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The Viceroy Santa Monica Wedding : Claire & Robin

October 5, 2017

I met Claire & Robin at their engagement session. Meeting a couple for the first time and going right into a romantic shoot can certainly raise a nerve or two for all beings involved, but it was easy for us. We browsed the Walt Disney Concert Hall,  dodging other couples and photographers and went on a fountain hunt right at sunset. Walking in heels can be rough on pavement so I even lent Claire my sandals. I mean really, how many shoots do you hear of where the newly engaged Miss is wearing the photographers shoes?!?! We all just hit it off.

As we walked Claire told me their love story….

“We met at a friend’s wedding in Aruba.  He was friends with the groom and I worked with the bride.  He impressed me with some horrible dancing, decent magic tricks and a paper rose made out of a bar napkin hours before catching his flight back to Dallas. 

We had our first date the following weekend back in Dallas, a picnic at Shakespeare in the Park,  a few days before Robin was leaving for a 3 month trip to Europe.  The date didn’t end with a goodbye kiss, but Robin asked for a second date in Barcelona.

 I decided to take a chance and met him there 6 weeks later.   He returned from Europe on September 16 and drove straight over from the airport. We have been inseparable ever since.”

On their 3rd anniversary of being by each others side through thick and thin, they decided to make it official and tie the knot. Being that they love to travel and whenever they come to LA they stay at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, it just seemed like the perfect spot, and it was!

The Viceroy Hotel is chic, and elegant with a whimsical undertone. Tessa Lyn Events came on as Claire and Robin’s wedding Planner and designed their perfect day with such beauty and simplicity that even the Viceroy staff was enchanted! It was a most elegant event they had seen there and not a few times I heard them say “THIS is what we are talking about!”!

Surrounded by a close group of friends, who joked that they “made the cut”, and flew in from all over the globe, Claire & Robin laughed, cried, kissed, danced, ate cake and got married.

Congratulations to the both of you! Mr. & Mrs. Mahan.

You are a beautiful model of love for the rest of us to follow!

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Planner:  Tessa Lyn 
Venue: The Viceroy Hotel
Dress: Eddy K Bridal
Shoes: Valentino
Beauty:  Madisen Bocenda
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop 
DJ:  DJ Skemmadox   
Guitarist: Dan Sistos 
Flowers: Bended Knee 
Officiant: Rev. Barbara Laughray 
Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

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