Photography by
Karen Ard Photography


Rob Pau & Malcolm Smith

August 25, 2013 in Laguna Beach, California


Rob and Malcolm met online; both were seeking friendship and trying to mend a broken heart. After chatting online for a week or so, they agreed to meet for coffee. Rob was so excited and nervous that he arrived two hours early and paced outside Malcolm’s office. He finally got the courage to walk in and immediately their eyes met. At that exact moment, heart beating fast, Rob knew he was going to marry Malcolm.

Eight months later, Malcolm took Rob to Disneyland, got down on one knee and pulled out a Disneyland yearly pass. He asked Rob if they could come back to Disneyland for the rest of their lives. Of course, Rob said yes! A few minutes later, Rob screamed and asked, “Did you just propose to me?” Yes, Malcolm did! This is what they call living happily ever after.

Location and Caterer: Montage Laguna Beach Laguna Beach, CA; Cake: Superfine Bakery Los Angeles, CA; Event Planner: Chic Ambiance Events Los Angeles, CA; Floral and Event Design: Lotus & Lily Los Angeles, CA; Linen, Rentals and Lighting: LM Event Productions Los Angeles, CA;
Stationery: Paper Source Los Angeles, CA; Calligraphy: Gary Mond; Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang ; Groom's Shoes: Prada; Cinematography: Nicholas Lam Los Angeles, CA;