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Newport Beach Wedding – Hyatt Regency

Newport Beach Wedding at the Hyatt Regency


We first met up with Cynthia & Erick at their engagement session in Corona Del Mar. The e-session took place on a really pretty nature trail and then eventually to Little Corona Beach. Be sure to check it out here. We talked about their Newport Beach Wedding at one of our favorite local hotels, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach!



Cynthia had so many great details waiting for us in their room where she was getting ready. It is always fun to see all the details that have been carefully planned for this gorgeous Newport Beach wedding day.  Her hair and makeup ran so smoothly (thanks to Sherilyn Beauty) and she looked beautiful.  All of her bridesmaids were in the suite to help out!  Erick spent his time getting ready with his guys in the Wine Cellar.  They had a few drinks, had some laughs, and Erick handed out gifts to all of his groomsmen. Next, it was off to see his bride for the first time in her wedding dress!



The first look is always our favorite moment of every wedding! We set Erick up on the garden patio, right in front of the Wine Cellar Room. He nervously awaited Cynthia’s arrival! Jennifer walked her over from the bridal suite and gently tapped him on the shoulder. The emotions are always flowing during the first look- and we just keep snapping away! Afterwards, we took the couple around the grounds for their portrait session.



The Newport Beach Hyatt is known for it’s stunning views of the sun setting over the Newport Harbor. The hotel sits on 26 acres surrounded by palm trees and a lovely golf course. The ceremony was performed in the amphitheater. Umbrellas were set up to keep the guests out of the sun. The bride’s close friend Brenna MacKay did a great job on all of the ceremony floral. The cocktail hour was right after the ceremony, under the vine covered trellis.



The reception was outdoors in the gorgeous Plaza Arbor. Francine (Francine Ribeau Events) and her girls spent hours getting every detail ready for the big party! Twinkle lights draped over the wooden dance floor. At least 20 tables were decked out with dishes, glasses, and beautiful floral arrangements! Chris Chan with Invisible Touch Events provided an interesting mix of music and even spoke a little Chinese! He even gave the guests a couple dance lessons- A very talented guy! The afterparty area was just steps away from the reception in a large ballroom. Dancing went on through the night while their guests sipped on boba drinks and enjoyed the photo booth.

Wedding Slide Show

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Hotel + Wedding Venue:

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach @hyattnewportbeach

Planner/Coordinator: Francine Ribeau Events @frevents

Photographers: Brian + Jennifer w/ Gilmore Studios @gilmorestudios

Video: Dave w/ Light Up Video @dave_farese

Catering: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach @hyattnewportbeach

Florist: Brenna MacKay @brenswick

Hair + Makeup: Sherilyn w/ Sherilyn Beauty @sheringbeauty

DJ: Chris w/ Invisible Touch Events @invisibletouchevents

Wedding Cake: Cinderella Cakes @cinderellacakes

Lighting: Lights For Nights  @lightsfornights


Wedding Colors

Mint, Grey/Silver, and White


Follow Gilmore Studios


Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are husband and wife photographers that created a wedding photography team in Orange County, CA. They have been photographing weddings, families, and corporate events since 2003. Contact us for more info about booking your wedding in the Southern California area. The creative team at Gilmore Studios specialize in wedding photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. In addition, you can call 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your Newport Beach wedding at the Hyatt Regency.


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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