Modern Coastal Backyard Wedding: Cindy & Alan Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Summer is almost here and that means backyard soirées are all the rage! Today we’re excited to share one of our gorgeous backyard weddings to help you get in the mood!

This is the wedding of Cindy & Alan! They tied the knot at a beautiful private estate in the Pacific Palisades. The backyard had a priceless view of the Pacific Ocean and the estate itself is somewhat famous as one of eleven “Case Study Houses” in LA County. Our overall vibe for their celebration was elegance with a modern twist. We worked to create a clean contemporary version of a classic look.

We covered the aisle with white petals and ghost chairs. Cindy wore a simple, yet fab, white dress and swoon-worthy shoes. She carried a bouquet of white luscious peonies with roses and anemones sprinkled throughout for a touch of color.

The guests worked their way across the backyard, allowing the Pacific to serve as the perfect backdrop throughout the celebration. We hung bistro lights over the dining area and icicle/drip lights in the tree that grounded the head table, creating a sense of whimsy and romance after sunset. Cindy & Alan decided to highlight medium grey tones, light purples and blushes with some creams and gold for metallic touches. We just love how clean and fresh everything looked.

We could go on for days on how delicious and mouth-watering the food was! Guests couldn’t stop asking for seconds (or thirds). There was a tapas bar that made it fun for guests to create their own gourmet appetizers.

We loved being a part of Cindy & Alan’s beautiful day and night! Congratulations again to this perfect couple on tying the knot!!

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Magnificent Malibu Wedding: Cassidy & Cutter Married!

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One of our favorite things about weddings is how it brings people together and can be a family reunion. One of our 2016 weddings was a big celebration of a couple that has many friends and family who were all very excited to finally see them get married.Cassidy & Cutter… what a gorgeous couple! Their wedding was romantic with an earthy elegance that was brought out by different details. The overall vibe was easy and delicate. They tied the knot last fall at Villa Sancti in their hometown of Malibu. It is very special to be able to have a wedding at this venue since they host a limited number of events per year. Villa Sancti has views of the Pacific Ocean and gardens with pink roses and fountains. The venue transports everyone to the south of France or Tuscany.

For this wedding, we went with a pallet of mainly greens and neutrals with small metallic and varying warm touches. These colors complemented the earthy, natural and easy feel we were looking for. The couple said their “I-dos” in front of a lush archway with a backdrop of a sweeping view of the pacific.

The table setting was clean and simple. Cassidy LOVED silver dollar eucalyptus, so we used it everywhere, particularly all over the tables (laying in a linear fashion, this greenery makes for a gorgeous yet understated table runner) and at each place setting! We also incorporated small touches of elegance into the tablescape with metallic candles, delicate vessels and full blooms. Variety was our mantra, and it served to create dimension and interest throughout the couple’s laid back yet elevated feast!

The meal was served by one of our favorite’s, Whoa Nelly. They decided to do family style which was perfect for the occasion and made it easy for everyone to enjoy a variety of food. The food was absolutely mouthwatering from the salmon to the steak.

After dinner, the couple and guests enjoyed dancing the night away with a live band and scrumptious desserts. This celebration was one for the books! We wish Cassidy and Cutter a wonderful life together and thank them for allowing us to be a part of their wedding!

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Relaxed Romantic Wedding: Stephanie & Eric Married!

Happy Flashback Friday!

Spring is just around the corner and it has us thinking of light hues, budding florals and romance. Today we’re excited to share with you another one of our favorite weddings from last wedding season!

Stephanie and Eric are a beautiful couple inside and out. One of the things that struck me about them was just how kind and considerate they were throughout the 18 months that we worked together. It was a pleasure to help make their dream wedding come to life! Their overall look & feel was super sweet, romantic and relaxed. There was an easy elegance about the whole wedding which we absolutely loved! Stephanie and Eric tied the knot last June at The Chateau Le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch, one of our favorite venues that is situated on a vineyard in the Malibu Canyon… Swoon.

The wedding took place on a beautiful Southern California day. There was no gloom, only blue skies and sunshine on this June day! Saddlerock Ranch is surrounded by the Santa Monica mountains that is 1,000 acres of rolling hills lined with vineyards, manicured lawns, ancient oaks, rose gardens, ribbons of white fences and horses grazing in the background.

Stephanie had a gorgeous dress that really captured the relaxed yet luxe theme that the couple had envisioned for their wedding. Her blue shoes were swoon-worthy!

The couple stuck with neutral hues with slashes of blush, pink, gold and just a touch of blue. There were little pops of gorgeousness throughout! We love the elegant mirror seating chart (I even got stuck up in a tree hanging it… but that is another story for another time)! They made a collage of photos of them throughout the years they have been together that we displayed on a tree for everyone to view their romantic love story upon arrival at the vineyard. Another thing that we loved about this wedding was their sweetheart table. Tucked under a terrace made for two, here we crafted a backdrop of clustered fans, brought in luxe chairs, and hung a chandelier over the love nest to craft the perfect spot for the couple take a few moments together during the reception. Our absolute favorite detail was the blue calligraphed agate rocks at each place setting. Paired with a simple olive branch, this small touch really elevated the whole tablescape.

To start off the reception, refreshing cocktails were served. Stephanie & Eric are major foodies and made sure their food and drinks were nothing but the best. To top off their delicious dinner, they had a mouth-watering dessert table with to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!

The night went on with many funny and tear-worthy speeches. Everyone had a great time celebrating the newlyweds! Congratulations again Stephanie & Eric!

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Picturesque Coastal Wedding: Katrina & Scott Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, friends!

These grey winter days has us dreaming about summer days filled with sun soaked fêtes. Today we’re excited to share one of our favorites from 2016 with you.

Have you ever met someone and just thought “wow, they are such good people”? That was how it felt when I met Katrina & Scott. Throughout the planning process all the way through to the big day, they were one of the most thoughtful and considerate couples I’ve had the privilege to work with. It was truly an honor to help plan their special day. It has been almost been 6 months since Katrina & Scott were married in Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island last August. Today we’re sharing their beautiful wedding with you to enjoy!

Katrina & Scott got married at Catalina View Gardens which has breathtaking picturesque coastal views. The venue complemented the couple’s vision of a minimal, clean, modern and fresh wedding style. The reception and ceremony were outside and it could not have been more of a beautiful day!

All details were kept simple, natural and beautiful. Katrina’s bouquet and centerpieces matched with large ruffled blooms and loose greenery. The guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio before dinner. They served a Blackberry Bramble and a Whiskey Peach Smash which were both major hits with the guests!

When it came to the tables, we went for a clean, streamlined look so that the sweeping coastal views could be the real star of the tablescape. Minimal with interest was our mantra for the day’s aesthetic.Katrina & Scott are major foodies! So instead of going with the generic chicken, steak, and fish, they served their guests two unconventional wedding entree options lamb and duck (baller!). Don’t worry, they also offered short-ribs for the traditionalists in the group. And to top of the delicious meal, they served a tropical cake that incorporated flowers and greenery.

The newlyweds and guests enjoyed playing lawn games, dancing and celebrating the new married couple all night long underneath the twinkling lights! Congratulations to Katrina & Scott! And thank you to Next Exit Photography for capturing the beautiful ceremony and reception!

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