An Elegant Ballroom Wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
The outdoor ceremony site with surrounding ocean views, combined with the indoor ballroom embodying elegance and charm, provided the best of both worlds for this romantic wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The venue was the perfect location for Jill Clouse (31 and an administrative assistant/travel coordinator) and Peter Henderson (31 and a pastor) to get married at, since they were looking for a private waterfront spot for a spiritual ceremony and a gorgeous reception space to comfortably seat their 200 guests. Melissa Yocum Photography captured their outdoor ceremony with breathtaking views of the water. The serene backdrop at the stone and iron archway was accented with flower arrangements by Village Florist. Jill wore an off-the-shoulder dress with the bodice accented in lace that matched the skirt's lace overlay, embodying a romantic look for the wedding day. Lush arrangements of pink and white roses accented with bells of Ireland, leaves and branches decorated many corners of the ballroom reception space—from the white fireplace mantels to the dining table centerpieces—including the four-tier wedding cake. Right outside the ballroom, a replica Eiffel Tower was set up for guests to pose with and take pictures in front of, but we loved the deeper meaning of the photo prop shared between Jill and Peter. "On our way home from Ethiopia, we had a six-hour layover in Paris," the couple says. "We had just enough time to rush to the Eiffel Tower and capture some engagement pictures."