Invite you to the celebration of their love and marriage

Friday, April 5th, 2024 in Palos Verdes Estates, California

Join us at La Venta Inn for a ceremony surrounded by our favorite people.
Dinner and dancing to follow.

Find details on timing, accommodations and more below.

Welcome Cocktails

Thursday, April 4th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gabi James in Redondo Beach | Casual Attire

1810 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Hosted by Dwight & Victoria Sylvester
Feat. vinyl set by WaxAddictLA

Wedding Ceremony & Celebration

Friday, April 5th from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates | Formal Attire

796 Vía Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Hosted by William & Lisa Shields


Meet us in Redondo Beach, California

Just a few miles away from La Venta Inn


Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina

(310) 318-8888

300 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn

(310) 540-3700

1850 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

(310) 546-4995

655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277



Shuttles will pick up guests at the Shade Hotel at 3:30 PM and Sonesta at 3:40 PM. Shuttles will also be available for the return journey back to Sonesta at 9:20 PM and 10:00 PM.

Taxi / Uber / Lyft

Guests are highly encouraged to reserve rides ahead of time as Friday LA traffic is very unpredictable. Please note: La Venta Inn is located in a residential area, and it may take longer to order a ride at the end of the evening.

Private Parking

Parking attendants will be on site to supervise La Venta Inn's private lot during the duration of the evening. Guests may leave their cars overnight if needed. Cars must be picked up by 11:00 AM the next day.

Things to do

Many of our guests are taking the extra time to travel. We are so grateful to have you part of our special day and experience this beautiful place we call home. Please take this opportunity to enjoy yourselves beyond the wedding celebrations!

Our Engagement Story

On a Tuesday morning in August, Lauren and Cayce rushed along the Amalfi Coast on their yellow vespa. There were only a few minutes to spare. The couple of seven years sprinted down the winding stairways of Positano as their ferry prepared to depart. Luck was on their side for a moment, and they leaped onto the boat just in time as the crew set out for sea. They arrived to a bustling crowd of tourists on the Island of Capri. Lauren suggested a short cut, and nearly 70 flights of stairs later, the two accidentally hiked half way through the entire island. Cayce quickly located paninis and freshly squeezed lemonade. They devoured their provisions in silence and delight. All was right in the universe again. The two spent the afternoon strolling through the quaint, cobblestone streets and eventually wandered into the famous Giardini di Augusto. Cayce felt this was a special place. He pulled Lauren aside to take in the iconic Faraglioni rock formations and got down on one knee. She said, "Of course!", and the two shared a blissful, intimate moment with a few applauding strangers.


What will the weather be like this time of year?

Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Los Angeles! Daily temperatures in April range between 50°F and 72°F.

Will the ceremony and reception be indoors or outdoors?

The ceremony and cocktail hour will be held outdoors. Dinning tables will dispersed both indoors and outdoors. Dancing will take place indoors. Outdoor heaters will be available in the courtyard and veranda.

Will transportation be provided?

Yes, private shuttles will run between the Shade Hotel, Sonesta, and La Venta Inn. Find more information under the "Transportation" section. For guests who are not taking the shuttle, we ask that you keep location in mind and strongly suggest adding extra travel time to account for unpredictable LA traffic.

What time should I arrive at La Venta Inn?

Doors will open at 4:00 PM for our 4:15 PM ceremony. Friday LA traffic is highly unpredictable so please make sure to give yourself enough travel time. For guests who arrive early, you are welcome to wait in the courtyard while we complete all the finishing touches!

What should I wear to Thursday's Welcome Cocktails?

Casual Attire

We know many of you are traveling this day, so feel free to come as you are! Lauren, Cayce and their immediate families will be more dressed up since they are coming directly from their ceremony rehearsal and intimate family dinner.

What should I wear to the Wedding Ceremony & Celebration?

Formal Attire

This dress code is slightly less formal than black-tie. A tuxedo isn't required, but can still be worn if preferred. Men may also consider formal suits. Women may consider a floor-length gown, a cocktail dress, or a dressy pantsuit.

Will there be an after party?

Yes! The newlyweds plan to meet any guests who'd like to continue the celebration at the Harbor Bar located in Sonesta's lobby. This will not be a hosted event.

Will food be served at Thursday's Welcome Cocktails?

Yes, hors d'oeuvres will be served. We suggest grabbing dinner nearby before or making a reservation at Gabi James!

How can I update my RSVP?

If you need to update any information included in your RSVP, please inform Lauren, Cayce or their parents as soon as possible.

Our Registry

Our favorite thing to do as a couple is cooking for our loved ones! We look forward to upgrading our home for more gatherings to come over the years.