Zack & Nicole

Wednesday, November 7 2012

Married and Celebrated: La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes Estates

Little did Nicole know that when she contacted an acquaintance's neighbor about a car, she was going to get a lot more than a Honda Civic. A few days after she drove off with the car (and Zack’s heart), he called to see how the car was running - and if Nicole would like to have dinner with him. Zack carefully planned a scavenger hunt proposal, complete with rhyming hints to locations significant in their relationship, leading them from Los Angeles to the Central Coast and back to Los Angeles again to dine at their favorite restaurant, where Zack popped the question. Since they were both from the East Coast, they wanted a venue that had So-Cal style with East Coast flair. They found this in the La Venta Inn’s gardens, which were designed by the same team who did Central Park.

The couple wanted an elegant and timeless palette, choosing black and creme with accents of silver and adding a touch of deep red with Black Magic Roses. During the intimate ceremony, right at the moment when the officiant asked for God’s blessing on the couple, the clouds parted and a ray of sunlight shone down on them. Afterwards, guests celebrated with the couple’s signature cocktail - The Honda Civic - and went home with a bottle of Graham’s Reserve Port, chosen to embrace Zack and Nicole's last name as a couple.

Ceremony Site
Herman Au Photography
Wedding Dress
Wedding Cake
Lido Bakery
Floral Designer
Be Buds Florist, Inc
Bridal Boutique
Makeup Artist
Katrine Lieberkind
Groom Formalwear
Calvin Klein
Bridal Shoes
Mambo Shines