If there are two things we can’t hide our love for on SMP…it’s easy, breezy, unabashedly gorgeous California weddings. And the genius of Amy and Stuart Photography. So when you put the two together, you generally have a room full of happy bloggers wishing we were right there in the photos, drinking champagne and reveling in the total loveliness. And this Malibu fete is just that. With a stunning bride. A dress that looks like it was made just for her. A dreamy boy and a dreamy backdrop. This my lovelies is as good as it gets. Click here to see even more.
And don’t miss the gorgeous film from Bluecat International:
From the Bride & Groom… Like many couples, we met through Facebook — though not on the site, but rather at the company as we were both working there. We became fast friends and quickly went from being office buddies to spending almost every night hanging out, drinking wine and watching trashy TV together. After about a year of fighting it, the spark finally ignited between us, and we took the leap to being more than just friends. Five and a half years later, we were tying the knot in Malibu in front of all our closest friends and family. We wanted our wedding to be really nice and elegant without being pretentious or flashy, and more than anything, we wanted everything to be very fun. Our good friend officiated, adding a very personal touch to the ceremony. We both have a passion for food and wine, so we put a strong focus on those elements throughout our wedding weekend. Thanks to our amazing wedding planner Julie Pryor and the all-star team she arranged for the day, our wedding weekend went better than we ever could have imagined.
From Pryor Events… The wedding took place at a lovely Malibu estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Marisa and Ezra wanted their wedding to be unique and gorgeous and also very inviting and warm. Every detail was important to them, but they also wanted to be careful to not go over the top in any way. The ceremony took place in a garden overlooking the sparkling ocean. The couple’s good friend served as their officiant and the ceremony was extremely touching, funny and personal. Marisa and Ezra’s love of wine was reflected in their cocktail hour. There were several wine and charcuterie tasting stations placed on rustic wine barrel tables in custom cabanas. Guests dined beneath hanging crystal balls of light on a grand stone courtyard. They sat at wooden tables that were assembled on-site. An eclectic mix of chairs, benches and sofas completed the look.
The menu was classic and perfect. You can have the most amazing setting but if the food is not fantastic nothing else matters. Marisa and Ezra were shocked that a wedding meal could taste so amazing! As Ezra has a weakness for fries, each table had cones of beet, sweet potato and truffled Yukon gold fries with assorted dipping sauces. After dinner guests moved to a large deck for dessert, cake and dancing. Sofas and antique cocktail tables were brought in to complete this indoor/outdoor space. An electric violinist and a percussionist accompanied the DJ’s songs. Guests who did not wish to dance played a hole or two of golf on the home’s putting green overlooking the ocean. Ezra’s favorite team, The LA Kings, were in a final game of The Stanley Cup Playoffs the very same night as his wedding, so Marisa surprised him with a life-sized cake of the Stanley Cup. English toffee, chocolate drizzled pretzels and caramel with notes from the newlyweds were appreciated by guests who enjoyed them on the shuttles after they departed.
Photography: Amy and Stuart Photography / Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Malibu, California / Coordination: Julie Pryor of Pryor Events / Floral Design: The Hidden Garden / Wedding Cinematography: Bluecat International / Catering: Dave Rubell / Wedding Cake: The Butter End Cakery / Stanley Cup Cake: Viktor Benes Bakery / Wedding Invitations + Printed Items: Lehr & Black / Trio: West Coast Music / DJ + Live Musicians: Unite Entertainment / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Furniture: Revelry Event Designers / Lighting: Images by Lighting / Favors: Lee Gelfond Chocolate / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Film Lab: Photo Impact Imaging
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