Precious.

    Thanks for sharing.
    The flowers are dreamy!

    Your newest follower,
    Thanks for following me too!

  44. D'une elegance parfaite! bravo to the family along with best wishes and great post Mary Anne.

  45. It looked like a beautiful wedding. Love the wedding cake. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  46. What a gorgeous wedding! I love the simplicity and thoughtful details. That cake is fabulous! Beautiful table top decor. I must save this for inspiration for my children's wedddings some day.

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog!

  47. Beautiful post, Mary Ann.
    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts.
    Be back Monday,

  48. What an amazing wedding reception. The cake looked delicious!

  49. What gorgeous pictures! Everything is stunning. :) Found your blog from Hooked on Houses. Good stuff!

  50. I'm revisting from last week's party. I lost a good number of comments from party participants because of the Blogger "blunder," so I assumed they lost mine, as well. And since I don't see my comment here, I was correct in my assumption! ;)

    The wedding décor was quite lovely! Chartreuse mixed with shades of white happens to be my favorite. There's a quite sophistication created by that combo.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I enjoy having you participate.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  51. I grew with Katherine...went to school with her ever since Mariners through Harbor! :) Her wedding was so gorgeous!! Too fun...I figured we might have some friends in common! xo


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