This isn’t your average pretty wedding. Nope. Not even close. It’s so unexpectedly modern. So clean, so refined, so undeniably gorgeous it’s almost hard to believe that it’s actually a real wedding. Oh but it is. The bride is the fabulously chic designer behind the brand JL Designs and her hubs is a crazy talented architect. So obviously, their wedding was going to reflect the insane sense of style and modern but absolutely luxe design sensibility that they share.

southern california wedding

southern california wedding

southern california wedding

southern california wedding

all photographs by Jasmine Star Photography

The wedding was held at a private residence in Malibu with the most incredible views on the planet. The couple decided on a classic modern look that they appropriately coined “Calvin Klein Meets South Beach,” with clean, modern lines and a beautifully chic style. They wanted it to seem as if they had simply invited their guests to the best cocktail party that they’ve ever thrown.

Carissa, the beautiful bride, took a completely edited approach to her wedding day style. From the sweet but subtle hints of bling in her bouquet (her grandmother’s engagement ring, her grandfather’s fraternity ring and her mother’s pendant) to to the beaded trim on her bridesmaids bouquets, every little bit of this wedding was a lesson in luxury. Oh and that gorgeous Nicole Miller gown…$450!

The cute pair kept the ceremony design really simple and streamlined so that the focus stayed on the ceremony itself and of course, on the jaw droppingly beautiful view. They splurged on bench seating and lined the aisle with tall glass vases filled to the brim with chunks of coral.

Lots more to come!