Wedding recap part 1: Wayfarer’s Chapel

Wayfarer's Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes

Since I’ve started blogging again, I’ve shared that Aaron and I got married four years ago, but I haven’t shared anything about our wedding. So today, I want to share a small glimpse of our California wedding, and I want to focus on the venue.

Aaron and I decided to get married in California for several reasons: 1) August in Texas is HOT and 2) we wanted to create an experience for our guests. That being said, we knew if our Texas friends and family were taking the time and paying the money to come out to California for our wedding, we wanted to do it big.

A friend suggested that we should check out the Wayfarer’s Chapel. If you aren’t familiar….. it’s a glass chapel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Wayfarer's Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes

Known as the “glass church,” architect Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, built this chapel. We loved everything about this chapel. The architecture inside speaks for itself and needs very minimal touches. In fact, they will only let you use their preferred vendor for flowers because this particular vendor knows how to work around causing any damage to the pews. The pews are wooden, which adds to the charm.

Wayfarer's Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes
Ground of the Wayfarer’s Chapel

Some of my favorite wedding photos came from the grounds of the Wayfarer’s Chapel. My parents bought us a brick to keep on the grounds to celebrate the occasion.

Wayfarer's Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes
Me with my mom and my dad during my rehearsal

Now, a couple of things about this particular venue. It can only hold 100 people, which meant we had to be selective with our guest list. The chapel also puts restrictions on photographers, and they can only take photos from select parts of the chapel. But, we went with a photographer who was knowledgeable with these rules, and he did a phenomenal job.

Wayfarer's Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes

But friends, it was such a magical spot. The chapel sits on top of a cliff, nestled in the middle of some gorgeous trees. It is smaller and intimate, but it made for a really special moment for when we said our vows. I’ll never forget that day!

I can’t wait to share some of our other wedding details with you in the coming days!


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