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April 2, 2020 - 7 comments

Point Vicente Interpretive Center Summer Wedding

Summer Wedding at Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Sonia and Graham knew right away that their wedding needed to be at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes, CA. It was a perfect location for their wedding count of 100 guests and close to where they were living. With it being so close, Sonia and Graham would often picnic in the area leading up to their wedding. Point Vicente Interpretive Center offers a ceremony location, great views of the ocean and light house, ample parking and not to mention indoor and outdoor reception space.

Point Vicente Interpretive Center an intimate wedding venue in Plalos Verdes

Coastal Wedding Invitation

Invitations are always the first thing your guests see that will give them some insight on what to expect for your wedding day. Sonia and Graham decided they wanted to keep it eco friendly and sent out invitations via Greenvelope. The process was so easy that we now often suggest it to our clients for Save the Dates and wedding invites! You can quickly send any updates to your guests with a click of a button, track RSVPs and remind people gently that the deadline is coming up to say yes or no. Not to mention, it's a great way to collect  updated addresses for future invitations, thank you or holiday cards.

eco friendly invitations for a wedding by the beach

custom his and her vow books and rings

First Look at Terranea Resort

We love a first look! I often recommend them to the client who is a bit looking for an intimate moment on their wedding day. It allows for a moment together to take it all in. You're about to get married so why not share a drink, a tear and a kiss before? Sonia and Graham chose to stay at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes the weekend of their wedding! It was the perfect get away and staycation before, during and after the wedding! They were both able to get ready in their suite with friends and family plus do a first look on the grounds.

A bride and groom's first look at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes

A vintage car for a wedding getaway

A bride and groom sit in the back of a vintage car for a wedding in Palos Verdes

A bride and groom sit in the back of a vintage car on their wedding day in Palos Verdes

Friends Who Get Things Done

You can tell Sonia and Graham have created a great community of friends. Get yourself a best man who's also your hype man (see photo below). They're friends helped set the vibe of the wedding the entire day! From chauffeuring them in an antique car, to hyping up the first kiss as Mr. & Mrs., to baking the most beautiful pie! To be honest, I really enjoyed my time planning their wedding with them as well. They are some of the kindest people I have come across and a lot of fun. It made planning a breeze and the wedding day so much fun for the entire team too.

Point Vicente Interpretive Center ceremony in Palos Verdes, CA

Point Vicente Interpretive Center intimate wedding reception

Choreographed Dances

Sonia is a dancer, which is so fun, as she wanted to incorporate that in her wedding day. She surprised everyone with a dance performance with friends! It was the perfect way to get the dance party started... It also helps when most of the crowd knows how to dance and your friend is the DJ.

A bride surprises the crowed with a choreographed dance sequence at her wedding in Palos Verdes

Decor & Personal Details

Sonia and Graham did a great job incorporating personal touches throughout their wedding day. Their bar offered signature drinks dedicated to their pup, Moose, and their travel trailer they built by hand. The welcome table was fully equipped with travel themed decor as well as a polaroid camera and guest book for guests to sign. The reception tables were lined with beautiful colored glassware, floral arrangements and handmade place cards at each setting.

Point Vicente Interpretive Center adventurous and creative wedding reception decor

a custom bar menu for a wedding at Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Wedding days like Sonia & Graham are always a simple reminder of why we do what we do. We get to create a special moment for a couple who deserve nothing but happiness and love in a place that they visit often with friends and family they adore.

As we all know, it takes a team to pull off such a fun day. Thanks to the people we worked with on Sonia & Graham's wedding day!

A bride, wearing a BHLDN dress, and groom posing in front of the ocean at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes

Wedding Vendor Team

Venue: Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Photography: Randi Kokis
Catering: Jay's Catering
Florals: Love Her Madl
Glassware: Dish Wish