Ryan+Heidi —

Married at The Bel Air Bay Club

One evening Heidi slid into our dms casually asking us if we were available for a Friday wedding. In three weeks. Quick back story, some days Heidi is a wedding coordinator and we've tried working together before but for one reason or another it never worked out. So we were excited to hear from her but also cautious — like who is this couple? Did the original photographer leave them hanging? Do they even like our stuff and really want to work with us or were they just wanting anyone at the last hour? ⁠⁠
Heidi proceeded to tell us "a little about Ryan and I". How they met and fell in love on the spot, how they started with a long distance relationship...(a lot of personal stuff)...and how they had been planning a big wedding back home in the east coast on New Year's Eve — but then their venue cancelled. They were ready to officially celebrate their union so they called all local venues to see what was available. Nothing. Until a cancellation happened at The Bel Air Bay Club. That was three weeks away. ⁠⁠
Honestly, she had us at Ryan and I. But learning more about her and him and them. It was a done deal for us. ⁠⁠
They were ready for a messy, perfect day and we were all in alongside for the ride.⁠⁠

SPOILER — it was more perfect than messy. ⁠⁠

getting ready at the bel air bay club
getting ready at the bel air bay club
wedding at the bel air bay club
wedding at bel air bay club pacific palisades
married at the bel air bay club
bel air bay club wedding portraits

Vendors —

Photography: Joe+Kathrina
Venue: Bel Air Bay Club
Flowers: By the Bride
Dress: Lihi Hod from NWLA Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Cake: Half Baked Co
DJ: Second Song