Archive for May 2014

Steve & Amy, May 2014

Steve and Amy met in 2010 when they were both living in Las Vegas.  Both came from small towns and big families and there was an immediate attraction.  When Steve ended up moving back to California for work, this meant a long-distance relationship for 3 years!  Amy and Steve had talked about marriage, but as a teacher, Amy’s timeline was limited since she had to commit to an entire school year once school was back in session.

On her last day of school in 2013, Steve showed up at her apartment at midnight, after driving to her apartment straight from work in California.  He proposed in the doorway and she immediately said, “yes!”  They decided to get married in Newport Beach and found the Harborside Ballroom to be a perfect waterfront venue for them.  We are glad they did.  Steve and Amy are truly a special couple and we wish them the best of everything!

All photos by the amazing Jamie Brinkman Photography!     Harborside Ballroom loves  DJ:  DJ Sota Entertainment   Delicious Cake by:  Susie Cakes




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Adam & Tiffany – January 2014

After meeting in law school, Adam and Tiffany had their first date at a coffee shop.  They have been together ever since.  Adam surprised Tiffany for their engagement last Mother’s Day when she flew out to visit her folks in the Midwest at their beautiful lakefront home.  Adam coordinated with her parents and secretly flew out on her last day there.  He arrived just as the sun was setting over the water.  Her mom sent her to the backyard to get something and there was Adam waiting.  It took her five minutes to even realize she had said yes!

The reception was held at the Harborside Ballroom on a beautiful Newport Beach winter evening in January.  Rich Prugh Photography’s pictures speak for themselves.

Beautiful Photos by Rich Prugh Photography    DJ Services by Harborside Ballroom Favorite:  Battleson Entertainment



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Magnien-Olmstead Wedding

They met in highschool and waited a good 11 years to make it official. But when schoolteachers Kristine and Don finally tied the knot, they did it in splendidly sunny style. Looking for a place that had that comfy SoCal feel but great indoor space, they booked Harborside at the Balboa Pavilion, in Newport Beach, and put together a coral-and-teal-themed day that looked as breezy as the beachy backdrop.

Photographer Mike Arick took the couple and their party to Newport Back Bay for a photo session; Kristine calls it “one of the prettiest backdrops in California!” (Check out the evidence for yourself.) And Harborside provided the ideal spot where they could “eat, drink, and get married!,” says Kristine. “We liked having everything in one place…Makes things easier for guests.” We couldn’t agree more.

Bride and Groom: Kristine and Don Olmstead Photographer: Mike Arick Invitations: Stephanie Reid McGinle DJ: Ryan Damron, Just Dance Entertainment Flowers: Cathy Van der Linden Venue: Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom Rentals: Baker Party Rentals



Real wedding spotlight: Coral and teal charm in SoCal’s Newport Beach

Kristine and Don Olmstead, and a party of pastels pose near Newport’s Harborside Pavilion


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A preview of the coral theme


Kristine descends the dock in Newport Beach–love the wedges!


A charming tablescape at the Harborside Pavilion–the chevron runner really pops


Kristine and Don pucker up on a dock (sneakers are soooo Newport).


One happy party at Harborside, at Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach, CA


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