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La Venta Inn Summer Wedding

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.


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.

Photography: Ryon:Lockhart Photography | Floral Design: BeBuds | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Cake: Mayer's Bakery | Shoes: Chanel | Catering: New York Food Company | DJ: VoxDJs | Groom Suit: Burberry | Hair/Makeup: Absolutely Beautiful | La Venta Inn: La Venta Inn

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Palos Verdes Garden Wedding from Figlewicz Photography

It doesn’t get much more romantic than saying “I Do” against a beautiful garden backdrop – and this breathtaking South Coast Botanic Gardens affair captured by Figlewicz Photography is proving that point time and time again.  A sweeter than sweet ceremony followed by a drop-dead gorgeous night of al fresco dining, it’s one image another filled with beautiful blooms from Parties & Petals and a bundle of love-filled moments between the cutest ever Mr. and Mrs.  See soooo much more right here.

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From Figlewicz PhotographyEverything about Diana and Pat’s wedding was so distinctly them. Their style is incredibly unique and absolutely amazing. It seemed as though everything in this wedding represented that cool and artsy side of Diana and Pat. It’s a whimsical, garden wedding that almost seemed like it was out of a fairytale. I don’t even know if they recognized it, but from our point of view, everything on the other side of the lens was gorgeous and unlike any other wedding we have shot. Obviously, every wedding is different, but there was something extremely captivating about Diana and Pat’s overall look that we have quite simply fallen in love with.

Wedding Photography: Figlewicz Photography / Wedding Venue: South Coast Botanic Gardens in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California / Wedding Coordination: Vala Events / Floral Design: Parties & Petals / Catering: Event Professionals / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Stationery: DIY by the Bride / Music: Vala Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal via Mary Me Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Bride’s Flower Hair Accessory: La Blanc Fleur / Hair + Makeup: Beach Bridal Beauty / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBG Max Azria / Groom’s Suit: Custom by Indochino / Men’s Ties: Penguin

Palos Verdes Estates Wedding at La Venta Inn Wedding from Inviting Occasion

I just love a bride who sees a vintage cigar box and thinks: ring bearer box, I want to be her! There’s more where that came from. With help from Inviting Occasion, this couple created a vintage chic wedding day that include an impressive array of perfectly mismatched flowers, stylish sweets from Lido Bakery & New York Food Company  and original invites by Minted. Luckily, there are so many more Amanda Bevington Modern Photography images to lust over in  full gallery here. 

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From Inviting OccasionKristy and Dave were married at the magical La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Their day was filled with lots of vintage charm and many special DIY touches from the bride that honored family and friends. Each thoughtful detail was created with love, and LOVE most certainly surrounded this very special couple on their wedding day!

The bride found a vintage cigar box from the ’20s at an antique shop, then made it into a ring bearer box. It was decorated by the best man’s wife, Anja Buehring. Vintage Pepsi and RC bottles filled with beach sand from in front of the bride and groom’s house honored the bride’s grandmother and groom’s mother, who had passed away, during the ceremony and symbolized the families uniting. The bride’s grandmother’s rosary and a vintage brooch from her mother-in-law were placed on the bridal bouquet. Vintage skeleton keys from BHLDN were made into guests table seating assignments and hung on a small tree. Beneath the tree was a hand-made quilt from the bride’s cousin, Tonya Albers, made with pictures of groom’s mother and bride’s grandmother. Etsy wish tags of birds kissing hung on the tree during the reception for wishes for the bride and groom. Vintage anniversary clocks donated by groom’s stepfather were displayed with old family photos over the fireplace.

Wedding Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography / Wedding Venue: La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, California / Event Design: The Bride + Inviting Occasion / Event Planning: The Bride / Floral Design: Inviting Occasion / Officiant: Deidra Gray-Breijo / Wedding Cinematography: Gary Chan of Perfect [Fit] Studios / Wedding Cake: Lido Bakery + New York Food Company / Wedding Invitations: Minted / String Trio: Naples Chamber Ensembles / DJ: Spring Austin of Skyline Entertainment / Accommodations: Terranea Resort / Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender / Bride’s Jewelry: Nadri / Hair + Makeup: Ultra Lux Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Flower Girls’ Dresses: US Angels / Groomsmen’s Suits: Mattucci Tailors / Men’s Suspenders + Ties: Penguin / Groom’s Buffalo Cufflinks: David Donahue / Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss

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