The Island Hotel in Newport Beach is the perfect venue for any size and style wedding. They can accommodate the requirements of any culture. The staff always goes the extra mile to make your event is personal and special. The wedding featured here was organized in a very short time, thanks to the flexibility of the Island Hotel staff and the great work of Sara Besharati of the Besharati Group. This couple was also able to bring in their own catering, which was very important to them. The Island Hotel was recently renovated and it looks gorgeous! As photographers, we love photographing weddings at the Island Hotel because of its many areas, indoor and out, that are great for photography. The rooms where the bride gets ready have beautiful window with light and sheer curtains that are fun to work with. The newly remodeled bar has a very unique design with a soft color palette of blues and whites that work really well for editorial style images and the gardens are lush and green with a tropical vibe.
We are also glad they kept the beautiful asian antique divider, which is in the hallway just outside the main ballroom. The deep earth tones of ruby and gold make it a beautiful backdrop for either a full length portrait, a close up or a small group.
There are several hidden away patios that work well for the ceremony location, with adjoining rooms for the guests to have dinner and dance the night away. The Island Hotel has a wonderful, polite staff that is always there to make your experience special. Another great feature about the Island Hotel is that it’s right next to Fashion Island, an excellent shopping and entertainment destination.
At Barnet Photography we work with our wedding clients to help them create the perfect time line for their event, especially intimate weddings with a small number of guests that do not include a wedding planner. Allowing time to create beautiful images during the wedding day is very important, but we are always aware that it is a wedding, not a photo session so we try to work quickly in a way that is enjoyable for all, including family members.
Here are a few of our favorite images from this wedding that show the different areas of the hotel and features their reception in the main ballroom.
Venue: Island Hotel
Planning: Besharati Group
Hair and Makeup: Design Visage
Catering: House of Kabob
Photography: Barnet Photography