You know what makes a lot of sense? Making a pit-stop in SoCal when traveling from Boston to France. Well, at least it did when your close friend and roommate from medical school was getting married that weekend! So it was that we found ourselves back in sunny Santa Monica to celebrate Walter and Lauren! 

The ceremony and reception were held at the SmogShoppe. It's got a beautiful succulent wall and comfy couches (an ingenious idea). In a unique turn, a tasting of craft beer was proffered mid-ceremony, over which we learned about the couple's first dates and engagement. It was clear that Walter and Lauren were overflowing with love and happiness (like the beer glasses).

Over the course of the evening we took full advantage of the wildly popular photo booth, ever-flowing kegs of craft beer, and even a churros bar. All in all, good natured fun was had, though not without some raucousness (there may have been some biting involved).

To end, just a few shots of Walter and Lauren from the dinner and first dance. 

Thank you for letting us take part in such a beautiful and eventful day. Best wishes to you both! 

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