Wayfarers Chapel / Point Vicente Interpretive Palos Verdes Wedding / Rachelle + Jonathan


My three favorite Palos Verdes venues, Wayfarers Chapel, Terranea and Point Vicente Interpretive Center. What a dream this wedding was from start to finish. Rachelle + Jonathan have been dating for ten year so their friends and family were thrilled for them. It was a perfect day with lots of style, Korean culture, color and dancing.

Words from the bride:
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. Just take a look at the sheer number of vendors in Southern California and it will quickly overwhelm you. Searching for the perfect team for our wedding day was not easy, but it helped that our vendors had invaluable experience in the wedding industry and were well acquainted with our venue. In our case, multiple venues.

From Wayfarers Chapel to Terranea Resort and Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Carissa and her team knew the logistics of each location and how to capture all of our optimal angles in bomb lighting. Our wedding day was hectic, but we had the perfect balance of getting all the necessary shots with our loved ones and scenery, while also being present in the moment. This was made possible by Carissa’s team, because they were familiar with shooting at our locations. Industry knowledge has that kind of power.

It also helps the creative process if everyone gets along and you vibe well with your vendors. Everyone worked together beautifully to pull off this stunning day for us and we all had fun doing it too! Our wedding day was perfect. At the end of the night, we went around to extend our gratitude, especially to our hard working vendors. We felt so accomplished, and also very thankful to everyone for throwing such an incredible event and helping us capture some unforgettable memories. It gave us all the feels, because teamwork really does make the dream work!

The Dream Team: Photography + Video: Carissa Woo Photography / Wedding Planner and Florist: Karen Sartori / Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery / Transportation Hilltop Limousine / Master of Ceremonies and Wedding Singer: JK Wedding Events - Jimmy Koh / DJ: Kevin Kim / Photobooth: Vox DJs Tania Birker / Pyebaek Korean Ceremony: Hanbok Bidanhyang : Hair and Makeup: Bright Crystal Weddings

Carissa Woo