Love Boat Wedding {Amanda + Matthew}

Holy iceberg, this boat wedding is gorgeous and such a fabulous idea!

Amanda and Matthew live in Washington DC, but chose to wed on a boat in Newport Beach, California. Bride Amanda explained how the decision made for a unique wedding, “Our wedding was unique because we are not from Newport Beach, and nobody in our family lives there. Every one of our guests had to travel for the big day. But, since everybody made a vacation out of it, our families were spending great time together on the beach, days before the actual wedding. By the time the wedding day arrived, all of our guests were already acquainted with each other. It was also unique because we had the wedding on a boat, which meant nobody could leave the party until the boat re-docked.”

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The colour combination was “pink and orange, and black.”

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From the bride:

Did you DIY any details?

“Our programs were DIY. We designed them and then sent them to a local family printing shop in Arizona. We hole punched them, and tied pink and orange ribbons to them.

I made the lasso for the Latino tradition we incorporated into our ceremony.

Our table numbers were ceramic pieces from Hobby Lobby.”

What was your biggest challenge?

“We only got access to the boat two hours before guests were able to board it. Our biggest challenge was being able to add personal touches that could be set up in less than two hours. Luckily, we were able to get really organized and assign certain tasks to our wedding party. We divided and conquered.

It was also a challenge picking vendors who were based in CA when my family was in AZ, and my fiance (now husband) and I were living in D.C. But, we made it work.”

What was your favourite moment?

“Seeing my husbands eyes tear up when I walked down the aisle.”

What’s your advice?

“Don’t stress! And keep it simple! Enjoy every minute of your wedding, and the days leading up to it. It was the best day of our lives.”

Would you recommend a destination wedding?

“Destination weddings are so much fun! I highly recommend it. Takes the stress off of everybody, especially parents who would normally feel obligated to accommodate out of town guests. In our case, everybody was from out of town, including the parents.”

Congratulations to the gorgeous couple and thank you for sharing your lovely wedding pictures with One Stylish Bride.

Amanda and Matthew Style Guide

Photographer: Session Nine Photographers / Floral Designer: Designs by Marina / Reception Venue: Electra Cruises / Dress Store: David’s Bridal / Dress Designer: Vera Wang / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Cake Designer: Cinderella Cakes / DJ: DVS Mobile DJ Service / Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: J.Crew / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

  1. jb says:

    This wedding looked like so much fun!

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”