This gorgeous duo obviously wanted to be as close to the heavens as they could get – with both a gorgeous clifftop wedding ceremony overlooking Palos Verdes beach AND a rooftop soiree celebration nonetheless. Sarah Becker Photography was there to capture their laid-back sense of luxury, the sweeping ocean views and snap a bunch of fun-loving maids and grooms – all which help create a slice of wedding heaven they will remember for a lifetime!
From the Photographer:
Joel is my husband Luke’s oldest friend. They have been best friends since they met at the age of nine, and 90% of Luke’s childhood memories include Joel in some way (maybe more!). I got to know Joel when we spent a summer together in Maryland during college, and was unsurprised to realize that we shared many similar personality traits!
Joel moved to Los Angeles after graduating college a couple years ago and has both struggled and thrived in his new city. Kat is from Kentucky, and packed up her belongings in a car and headed out west just a few months before she met Joel. The day after they met, Joel called Luke and said “I think I’m going to marry this girl I met last night, her name is Katherine.” What followed was a sweet, sweet story culminating in their wedding day this past weekend!
Since Joel + Kat met in Los Angeles, it was fitting that they married there. They both came to follow their dreams, and although that journey is underway, they weren’t expecting to find each other! We were able to spend several days exploring Los Angeles with them and after their wedding as well it is simply obvious that they belong there! They have such a strong community around them, it really warmed our hearts to see!
We started the day at Joel’s apartment where the girls got ready (and where Kat had to borrow some socks – you’ll see in a minute!) and made our way to the ocean for the ceremony at Wayfarer’s Chapel, a glass chapel nestled among trees on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Gosh, that place is GORGEOUS! And the view is astounding. It was a dream to photograph! After the ceremony we headed back to Joel’s apartment for a party on the roof. It was such a special day, and I’m so honored to know Joel + Kat – and also to have photographed their wedding!