It was a crisp and clear day for a wedding in Manhattan Beach, the weather was gorgeous. Lauren and Patrick chose Verandas Beach House (a private beach house with a beautiful outdoor space and elegant, modern indoor space) because they wanted the best of both worlds: a gorgeous ceremony in a lush, natural setting and then a party in a private, modern space. Their wedding was romantic and intimate. Guests roamed the grounds, mingling, playing garden games and dancing up stairs. Kids and family played a important role in this wedding. Patricks nieces were the flower girls, and very much an important part of the day. The outdoor setting allowed us to easily sweep away Patrick and Lauren for some private photos down at the beach just after the ceremony. One of Lauren’s favorite details were her shoes, ‘ancient greek sandals’ with gold details and little wings over the ankles. She was truly a gorgeous bride.