Wedding At La Venta Inn In Palos Verdes Estates, CA | Sarah & Brett

Wedding At La Venta Inn

SARAH & BRETT

Locations:

  • Getting ready: La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, CA (bride and groom)
  • Ceremony and reception: La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

Wedding photos at La Venta Inn:

I connected with Sarah and Brett earlier this summer when they contacted me via email about photographing their wedding at La Venta Inn. They were planning an intimate celebration with their closest family and friends at this stunning Palos Verdes Estates private estate, which boasts magnificent views across the Pacific Ocean. After a few emails, they hired me as their wedding photographer, as well as booking Matt for videography (now part of Aevitas Weddings!).

During a virtual meeting, I got to know this easy-going couple better as we went over the final details for their wedding. Sarah and Brett got engaged on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel and love to go camping and traveling together. They wanted their wedding to be stress-free, with no bridal party, and plenty of time to enjoy with their family and friends.

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Sarah and Brett embrace during sunset at their La Venta Inn ceremony site, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

 

Getting ready photos at La Venta Inn:

Matt and I met up at La Venta Inn around 3 pm, ready to capture the final getting ready moments as Sarah and Brett prepared in separate suites. I photographed Sarah putting on her shoes and sharing in a special moment with her grandma, as well as capturing a shot with a dear friend.

The bride was wearing a stunning silver dress and a watch that once belonged to her late father, with a photo of him beside her as she prepared. After capturing a photo of Sarah’s mom helping to secure the bride’s necklace, I grabbed a portrait of her looking radiant beside the French doors of her suite.

I then headed to the suite where Brett was getting ready with his dad and friends, capturing a shot as he opened a watch gifted from his bride. I photographed the groom reading a note from Sarah and sharing in a special moment with his dad, then grabbed a portrait as he checked his watch.

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Capturing a special moment between Sarah and her grandma while getting ready for her wedding at La Venta Inn.

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A portrait of Sarah putting on her wedding shoes while wearing a silver bridal gown in her La Venta Inn suite.

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A portrait of Sarah with one of her closest friends while preparing for her intimate wedding at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah checks the time on her watch, which belonged to her late father, as she prepared for her La Venta Inn wedding.

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Sarah shares a special moment with her grandma while her mom secures her necklace in a suite at La Venta Inn.

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A portrait of Sarah in her stunning silver wedding dress as she prepared for her intimate La Venta Inn wedding.

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Brett’s father helps to put on the groom’s suit jacket as he prepared for his intimate wedding at La Venta Inn.

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A candid photo of Brett reading a note card from his bride on a balcony at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Brett puts on a watch gifted from his bride as he prepared for his Palos Verdes Estates wedding at La Venta Inn.

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Capturing a special moment between Brett and his dad as they prepared for the wedding at La Venta Inn.

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A portrait of Brett checking his watch on a balcony at La Venta Inn as he prepared for his Palos Verdes Estates wedding.

 

Ceremony photos at La Venta Inn:

Sarah and Brett’s wedding ceremony was being held on the grassy lawns of La Venta Inn, which perches above the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes Estates. As the bride was being escorted down the aisle by her brother and mom, I captured Brett’s reaction as the sunset light illuminated the ceremony site.

I photographed Sarah placing a ring on Brett’s finger and the reaction of the bride’s mom as she watched on, then grabbed a wide-angle overlooking the magnificent setting. With Brett’s uncle pronouncing the couple “husband and wife” as the officiant, they sealed their marriage with a kiss and tender embrace before making their recessional walk down the aisle with their dog.

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Sarah being escorted down the aisle by her mom and brother during her sunset wedding at La Venta Inn.

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Capturing Brett’s reaction as he watched Sarah walking down the aisle at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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A candid photo of Sarah placing a ring on Brett’s finger during their sunset wedding ceremony at La Venta Inn.

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Sarah’s mom watches on during the intimate wedding ceremony in the courtyard of La Venta Inn.

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A wide angle shot of Sarah and Brett’s intimate wedding ceremony at La Venta Inn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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A candid photo of Sarah and Brett smiling at one another during their sunset ceremony at La Venta Inn.

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Brett and Sarah kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” during their La Venta Inn wedding ceremony.

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Capturing a tender embrace between Sarah and Brett after becoming officially wed at La Venta Inn.

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Sarah and Brett make their recessional walk down the aisle with their dog at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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The newlyweds kiss during a champagne toast beneath a white arbor at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah and Brett drink champagne with their adorable dog on a garden pathway at La Venta Inn.

 

Portraits at La Venta Inn:

Sarah and Brett enjoyed a champagne toast beneath a white arbor before a short portrait session in the gardens of La Venta Inn. I captured shots of the couple looking lovingly into one another’s eyes and kissing on a garden path, ending with a final shot of them being illuminated by the setting sun at their ceremony site.

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Sarah and Brett look lovingly at one another during their wedding portrait session at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah and Brett kiss on a garden pathway during their sunset wedding portrait session at La Venta Inn.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Sarah and Brett during their La Venta Inn wedding portrait session.

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Sarah and Brett share a laugh during their garden wedding portrait session at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Brett kisses Sarah on the cheek during their romantic wedding portrait session at La Venta Inn.

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Sarah leads Brett along a garden path during their sunset wedding portrait session at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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The newlyweds embrace in front of La Venta Inn during their intimate wedding at Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah and Brett kiss overlooking the Pacific Ocean during cocktail hour at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

 

Reception photos at La Venta Inn:

The couple wanted to keep things low-key, so instead of a grand entrance, they kicked off their wedding reception with a “thank you” speech to their guests. During dinner, there were emotional toasts from Brett’s uncle (who spoke on behalf of the groom’s late mom) and Sarah’s brothers (who spoke on behalf of their late dad), with few dry eyes left in the room.

After their cake-cutting ceremony, the couple performed parental dances with their respective in-laws before enjoying a dance together. Young and old then hit the dance floor to celebrate the new union, with some playful antics to capture. We ended the night with a photo of Sarah and Brett being lifted above the dance floor during the Horah chair dance, surrounded by their family and friends.

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The couple make a “thank you” speech for their wedding guests during the intimate reception at La Venta Inn.

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A candid photo of Brett’s uncle making an emotional reception speech at La Venta Inn.

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Capturing Brett’s emotional reaction during his uncle’s reception speech at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah’s brothers make a reception speech on behalf of their late father during the wedding at La Venta Inn.

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Sarah and Brett share a laugh during a speech at their wedding reception at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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The couple embrace during their cake-cutting ceremony in the intimate dining room of La Venta Inn.

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Sarah dances with her father-in-law during the intimate wedding reception at La Venta Inn.

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Brett dances with his mother-in-law during the intimate wedding reception in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Sarah and Brett dance, surrounded by their family and friends, during the intimate La Venta Inn wedding reception.

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Sarah’s grandma and aunt enjoying the wedding reception at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Capturing a playful moment on the dance floor between Sarah and her friend at La Venta Inn.

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Two young wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.

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A father and daughter enjoying the festivities during Sarah and Brett’s wedding reception at La Venta Inn.

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A candid photo of wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during the La Venta Inn reception.

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Sarah and Brett are lifted above the dance floor on chairs during the Horah at their La Venta Inn wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at La Venta Inn:

It was such an honor to be selected as the photographer to capture Sarah and Brett’s intimate wedding at La Venta Inn and connect with such a fun-loving couple. I know they’re off to Japan for their honeymoon, so I hope they have an amazing time celebrating their new life as “husband and wife” and want to thank them for trusting in Aevitas Weddings to capture their special day.

November 13, 2019

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