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Married in Newport Beach – Kim + Clark’s Wedding

Kim and Clark’s wedding was simple and beautiful! The couple was surrounded by close family and friends and it made the day so much fun for us. We have known the bride for a long time, so we had a lot of friends in the room as well! The morning started out at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency. The couple had the largest suite in the whole resort! It even had a private backyard with a pool! One of the bridesmaids is a Hyatt coordinator and we have worked numerous weddings together. It was fun to see her in the wedding party for once!

Balboa Yacht Club Wedding Photographer

After the first look and formal wedding photos, we drove down the street to the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar. The ceremony was right on the water so it was only fitting that the boys would arrive on a boat! After the ceremony, the guests walked upstairs to the reception for a fun night of dinner, drinks, and dancing! Balboa Yacht Club Wedding Photographer for life!

From the bride…

How you two met in your own words:
Clark and I went to High School together and had mutual friends. Each time we hung out together through friends, we were always dating other people. (I always had an eye on him…) We went out one night with a friend (and were both single) and made out in a taxi cab on the way home from the bar. The rest is history!
In your own words…the proposal!
Clark proposed on Thanksgiving while my family and some friends were over. He pulled me outside and told me he was thankful for me. He then got on one knee. It was simple and special!
Check out Kim and Clark’s engagement photos in Balboa!

 About the Balboa Yacht Club

The Balboa Yacht club is a full service event facility complete with a wedding ceremony location, cocktail area, reception room, and top notch catering. This historic yacht club was founded back in 1922! Guests can wander around the property outside and get some fresh ocean air while sipping cocktails. The upstairs ballroom is decorated with nautical decor throughout. Most couples have their cocktail hour by the harbor during sunset. When the party is ready to start, there is a separate outdoor bar upstairs on a cute patio with modern outdoor furniture. The staff is courteous, professional, and willing to help solve any issues with a smile.

Wedding Day Slide Show


Photographers: Brian & Jennifer Gilmore

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Wedding & Reception Venue/catering: Balboa Yacht Club

Makeup Artist: Shayna

Hair: Roni w/ Kenneth Brown Salon

Florist: Chris w/ Paradise Delight

Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes

DJ: Jason w/ Visions Entertainment

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Wedding Dress: Amsale Nouvelle (Nordstrom Bridal Suite)

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale Nouvelle

Officiant: Mauricio

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

Ceremony/cocktail music: Island Passion




Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are a husband and wife Balboa Yacht Club wedding photographer team in Orange County, CA. They have been photographing weddings together since 2003. Contact us for more info about booking your wedding in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in wedding photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your 2017-18 wedding!


Meet the Gilmores:

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team that serves Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. We specialize in fine wedding photography, family portraits, and newborn photography. Our studio has been in business since 2002.

Fun Facts:

PLace we call home:

Newport Beach

Number of kids:

3 boys

Years in business:

Since 2002

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