A Traditional Elegant Wedding at Los Verdes Golf Course in Palos Verdes, California
David Smith (27 and a physician) and Kate Wells (26 and a physician) met while studying in the library during their first year of medical school. The two hit it off and became instantly inseparable. On a vacation to Kate's hometown in Oregon, David suggested a hike with a surprise picnic. Little did Kate know the picnic wasn't the big surprise as she reached into the basket looking for chocolate, and instead pulled out a ring! The wedding was held at the Los Verdes Golf Course, located in Palos Verdes where Kate had spent most of her childhood visiting her grandmother. The ceremony was held outside by the cliffs to the live music of a string quartet and the beautiful sunset lighting up the area. Friends and family then moved over for the outdoor cocktail hour, full of delicious passed appetizers like beef baguette, before heading into the country club ballroom for the reception. The venue was elegantly decorated in a color palette of white, ivory and gold on ornate tablecloths and ivory rose centerpieces. Softly lit trees lined the room for a graceful pop of color against the classic decor. After the traditional sit down dinner, guests joined the bride and groom in a night of dancing and catching up with old friends and family.