Kristine, Don, and a party of pastels

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

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.

The invitation offers a preview of the wedding's coral theme

A preview of the coral theme

Kristine descends the dock in Newport Beach

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

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.
A charming tablescape at the Harborside Pavilion

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

Kristine and Don pucker up in Newport Beach

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

Harborside Pavilion, in Newport Beach

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

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

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