Sarah Yates

Elyse and Chris’ Huntington Bay Beach Club wedding was truly straight out of a beachy, tropical fairytale. Oh man, it was literally the perfect day. 

One of my favorite parts of the day (though it was nearly impossible to choose) was the details. Elyse and Chris put their special touch on everything. The beautiful pops of color added to the tropical, yet classy vibe. There was this vintage boat that was the backdrop of so many of their images – and I’m still just as obsessed with it as I was on their wedding day. 

After an intimate ceremony, while the guests celebrate during cocktail hour, the entire ceremony space was transformed into a playful, yet elegant reception space. The arch from the ceremony became the backdrop of the sweetheart table, all of the tables were styled with greenery, vintage aqua crystal glasses, and they had a champagne tower! Unreal, I know!

And just when I didn’t think the day could get any better, they had SUCH a fun dance party with all of their friends and family. The beautiful bride had a wardrobe change into a chic jumpsuit to allow for maximum poppin’, lockin’, and droppin’. Every single element of Elyse and Chris’ beachy, tropical fairytale stayed true to just how classy and genuine they are.

Check out the vendors that helped make their day even more perfect:
Photography: Sarah Yates Photo
Videography: Magnolia Videography
Coordination: Green Apple Event Co.
Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Venue: Huntington Bay Club
Beauty: Design Visage
Floral Design: Flowers Etc. Events
DJ + Photo Booth: DJ Drew Pierce
Catering + Bar Services: 24 Carrots Catering
Cake: Butter + Cream Bakeries
Churro Cart: The Churro Cart
Late Night Snack: TK Burgers

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