When one of our LBB vendors gets married, we’re always excited to see the big day. They’re like our own little extended family. So when we heard that Nathaniel Neubraber, owner of Contemporary Catering was marrying his gorgeous bride in a fabulously beachy California affair, we were very excited to see exactly how they did it. And just as excited to see how they fed it. So when the fabulous Callaway Gable sent over the photos, we could not dig in quick enough. The wedding was even more wonderful than we imagined, with the gorgeous Malibu views, awesome color palette, and a beautiful, beautiful bride. And the food, lets just say our mouths are still watering. You won’t want to miss the gallery – where there is even more of the handsome couple, fantastic florals, and mouthwatering, amazing dinners!
We met at temple. Nace was close with the Rabbi and Rachel was working at the temple, training to be a Cantor. Nace had been watching Rachel sing for months and really enjoyed it. When the Rabbi’s wife turned 70, Nace and a few of his friends decided to hire Rachel to sing “Happy Birthday” to her as a present. Nace and Rachel went to coffee the day before the birthday party, and came up with an idea that it would be a great little gimmick if Rachel dressed up like Marilyn Monroe for the party. The next day, they began to search for a white dress (in the dead of December!) and a blonde wig, which took five hours and four Los Angeles shopping malls before they achieved success. This little search became their first date, which extended on into the birthday party, a cheese course, and four hours at a coffee shop.
Nace proposed on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman on the first night of a vacation. Rachel had absolutely no idea, and asked Nace while packing to put her laptop into his briefcase with his own, like she always does when they traveled. He told her that he had no room…so Rachel rolled her eyes, thinking that her boyfriend was taking too much work with him on their vacation, unbeknownst to the fact that what was taking up all the room was a ring box. On the coral at the end of the beach at sunset, Rachel was staring off into the horizon and Nace casually asked her “Can I ask you a question?” as if he was going to follow up with “What are you in the mood for dinner?” It didn’t register that he had, in fact, followed up with “Will you marry me?” until she turned around to find him opening a ring box.
It was very important to Nace, as a surfer, that the wedding ceremony overlooked the ocean. The venue happens to be one of Nace’s favorite venues, and it was right across the (long, windy) hill from Rachel’s childhood summer camp. She was sold on the venue before they even finished driving up to it.
Photographer: Callaway Gable / Coordinator: Paula Gild of Gilded Events / Rentals: Town and Country / Caterer: Nathaniel Neubraber of Contemporary Catering / Venue: Rancho Sold del Pacifico / Dress: Casablanca Bridal, from Marylinn’s Couture Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Floral: Butterfly Floral & Event Design / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Band: No Vacancy