by Amy Serrago
Erin and Brandon met in science class during their freshman year of high school and quickly became friends. Erin says that throughout school they both “had crushes on each other but always at different times”. After graduation, they thought about dating, but Erin was taking a job that would have her working abroad. The pair remained friends, but put off a relationship for nearly six years, until Erin moved back to the United States. When Erin came home, she and Brandon started hanging out, which quickly turned into dating and a year and a half later, they got engaged! Erin had known since she was a little girl that she wanted a “toes in the sand” beach wedding, so she and Brandon set out to plan the perfect one, starting with an outdoor ceremony right on the shore at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA. They knew they wanted to keep things simple and that, to Erin, meant a clean color palette of white, blue and green.
Erin was simply radiant in her fitted lace gown with its scalloped straps and chapel train. She finished her look with sparkling accessories and a bouquet of her favorite flowers, white stargazer lilies with orchid accents. Her bridesmaids were beachy in shades of blue and their all-white bouquets included hydrangea, orchids and fern leaves. Brandon and his groomsmen were handsome in light gray suits with blue ties, Brandon’s boasting polka dots.
At the reception, Erin used seashells and starfish to enhance the beach theme and tables were set with white linens and navy blue napkins. The centerpieces tied in palm leaves and white florals with sandy seashells and starfish filled lanterns and floating candles added water to complete the day’s nautical design. After dinner, Erin and Brandon cut their blue wave-themed wedding cake before dancing the night away with their guests in the resort’s grand ballroom. Congratulations Erin and Brandon!
Photographer: Chard Photo// Wedding Planner: Robin Ballard, Events by Robin// Event Venue: Waterfront Resort// Dresses: Blush Bridal Couture OC and Robert Bullock Bride Florist: Melissa McGowan, Flowers by Cina// Hair and Makeup: Blush by M. Marie// Entertainment & Photo Booth: VOX DJs// Engagement Rings: Gabriel & Co. New York// Wedding Rings: Liberty Diamonds// Videographer: Expressionary Films// Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery// Invitations: Sugar Press// Calligraphy & Signage: Lindsay Letters// Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse