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Malibu, California Ranch Wedding: Virpi & Monika

Virpi & Monika

Derek Chad Photography

August 20, 2016

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Virpi and Monika’s friends and family came from all over to celebrate their marriage – from San Diego to Finland! The two met while living in San Francisco through mutual friends at a St. Patrick’s Day brunch. Virpi proposed at Santa Monica Beach. Monika thought they were going for a casual stroll until Virpi asked her to wait while she set up their location. Once she walked over, Monika found a book labeled, “Our adventure book,” with pictures of their time together. The last page read “Things we will do together,” with a ring tied to the page. The page said, “Will you marry me? Check yes or no.”

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: Derek Chad Photography // Event Venue: Calamigos Ranch // Cake Designer: Crumb Fairy Bakery // Floral Designer: Happy Flowers inc. // Event Planner: Jackie Hsu (for Amber Events) // Hair Stylist: Julie Daniel Hair // Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero // Dress Store: Pebbles Bridal // Makeup Artist: Tammy Yi // Transportation: TCS, Inc. // Apparel: Vera Wang // DJ & Photo Booth: VOX DJs

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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