Just like many couples who got engaged right before the pandemic began, their love for each other couldn’t wait - they officially married in an intimate setting on September 4, 2020. However, this small ceremony was more of a formality. The couple couldn’t imagine their special day without their numerous friends and family being there to pop champagne and celebrate! Their solution? A dance-party wedding on their first anniversary!
One year later on September 4, 2021, V&E couple, Dani & Chris, had their exhilarating wedding that represented everything they held dear to their hearts. Venues & Estates strives to recognize the unique qualities of their V&E couples and translate these traits into the creation of dream weddings. For this couple in particular, it just wouldn’t be Dani & Chris without a big, fun-filled dance party by the ocean to celebrate their nuptials. And boy did they deliver! Their celebration created an atmosphere brimming with excitement at a picturesque location that united not only the two when they said, “I do,” but also brought together their friends and family for the awe inspiring occasion.
Keep scrolling to see all of the photos by The IDo Photography featuring the Catalina View Gardens, flowers by Primrose & Petals, and cakes and catering by Silver Service Events, all planned with the help of Venues & Estates.
Dani & Chris looked at several venues with breathtaking landscapes; however, it came as no surprise that the one with the ocean view stole their hearts. Chris is a surfer from Laguna, and Dani grew up with a love of the beach, so it was only fitting that the two decided to incorporate their shared love of the ocean. The natural beauty of V&E’s Pacific View Courtyard in Palos Verdes, CA provided a gorgeous backdrop for the couple’s sophisticated and minimalistic wedding design.
So as not to take away from the stunning coastal scene of Catalina Island, Dani & Chris composed their color palette of neutral tones and greenery matching the landscape of the venue’s vineyards. They included accents of blush florals and hints of matte black throughout their reception.
This particular couple treasured their friends like no other. Not only did the bride and groom have a wedding party of 14, but Dani also had a combination of bridesmaids and brides-men! Dani invited one of her brides-men to take on the role of flower girl, strutting down the aisle with basket in hand. From the first White Claw he pulled from the basket and handed to a seated guest, it was clear that this wedding would be one for the books!
The Couple’s grand entrance truly set the stage for this dance-party reception. The wedding party entered first, showing off their swagger. Then came the couple, smiling ear to ear and waltzing straight into their first dance. This lasted about thirty seconds before the music changed and the wedding party joined the couple in a flash mob-style group dance! From there, the couple, their friends, and their family all danced the night away. It was an evening filled with crowd favorites, and each guest had such a good time that they didn’t want to leave. Literally! The epic dance party with an ocean view wedding was nothing short of what Dani & Chris had dreamed about for their special day.