All Posts in Point Vicente Interpretive Center Wedding

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

February 24, 2018 - 13 comments

Colorful Indian-American Fusion Wedding in Palos Verdes, CA

By now you know that getting photo galleries back from wedding photographers is more exciting to me than Christmas morning. Seeing every wedding come to life is one of our favorite parts of our job.  You can imagine my excitement when I opened Robyn and Proteek's colorful Palos Verdes wedding gallery. FYI, their photographer, Bernadette of Bramble and Vine shot for 11 hours!

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bride and groom dance under bistro lights point vicente

Getting Ready by the Ocean

If you've never been to Palos Verdes, it's what I like the call, the "country side" of Los Angeles. What I mean by that is that it's full of great woodsy areas, hiking trails and horses (!). It just feels like we're out in the wilderness. Don't get me wrong, Palos Verdes also happens to be right on the coast too and has some of the most gorgeous ocean views. The drive along the coast there will take your breath away. The bride and groom rented a beautiful AirBnB near the South Coast Botanic Garden as their getting ready spot and it was stunning! For a closer look at the botanic garden, take a look at my engagement photo session.

invitation suite for coastal fusion wedding in Palos verdes

Emerald Monzon doing makeup on bride for fusion indian wedding in palos verdes

sengha and jewelry pieces for hindu wedding

fusion indian american wedding with bride getting ready in traditional indian gown

fusion wedding with bride getting in to red and gold lehenga

henna tattoo on bride's hands for hindu ceremony

Hindu Ceremony in the Garden

We had two ceremonies, two wardrobe changes, two first looks and one reception overlooking the ocean in Palos Verdes. Now that's a party! Robyn and Proteek chose to celebrate both of their cultures by starting the day with a Hindu ceremony at the South Coast Botanic Garden. If you are planning a wedding with multiple venues and wardrobe changes, maintaining your budget is an important part of the planning process. To make things easier, use our free Wedding Budget Guide.

hindu ceremony with mandap at south Coast botanic garden

hindu ceremony mothers walking down aisle to mandap with simple green garland

hindu ceremony with bride covering her eyes with leaves

hindu ceremony outdoors under simple mandap at south coast botanic garden

groom greets bride for hindu ceremony in garden

groom touches brides heart during hindu ceremony

mothers and aunts cover bride during hindu ceremony

The detail that goes into the traditional lehenga's are jaw dropping. Take a look at what the bride and groom wore. How beautiful are these?!

Wardrobe change: gown and suit

After the Hindu ceremony, the bride and groom had a wardrobe change back at the cute AirBnB. Moments later, they surprised each other with a First Look (or do we call this a Second Look?) in their American wedding outfits.

brides edgy glam Badgley Mishka shoes and earrings

henna tattoo on american bride in wedding gown

first look down old brick stairs and green vines on wall

bride and groom overlooking palos verdes at beautiful home

American Ceremony by the cliffs

I'm telling you, this Palos Verdes wedding experienced some of the most beautiful sceneries. Guests got to see a garden for the first portion of the day and then drove just 15 minutes away for a completely different view! The Point Vicente Interpretive Center was where Robyn and Proteek chose to have their 2nd ceremony and reception. You're about to see why they picked it.

cliffside scene of palos verdes at the point vicente interpretive center wedding

simple two post arch with fabric and garland for ocean side ceremony

bride and father walk down aisle along the cliffs in palos verdes

bride and groom kiss at wedding at point vicente interpretive center

Wedding Reception overlooking the ocean

It keeps getting better! Thanks to all the great vendors on this team, we transformed the quaint reception room into a beautiful wedding reception hall. DJ Jack Farmer kept the party going under the stars outside after dinner and the light ocean breeze kept everyone nice and cool. Another thing I loved about this wedding was that the first part of the day was full of decorations, colors and details. The reception was very classy and elegant but simple and not over-the-top. When you're planning a fusion wedding, I think it's a great idea to have a balance of both the minimal and very glammed up decor. Here are some of our wedding day must-haves for any reception!

indoor wedding room at Point Vicente Interpretive Center

sweetheart table with green garland and gold plates

silk flower sweetheart table backdrop

bright pink peonies and gold chargers on round tables with white linens

bright pink flowers on center of round table for wedding

cocktail outside on patio of point vicente interpretive center

We did the Grand Entrance on the outdoor patio of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in hopes that we would see some whales go by (we didn't) and then couldn't resist going into a mini dance party!

grand entrance patio point vicente interpretive center

colorful spring bouquet for wedding in Palos Verdes

first dance with bistro lights in palos verdes

gold and white cake with You're My Favorite cake topper

dessert table with gold and white cake at Point Vicente Interpretive Center

macarons on wedding dessert table

guests dancing the night away at wedding

That's the end of this Palos Verdes Wedding. Inspired by this day? Check out this whimsical wedding day at the same ceremony site.

Photographer Bramble and Vine Photography // DJ Jack Farmer // Makeup Makeup by Emerald // Florals Floret Moon Design // Ceremony venue South Coast Botanic Garden // Rentals Choura Events and Kismet Events // Reception venue Point Vicente Interpretive Center // Catering + Bar Jay's Catering // Photobooth Rowdy Booth //

August 4, 2017 - 6 comments

Sneak Peek: Robyn + Proteek’s Palos Verdes Wedding


As I'm writing, I'm listening to a little Spotify station I call "Booty Swing" (just trust me, it's amazing) and devouring an unhealthy amount of cheese and crackers. Just another Thursday night! But really, I'm not complaining one bit because I got a few sneak peeks back from Robyn and Proteek's breathtaking Palos Verdes wedding and I get to share them with you!

I can't wait to tell you all about the details that went into this wedding. For now, I'll just mention that Robyn and Proteek had a Hindu ceremony at the South Coast Botanic Garden where their friends and family were surrounded by so much natural beauty and vibrant colors.

hindu ceremony with mandaap palos verdes

Following this was a wardrobe change and the western ceremony by the cliffs of Palos Verdes at the Point Vincente Interpretive Center. As we got close to the coast, the hot sun disappeared behind the clouds and made for some really amazing photos.

palos verdes cliffs

The partied continued at this coastal venue where guests got to enjoy cocktails and a full dinner reception inside that cozy Interpretive Center and end the night by dancing under the stars!

bride and groom grand entrance palos verdes

Point Vicente Interpretive Center wedding reception

bride and groom dance under bistro lights point vicente

bride and groom by palos verdes cliff

A full post with all the photos and wedding details coming soon!

Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photographer Bramble and Vine Photography (Bernadette Madden) // Flowers Floret Moon Design // Makeup Makeup by Emerald M // Hair Ashlee Rivara // Venues South Coast Botanic Garden and Point Vicente Interpretive Center // DJ Jack C. Farmer // Catering Jay's Catering // Rentals Choura Events and Kismet Event Designs // Wedding Gown Aria Dress // Lengha Dreams Collection