Real Couples // Married on a Helicopter Pad: Thea + Maylin

Thea and Maylin were cosmically thrown together one fateful night in the Lower West Side of Manhattan in 2011. Maylin was the romantic and sensitive Pisces while Thea the pragmatic, brutally honest Aquarius. They fell deeper in love during their five years of being together and decided to show their friends and family that they were intent on this being forever.

Their ceremony was held at the haven & heaven that is Malibu Rocky Oaks Vineyard in Malibu California. The ceremony took place on a helipad suspended in the clouds with Thea & Maylin literally surrounded by their family and friends circling them. During the last moments of their ceremony as guest left the site, the couple danced their first dance alone to Adele’s “A Lovesong”. Perhaps the most romantic thing was their looks. You know the look. The entire night they gazed lovingly at each other, never leaving the other's side for the rest of the evening.

They opted for tons of arguably some of the best appetizers one can have at a wedding instead of a sit-down dinner with the logic that “finger food is better when you want people to be dancing the whole night.” Even the cake was in the form of cake pops. A-Freaking-Dorable.

Both ladies wore black suits, each accentuating their particular style and even further diminishing the gender roles they had discarded in their relationship, poignantly pointing out the equality between them.

Congrats to this couple and their unwavering love, the kind of love that inspires.

Words and photos by Christy Kendall

 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall
 LGBTQ Helicopter pad wedding in Malibu California photographed by Christy Kendall

Christy Kendall is a Los Angeles wedding photographer specializing in the magic of outdoor weddings. After shooting for 10 years Kendall is just as in love with her niche as she was the day she started on her first "stumbled upon" wedding. "The world has plenty of sex, drugs and rock n roll in it. I'm just here to even the playing field and put more of an emphasis on connection. That magical, un-encompassing, beautiful thing that makes us try the sex, drugs and rock n roll in the first place."