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Santa Monica Pier Carousel Wedding

Every bride dreams of riding off on a white horse with her prince charming in tow. For one California bride, AOO Events made this dream came true…in a manner of speaking. Rather than riding off on a horse, the just-married couple rode in celebratory circles on a vintage Merry-Go-Round at a well-known and beloved Southern California venue — the Santa Monica Pier Carousel. Verofoto was there to capture every magical wedding moment with spectacular photography.

Because it was a second wedding for the couple, and they have children, they asked David Merrell, owner of AOO Events, to plan and produce an event that would be fun for all ages. Original and chock full of character, AOO Events orchestrated an evening that celebrated their love, and brought out the inner child in everyone.

Upon arrival on a pink carpet, guests dined on hors d’oeuvres from Good Gracious on the dock adjacent to the carousel.

The hors d’oeuvre menu included gourmet fare such as oysters, truffle fries, caramelized shallots on puff pastry and lobster deviled eggs.

Following a wedding ceremony that had to have been the shortest on record, the couple and their guests enjoyed a buffet dinner followed by — what else? A walk down the boardwalk to the midway where everyone participated in rides and games. They returned later to the event site for dessert, cake cutting, a candy buffet and dancing until midnight.

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