Adi + Sarah // Newport Beach, CA

September 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Adi loves Chardonnay, Sarah loves yoga. Together, they are all jokes, nose kisses, and soft whispers into each other’s ears. I kid you not, I was laughing with these two and their community the entire weekend spent down in the beautiful Newport Beach Harbor. 


I met the two of them through friends of a friend from another beautiful wedding I shot down in Socal and came recommended as a fellow Yogi like Sarah is. 


When my plane touched down at John Wayne, I was already eager for some ocean vibes, palm trees and beach cruisers. It's a nice switch up for NorCal. Adi and Sarah hosted me at the Lido House Hotel, which was probably one of the coolest spots that I have ever stayed in. I walked through the front doors, only a stone’s throw from Newport Harbor, and was greeted by a group of handsome men wearing all pink who snagged my bags and directed me to my room right next to the rooftop bar. It didn’t take me long to discover the best mezcal drink on earth featuring a literal popsicle inside of it; I was in heaven. 

It was clear that this wedding was going to be filled with the little details every corner I turned. Sarah and Adi are full of generosity and playfulness. 


Adi and Sarah’s rehearsal dinner took place at the Lido House Hotel with an awesome taco truck and the day after, all of the wedding party got ready in the chic and classy harbor inspired rooms. Sarah’s abundantly beautiful family came in from the midwest, so Newport was a pleasant contrast for them. I loved the energy their families had together, they were all so beautiful and charismatic. Maybe my favorite familial relationship was between Sarah and her sister and mom, the sweetest trio. 


There was a lighthouse nearby and we danced and ate in the lighthouse bar and grill overlooking the harbor. This cocktail hour was right next door to where they said their I do’s just moment’s prior at the Marina Park Community and Sailing Center. 


During their first look, Adi had the brilliant idea to mix it up and pretend like he didn’t see Sarah coming. The moment was a testament to their fun personalities together. Adi even snuck a pocket shot of whiskey in for the moment and shared it with Sarah. 

Adi and Sarah's wedding felt like a vacation as well as work. The morning before the wedding I took my beach cruiser from the hotel to Balboa Island to explore more of the Newport area and hit up some estate sales that I found during my ride. I came across a really cool woven basket and teal mint table placements for my airstream. Love finds like these!  I am happy to remember this wedding as meeting new friends, and a fun trip to SoCal! I even got to connect with two previous Brides for brunch on Sunday! I love the network of friendship that weddings bring to me!



Catering @lighthousecafenb

Photography @hollyshankland

Flowers @kyfloradesigns

DJ @djsotaentertainment

Cake @susiecakesbakery

Signage @pixelsandpop

Rentals @sigpartyrentals

Dress @inbaldrorofficial @panachecostamesa

Coordination @brittkingman

Venue @cityofnewportbeach


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