Wow! What a beautiful wedding Michelle and Ben had! We started off at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes for the ceremony. For those of you who haven’t been there before, it is a gorgeous chapel overlooking the ocean with windows on all sides! Stunning. Afterwards, we headed down the road a bit to Palos Verdes Estates to another fabulous venue, La Venta Inn. Again — mind blowing views overlooking Los Angeles.

Even more special than the great venues and beautiful views though, was the happy couple. Michelle and Ben had been friends for about 10 years. They were one of those couples that everyone wonders, “why aren’t they together?” So you could imagine what a celebration it was for them to finally join together in marriage. Their family and friends flew in from all over the world to celebrate with them.

 

 

The beautiful bride awaiting the ceremony…

Daddy with his little girl right before he walked her down the aisle…

 

 

You gotta love the ring bearer!! He was a riot all day long!

 

 

 

Had fun catching a shot of the flower girl playing tag with the ring bearer after the ceremony!

 

 

 

 

Gotta love the infrared!

 

The pathway at Wayfarer’s Chapel is made of bricks that are engraved with the names and dates of those who have been married there.

 

 

Some shots from La Venta Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a wedding venue in LA with a gorgeous view–this just might be it!

 

Aren’t they so adorable! I love how they truly enjoy laughing together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations, Michelle & Ben! We wish you much love and happiness! May you stay warm and cuddled up in blankets up there in Alaska!