The blue Pacific Ocean, the coral sunset and the groom's Hawaiian heritage inspired the tropical decor at this Newport Beach wedding. Butterflies were woven throughout the decor, as were bittersweet reminders that the bride's brother, who happened to be a high school friend of the groom's, couldn't be there. —Meredith Bodgas

Vendors

WEDDING DRESS

Reem Acra, Mon Amie Bridal Salon, 714-546-5700, monamie.com

JEWELRY, VEILS AND HAIRPIECE

Mon Amie Bridal Salon, 714-546-5700, monamie.com

GROOM'S AND GROOMSMEN'S OUTFITS

Tommy Bahama, tommybahama.com

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

After Six, aftersix.com

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Design Visage, 800-603-1383, designvisage.com

FLOWERS

White Lilac, 949-222-2234, whitelilacinc.com

CAKE

The Cake Studio, 714-964-7338

FAVORS

The Ample Hamper, 949-786-9715, theamplehamper.com

CEREMONY PATH DECOR

Shinoda Design Center, 714-541-4444

LIGHTING

Pro Audio & Lighting, 949-727-9080, proaudiodj.com

PLANE WITH PERSONALIZED BANNER

US Sky Ads, usskyads.com, (booked through Adville USA, 626-397-9911)

RECEPTION RENTALS

Classic Party Rentals, 714-540-6111, classicpartyrentals.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Bleu Cotton, 949-574-1900, bleucotton.com

WEDDING COORDINATOR

Cynthia Pritchard, 973-893-1386, cpeventcompany.com

Butterflies offer a touching tribute at a tropical-inspired wedding

The blue Pacific Ocean, the coral sunset and the groom's Hawaiian heritage inspired the tropical decor at this Newport Beach wedding. Butterflies were woven throughout the decor, as were bittersweet reminders that the bride's brother, who happened to be a high school friend of the groom's, couldn't be there. —Meredith Bodgas

Vendors

WEDDING DRESS

Reem Acra, Mon Amie Bridal Salon, 714-546-5700, monamie.com

JEWELRY, VEILS AND HAIRPIECE

Mon Amie Bridal Salon, 714-546-5700, monamie.com

GROOM'S AND GROOMSMEN'S OUTFITS

Tommy Bahama, tommybahama.com

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

After Six, aftersix.com

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Design Visage, 800-603-1383, designvisage.com

FLOWERS

White Lilac, 949-222-2234, whitelilacinc.com

CAKE

The Cake Studio, 714-964-7338

FAVORS

The Ample Hamper, 949-786-9715, theamplehamper.com

CEREMONY PATH DECOR

Shinoda Design Center, 714-541-4444

LIGHTING

Pro Audio & Lighting, 949-727-9080, proaudiodj.com

PLANE WITH PERSONALIZED BANNER

US Sky Ads, usskyads.com, (booked through Adville USA, 626-397-9911)

RECEPTION RENTALS

Classic Party Rentals, 714-540-6111, classicpartyrentals.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Bleu Cotton, 949-574-1900, bleucotton.com

WEDDING COORDINATOR

Cynthia Pritchard, 973-893-1386, cpeventcompany.com

Using a design they found online, Katie’s mother and aunt printed and hand-cut each butterfly-shaped escort card. Marcie, the bride’s mom, artfully wrote the words to “Babylon”—a song by David Gray, which was played at the ceremony and the reception—on watercolor paper displayed above the escort cards. The couple’s wedding coordinator, Cynthia Pritchard, hung everything from ribbon (available at ribbontrade.com) by the ceremony area.