A Glamorous Waterfront Wedding at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California

Though they were working as litigators in Washington, DC, when they got engaged, Kelly Rose (30) and Michael Durbin (33) wanted to have a wedding on t

Though they were working as litigators in Washington, DC, when they got engaged, Kelly Rose (30) and Michael Durbin (33) wanted to have a wedding on the West Coast, where Kelly grew up. “We knew we wanted to have our wedding in Orange County, California,” Kelly says. “Finding a venue remotely can be tough. My parents are members at Balboa Yacht Club, and they suggested it. Since Michael and I had seen it, it was easy to say yes.” Even though they had a waterfront ceremony and reception, Kelly and Michael opted out of a nautical theme, choosing a more classic palette of white, black and gold with touches of sequins. After a sunny outdoor ceremony overlooking the marina, the couple and their 160 guests went inside to dine at tables topped with sequined linens and decorated with vases of crisp white tulips. A chandelier that hung from the white fabric-draped rafters was covered with dense white roses and hydrangeas. Throughout the night, guests snapped photos at their leisure—including some using selfie sticks the couple provided in their welcome bags. A specially equipped booth printed copies of the pictures for the newlyweds and the guests. The idea was a hit, and sharing on social media was contagious. “It was really fun to see so many pictures on Instagram," Kelly says. "It even motivated my Dad to sign up.” —Carolyn Meers

Kelly and Michael's invitation suite was simple, made with gold and black printing. Their wedding logo, a tandem bicycle, was also included in the design.
"I absolutely loved my dress, but I did have another dress to change into, which made dancing a little easier," Kelly says of her A-line gown. "I thoroughly enjoyed helping Michael pick out his attire just as much. Michael wore a beautiful navy blue tuxedo from Canali."
Kelly's bridesmaids donned shimmery rose gold sequined gowns to match the glamorous palette.
"I carried a bouquet of peonies that were truly larger than life," Kelly says of her flowers, arranged by Little Hill Floral Design. "My bridesmaids had different flowers, including tulips and roses, but each bouquet consisted of white flowers."
Kelly wore rose gold sequined heels, which added a touch of glamour and mirrored the colors of her bridesmaid dresses.
At the outdoor ceremony at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California, a sleek, modern wedding arch was adorned with two lush garlands of white blossoms.
Kelly and Michael have their first kiss as husband and wife under a modern white wedding arch decorated with big bundles of white blossoms.
At the outdoor cocktail hour, black and white napkins were imprinted with Kelly and Michael's event logo: a tandem bicycle.
At the glamorous indoor reception, Little Hill Floral Design created a stunning floral chandelier with white hydrangeas and roses.
Kelly and Michael provided guests with custom sunglasses imprinted with their wedding's logo: a tandem bicycle.
At the outdoor cocktail hour at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California, guests kicked back on crisp white lounge furniture.
At the indoor reception at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California, the decor was chic and modern. Round tables were topped with sequined tablecloths and tall clear vases filled with white tulips and shorter square boxes filled with white roses.
Kelly and Michael's white wedding cake reflected the day's decor—it was covered with delicate white blossoms.