Wedding At Tiato In Santa Monica, CA | Sarah & Bobby

Wedding At Tiato



  • Ceremony and reception: Tiato in Santa Monica, CA


Wedding photos at Tiato:

In early December, I had the immense pleasure of photographing the wedding of Sarah and Bobby at the stunning Tiato in Santa Monica, California. As a wedding photographer, not only is my job made easier when I have such a wonderful bride and groom to work with, but also when the wedding venue is as magnificent as Tiato, with its lush outdoor garden courtyard and chic dining interior. When I look back at Sarah and Bobby’s wedding at Tiato, there were just so many amazing moments that took place.

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The bride and groom share an intimate moment in the dramatically-lit interior of the Palihouse boutique beach lodge.


Getting ready photos at Palihouse Santa Monica:

The day began at the stunning boutique beach lodge, the Palihouse, with its Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture. Here I had the opportunity to capture some intimate Palihouse wedding portraits as the bridal party were getting ready and record some of those special moments that are just as much a part of any wedding day as the ceremony and reception.

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Sarah admiring her wedding dress within one of the elegant rooms of the Palihouse boutique beach lodge.

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Bobby fixing his tie within a room at the Palihouse, each of which is decorated with beautiful antique furnishings and fittings.

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A groomsman assists bobby as they prepare to head from the Palihouse to the wedding venue at Tiato.

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The bridesmaids admiring Sarah’s engagement ring at the Palihouse boutique beach lodge.

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Sarah putting on her earrings before the bridal party departed the Palihouse for Tiato.

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Bobby checking the time at the Palihouse as he waits patiently for the wedding ceremony.

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The groom’s dad gives some final words of encouragement in Bobby’s final moments as an unmarried man.

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The bridesmaids help to style Sarah’s bridal gown as they prepare for the wedding ceremony at the Palihouse.

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The bride’s father reads a card she has written for him in the final moments before her wedding ceremony.

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The bride, Sarah, sharing an emotional moment with her father at the Palihouse before the depart for the wedding ceremony at Tiato.


Pre-ceremony portraits at Palihouse Santa Monica:

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The bride steps outside to see her groom for the first time that day at the entrance to the Palihouse.

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The bride and groom taking their first glimpses of each other at the Palihouse on their wedding day.

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Sharing an intimate moment in a low lit room of the Palihouse before their wedding ceremony at Tiato.

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The natural light coming through the windows at the Palihouse created an ideal wedding photography setting.

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The bride and groom outside the entrance to the Palihouse as they prepare to depart for their wedding ceremony at Tiato.

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A candid wedding portrait of the bridal party before departing the Palihouse for the wedding ceremony at Tiato.


Ceremony photos at Tiato:

From there we moved on to Tiato for the ceremony within their spectacular garden courtyard, which was beautifully lit as night slowly descended. With strong contrasts between the bride’s white dress and the bold black of the groomsmen and bridesmaids, I feel like these Tiato wedding ceremony photos really highlight the beautifully-decorated surroundings.

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A sneak peak into the bride’s dressing room at Tiato before the wedding ceremony began.

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The bride, Sarah, walking down the aisle in Tiato’s courtyard garden with her father.

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The bride and groom exchange rings during the wedding ceremony in the courtyard garden of Tiato.

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A wide angle shot of the wedding ceremony taking place at dusk within the beautifully-lit courtyard garden at Tiato.

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Newly married and celebrating their commitment, backed by the wedding arch of Tiato’s garden courtyard.

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Bobby and Sarah are warmly received by their family and friends as a newly married couple.


Reception photos at Tiato:

The wedding reception was also held at Tiato, with guests having dinner right outside where the ceremony had been held earlier. Later on in the evening, everyone moved inside, illuminated with soft lighting and with plenty of room for a dance floor.

From Sarah and Bobby’s first dance to the cake cutting, I was really aiming to capture the celebratory spirit of this event with these Tiato wedding reception photos and just how much fun all the guests were having. Sarah had changed into a vibrant red dress, creating a fantastic palate for me to work with as a wedding photographer, and I really feel that the wedding photos from this special day are filled with the joy it exuded.

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The bride and groom share their first dance within the interior dining room of Tiato in Santa Monica.

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A bridesmaid delivers her toast to the newly married couple as the wedding reception begins at Tiato.

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The bride enjoying a dance with her father on the Tiato dance floor – a perfect wedding venue in Santa Monica.

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After changing into a vibrant red dress, the bride shares a moment with her girlfriends in the courtyard at Tiato.

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A young member of the wedding learns a few moves as the reception kicks off at Tiato.

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Getting down on the dance floor at Tiato was not for the faint-hearted!

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An inquisitive child sees temptation in the chocolates and photos on display during the wedding reception at Tiato.

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The bride and groom cutting the cake during their wedding reception at Tiato, Santa Monica.

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A candid wedding photograph of the dance floor action taking place at Tiato during Sarah and Bobby’s reception.

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Bobby cheekily removing Sarah’s garter on the dance floor at Tiato during their wedding reception.

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The groom tosses the wedding garter over his head to the waiting bachelors during the wedding reception at Tiato.

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Capturing all the dance floor antics during Bobby and Sarah’s wedding reception at Tiato.

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The bride and her bridesmaids getting down on the dance floor during the Tiato reception.

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A cheeky wedding portrait from the photo booth that was set up at Bobby and Sarah’s Tiato reception.

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Sharing an intimate moment between the bride and groom within the magically-lit wedding courtyard of Tiato.


Wedding photos at Tiato:

I want to thank Sarah and Bobby for hiring me as their Santa Monica wedding photographer and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

December 10, 2015


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