Wayfarers Chapel is the most beautiful church in Southern California. This glass church is breathtaking and it is an architect’s dream! The church has glass and stone geometric designs and offers specular natural light throughout the church. The Wayfarer’s chapel’s stunning beauty is an ideal location for your dream wedding.
Wayfarers Chapel is located atop the cliff of the Pacific Ocean with dazzling waterfront views across from the luxury Terreana Resort and Golf course and Abalone Cove.
The stunning Church was built in 1959 and was Designed by Lloyd Wright. The oceanfront wedding venue is located on 3.5 acres of lush green lawns with rich plants and foliage. The Wayfarers Chapel is a picture perfect site with its elegant glass structure as the centerpiece of this beautiful venue. What really makes this venue the most wonderful is that blends in seamlessly with its nature, it’s landscape and it’s environment. The sun glistens into the chapel onto the stone waterfall at the altar of which the Lord’s Prayer are etched.
There’s no need for additional decoration or flower arrangements inside of the chapel as the decor itself has emphasized its surrounding natural beauty. If you are looking for the most beautiful church in Southern California then you have found it!
EMILIE + JOSHUA MEDLER
Emilie’s mom mentioned she wondered why her daughter wanted to come all this way, to California but as she stared at the chapel, she said she finally understood why. This venue is spectacular! It really is the most beautiful wedding venue and church.
Emilie and Josh and their families traveled all the way to Palos Verdes from Germany, Sweeden, Mexico, Norway and across the United States.
How We Met
(AS TOLD BY JOSH MEDLER)
One sunny day in Pasadena, California (although It’s Always Sunny in California), there was a college by the name of Pasadena City College. Every year, it would have a magical day, on which all international students would get to know the college and each other. It was called International Student Orientation. Students of all ages and nations would come to start their student career at PCC, and among others, so did the two heroes of our story, Emilie J.H. Melder and Joshua Mentrup, in the year of 2014.
Although at first not realizing that they were meant to be, they soon started a conversation that should seal their fate on the corner of Bonnie and Colorado. While their skin slowly turned red from the heating California sun, they talked for hours about this and that and decided they would be friends. The weeks following this conversation strengthened their friendship so that they would be inseparable from this moment on. They spent America’s most beloved holiday, 4th July, together, founded a club for other students, the couple became part of the bigger picture by joining the Associated Students, and even celebrated their birthdays together (not just because their birthdays are right after each other!).
These two beautiful people know every single thing there is to know about the other and even finished each other’s thoughts and sentences. They went through good times and bad times, fell in love, and realized that they were supposed to be with one another. Which leads us to today, where the two lovebirds decided to announce their inseparability by getting married, sharing their love with the world, and living happily ever after.
Bride and groom rings
Bride and Groom portraits with the amazing glass church in the background
The groomsmen looking distinguished framed by the trees
Here is a close up of the handsome groom and groomsmen
I love that I was able to capture an intimate moment where Emilie and Josh just took a moment to rest and relax and soak in their marriage vows. This really shows me how much they made the wedding about their love for each other.
The bridesmaids wore long elegant black dresses.
This veil is the best
A tree-lined kiss
Pretty much Josh just wanted to kiss and attend to his bride all afternoon. He is husband material!
I just cannot get enough of this chapel
An intimate wedding was perfect for the two of them
Classic. Nothing like your parents kiss you on your wedding day.
That church is amazing!