Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California
Rather than one wedding day, Alicia and Tommy had an incredible two-part wedding that kicked off at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica and ended in an all out second ceremony and reception at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. This beach wedding venue is one of our favorites. A towering Spanish style building overlooks a grassy lawn with incredible views of the Pacific ocean. It is the perfect spot for couples who want a beach wedding without getting sandy.
After Catholic Church wedding in Santa Monica we met an intimate collection of friends and family for a small reception at the beach. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Pacific Coast Highway sat a tiny private beach club. We were smitten with Alicia and Tommy after their deeply meaningful ceremony. It came as no surprise that we fell in love with this little venue too. The club is owned by 40 long-time members who rotate using the small guest house, deck and fire pit.
The second wedding was filled with emotion so we couldn’t help but keep shooting. Alicia’s tearful first look with her dad set the tone. The excitement in the air was palpable and a collection of witty and heart warming speeches rounded out the evening.
Alicia and Tommy are utterly sweet and thanked us throughout the weekend. We have photographed some incredible couples this year, and we can’t wait to share more. Here are just a few of our favorites.
It is a joy to tell love stories for a living and an honor grace the list of preferred photographers at the Bel Air Bay Club. Here are a few favorites from the day.