La Venta Inn Summer Wedding
May 3, 2014
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Is there anything better than a summer wedding on the California coastline? Answer: not much! Just have a look at this La Venta Inn affair so beautifully captured by Ryon:Lockhart Photography. It's the epitome of So Cal lovin' but this is only the tip of the iceberg, my friends. Click here for sooooo much more.
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From the Bride... From the minute we were engaged, we knew that we wanted to be married along one of Southern California’s sprawling shorelines, and when we toured La Venta Inn on a perfectly clear October afternoon, we knew that it was the place we wanted to start the rest of our lives together. With a sweeping view of Santa Monica bay and the entire city of Los Angeles behind the sloping green lawn, there aren’t many places as picturesque for a wedding. But on the day of, the sky was a drab gray, with fog covering most of the city skyline. I couldn’t help but think - of course we’re getting married on one of the city’s few cloudy days - but was determined to make the most of the day no matter what the weather brought.

Then, about 10 minutes before the ceremony began, the clouds dissipated and the clearest blue skies appeared, and the view we fell in love with was more beautiful than we’d ever seen. As my dad walked me down the aisle and I locked eyes with my husband to be, nothing else mattered. We had a short, intimate ceremony, exchanging vows we wrote and sealing love letters in a wine box to be opened a decade later. We sipped champaign, avoided smashing cake in each others faces, and laughed as hard as we ever have at our all of the heartfelt speeches. The city lights shined bright all night as our wedding guests helped us celebrate in style.

We had high expectations for our wedding and they were definitely exceeded above and beyond. The room was painted with candle light. The tables were lined with vintage burlap and lace runners, with blush and ivory florals sprinkled throughout the room. Our vendors took our vision and turned it into something so special, our wedding night was certainly the best night of our lives. I’m so grateful to have worked with each and every one of them, especially Sarah and Tim from Ryon:Lockhart Photography for capturing every single detail with such precision and magic.

Not many people can say they wouldn’t change a single detail of their wedding, but we were lucky enough to have the most perfect day. From Italy to Florida, friends and family visited from all over the world. It was a truly marvelous feeling to know that this was one of the only times in my life where everyone I loved would be in one room together. That feeling will stay with me forever.