1 Hotel Wedding — West Hollywood, CA | Kevin + Pat
Kevin and Pat's meet-cute almost didn't happen! They got paired against each other in a competitive game of Flip Cup at a Kickball social in 2016 that neither was supposed to be at…Kevin was meant to be at work that day, and Pat was supposed to be mid-route to Disneyland for a family trip, but because of some lucky last minute plan changes, they both ended up at Gym Bar in West Hollywood that afternoon. After multiple rounds of friendly trash talk, flirting, and buzzer-beater matches, Pat invited Kevin's team to grab burgers next door where they bonded and ended up deciding to go out again later that night just the two of them for an evening of drinking and dancing in WeHo.
Fast forward to 2019, and their engagement was almost as unconventional as their first meeting. They negotiated about who should get to propose to whom, with Pat arguing that even though he's not nearly as good at romantic gestures as Kevin, he really wanted to prove he could pull off an incredible surprise. Kevin agreed, but with one caveat: Pat would only get a six month head start, and then Kevin could have free rein to pull off something himself to surprise Pat. Not one to waste an opportunity, Pat planned an epic proposal in San Diego where they'd first said, "I love you" during their first trip together several years before. With Coronado Island as the backdrop and some helpful subterfuge from Pat's mom who had apparently 'insisted' on a cute photo of her favorite boys that weekend, Pat got down on one knee with a ring hidden inside a Pokéball—a nod to their first conversation when Pat had complimented Kevin's Pokémon shirt at the bar.
The love and friendship that Pat and Kevin share for one another is so tender. Spending an intimate day with them and their closest friends and family at the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood was the most beautiful experience. From laughing with the Cindys (their moms share the same first name, because of course), to tear-inducing speeches by their best men, to the epic dance party surrounded by their entire community from right there in WeHo, Pat and Kevin's wedding was a day I'll always treasure!