Elegant Black-Tie Pelican Hill, Newport Beach Wedding from Eyelet Images

"Our wedding day was a dream come true! We had spent a lot of time finding the right amount of romantic details, and when the big day came everything went off without a hitch! As the bride, there were so many amazing moments throughout the day. Before all the girls and I started getting ready, we were able to watch the sun come up and enjoy coffee overlooking the exact spot Kevin and I would say our vows. It was so calming to have a moment of peace before the day went into fast forward. At this time, I was also able to write my love letter for Kevin to read, prior to our first look. I had a kept a journal throughout our engagement called "Reasons I Want to Marry You", and before I could have it taken to Kevin, along with him groom's gift, I wrote my last journal entry of my emotions and thoughts just moments before we became husband and wife. Having these moments to myself to take it all in was definitely a highlight of my day. 

As a groom, the most memorable part of my day is the moment I get to see my best friend and future wife for the first time. The first time I saw her in her wedding dress I knew I was marrying the most beautiful women in the world. Even if you don't do a first look, there's no moment more memorable than that moment you see your wife for the first time on your wedding day. The rest of the day may be a rush, but in that moment time seemed to stand still.

Our favorite moments as a couple were doing our first look, saying our vows, and walking the reception room before anyone else could see it. Throughout the day, it feels as though your nerves and anticipation continue to build up until you either see one another or walk down the aisle. We both were buzzing with anxiousness before our first look, and once we were able to see one another, we felt a sense of relief and comfort that you can only get from your best friend. Anytime we could take a moment to ourselves and soak in the magnitude of our dream day, was by far our favorite parts." -Courtney & Kevin

Vendors: Photographer: Eyelet Images | Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach | Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Time | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Florist: Petal Pushers | Hair: Beach Bridal Beauty | Make-up: Hannah Etherson | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & Bakers Party Rentals | Wedding Planner: Champagne Taste

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