Yesterday was such a good day around the Style Me Pretty parts. We dropped our annual Best Of Magazine and proceeded to kick off our heels and revel in all the gorgeous that 2011 graced us with. Missed it? You best boogie on over to our second edition for an afternoon of total perusing pleasure. Speaking of best of the bests, I have a feeling this Malibu stunner captured by Katie Neal Photo is going to be leading the 2012 pack. It’s just as elegant as it is laid back; like a dinner party with friends where the hostess is rocking an insanely amazing dress. We’re singing from the Malibu hilltops with this looker and you can catch it all from view-licious vows to last dance under the stars right here.

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From the bride… Our inspiration for our wedding was that we wanted a day that was naturally romantic, and fun. We decided on who we were as a couple and what was important to us, and then went from there.  We love the outdoors, old world rustic charm, candles, flowers, good food, better drinks, great music, but above all great photos (which is why we chose Katie Neal)!  Our detail inspirations came from the property with its naturally growing succulents and rustic feel.  We love ribbons & trims, dark wood, burlap, sexy glassware, full place settings, the “color” ivory/white, wine barrels, ruffles, and doing things ourselves, which lent us the opportunity for creativity. We worked our nails to nubs both on the property and reception, but wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!

My groom, Phillip, gave me free rein to do pretty much whatever I pleased in regards to the wedding.  However, he stood his ground on not seeing each other until he was on one end of the aisle and I was on the other with my dad. The moment I hit the the aisle, I lost it! It was such an emotional, overwhelming, and special time. It felt like no one else in the world existed.

From Katie of Katie Neal PhotoThe property where the ceremony was held was extremely special to this couple, as it is where their future house will be built. What better way to memorialize the start of your new life together than to get married in the spot where you plan to build your house, have babies, run a vineyard, and retire! Such a sweet concept! Also, the bride did her own flowers, her own hair, her own cake, and came up with all the paper designs for the day.

Photographer: Katie Neal Photo / Dress: La Sposa via Pebbles Bridal / Flowers + Paper Design: The bride / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Catering: Command Performance Catering / DJ: Bruce Barrios /Cake: Bread Basket  (self-decorated) / Photobooth: Photo Booth Los Angeles / Ceremony Venue: Private property in Malibu, CA / Reception Venue: Private property in Moorpark, CA