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Romantic Blush Wedding at Calamigos Ranch

This next lovely fete is giving me gorgeous induced goosebumps. From the pretty paper goods a la East Six to the stunning snaps from onelove photography and design inspiration of Kat Keane Weddings & Events, it’s the ultimate party packed with pretty pink hues. And when it comes to jaw-dropping details, nothing compares to the oh-so-magical floral installations by The Little Branch that’ll instantly transport you to a spring day. Get lost in the gorgeous gallery, right here!

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From Onelove Photography… Kyle & Marisa hired Kat Keane of Kat Keane Weddings & Events to work with them on achieving their dream wedding. After securing the venue for the couple, Kat came up with the idea of incorporating customized cherry blossom trees after Marisa (the bride) mentioned she wanted their wedding to feel like they were in a “Secret garden”. Under the design direction and collaboration with Kat, The Little Branch did an amazing job with the vintage style floral centerpieces, as well as coating the floor around the sweetheart table with rose petals. Knowing that Kyle & Marisa are huge music fans of New Orleans and New Orleans style music, Kat made sure to include Dust Bowl Revival into the magical affair. An authentic Hot Jazz, New Orleans funk style band, Dust Bowl kept the dance floor booked up all night! They even performed a second line formation behind the bride and groom as they exited their ceremony and the guests all followed and danced! Fanciful designs provided the French cotton paper floral backdrop behind their sweetheart table as a surprise gift from Kat. The stunning show stopping cake and dessert bar was designed by Superfine Bakery…Yum! From beginning to end the wedding was magical night for all!

From the Bride… We love the outdoors so getting married under an oak tree in a garden setting was important. Music is very special for us so we hand picked our songs and made sure we hired the right band and DJ to complete the night. A Charlie Chaplin impersonator was one of the few surprises we had in store for our guests. Highlights of the day included: the First Look with my husband-to-be, that moment was so special; the band following us down the aisle after we said “I do”; our sweetheart table area (candles, cherry blossom trees, huge chandelier, rose petals; Charlie Chaplin; the desert and candy table; all the yummy food; special coffee company; photo booth; live swing-grass music! My advice to future couples: Be present on your wedding day. Trust your team. Hire a wedding planner. Enjoy the process as much as possible. Plan ahead and be prepared.

Photography: onelove photography | Videography: SCinema Weddings | Event Design: Kat Keane Weddings & Events | Event Planning: Kat Keane Weddings & Events | Floral Designer: The Little Branch | Stationery: East Six | Jewelry: Marisa Newacheck | Catering: Calamigos Ranch | Hair And Makeup: Aille Beauty | DJ: Jon Olsen | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Officiant: Tess Hightower | Cake Designer: Superfine Bakery | Ceremony And Reception: Calamigos Ranch | Dress Designer: Tamara Kristen | Live Band: Dustbowl Revival | Paper Flower Backdrop: FancifulDesign | Rentals: LA Party Rentals | Shoe Designer: Betsey Johnson

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Elegant California Coast Inspiration Shoot

If a coastal ceremony awash with soft hues sounds like a dream scenario then start scrolling and prepare to be swept away m’dears. Because with Honey Honey Photography snapping up the magic of Everly Events, each and every lush detail is just begging to be bookmarked.

From Shirley Han of Everly EventsWith summer just right around the corner, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the abundant sunshine we have here in California, and with coastlines so beautiful, selecting this location was a no-brainer! For a windswept and effortless look and feel, I selected a very soft and cool palette to give a romantic and dreamy look that could really be implemented in any season of the year. The soft whites, creams, lavender, and shades of dusty blue really gave off a subtle and gentle look that I feel any one can really implement and use for his or her wedding or event.

I chose the beautiful and secluded El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California, which is surrounded by dramatic rock formations and endless views of the ocean – this was also the perfect setting for an intimate tabletop, set for two. Nature is always changing and going with the flow, so I kept that same mentality in mind when our team of vendors was on-site at the shoot. To give you an idea, our team created 3 different bouquets/floral arrangements (all while on the beach!), showcased 3 different beautiful beach-inspired hair styles, and even had a trio of cakes to go along with our dessert, because three cakes is always better than one! I wanted to show that you can have options, to not be tied down to just one or two choices when it comes to your wedding, and that being flexible and willing to try new things will lead to fresh and innovative ideas that you may have thought were not initially possible.

A big thank you to all of our amazing vendors who took part of this shoot – Emma from Honey Honey Photography for her talented eye and dreamy photos, Laura from Dish Wish Events for her timeless and chic pieces that are perfect for dressing up a table, Alexandra and Shauna from Archive Rentals for their beautiful furniture and chairs, Chries from California Floral & Design for her flawless florals and attention to detail, Rita from M Cakes Sweets for her delightful cakes and desserts, Alley from Alley & Co. for her elegant hand lettering and stationary, Winnie Couture for the ethereal wedding dress, Kelly for being the most patient and beautiful model I could ask for, and of course, the masters behind the scenes, Tina and Rebecca from the amazing team over at Theresa Huang Hair & Make-Up Design for making our model look picture perfect.

We hope you all enjoy these photos just as much as we enjoyed designing and planning this inspiration shoot!

Photography: Honey Honey Photography | Floral Design: California Floral & Design | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Venue: El Matador State Beach | Cake + Dessert: M Cakes Sweets | Event Design + Styling: Everly Events | Hair + Make-Up: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design | Invitations + Calligraphy: Alley and Co. | Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Tableware: Dish Wish Events

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Boho Guest Retreat in Malibu

Let the record show, I want to live in this guest house. Why? Because every gorgeous detail designed and styled by Kirsten Marie Interiors is basically my dream. That kitchen gilded to perfection, that gorgeous boho bedroom and living room, that tile in the bathroom? I can’t even. These images beautifully captured by Amy Bartlam will immediately send you in a tailspin of pretty.


From Kirsten Marie InteriorsThis 600 SF. retreat, located in Paradise Cove, was specifically designed for our client’s family and friends. This cozy guest house was a complete remodel. The design blends the casual vibe of the beach with an elegant bohemian look.

Photography: Amy Bartlam | Brass Wall Sconce: School House Electric | Camel Wall Art: The Mod Boho | Cement Tile: Ann Sacks | Design And Styling: Kirsten Marie Interiors | Nighstand: Serena and Lily | Nishiki Diamond Weave In Straw Wallpaper: Schumacher | Owl Stool: Arteriors | Peacock Feathers Wallpaper: Florence Broadhurst | Round Mirror: Candelabra | Round Mirror: Made Goods

Malibu Beach Post Wedding Shoot

No m’dears this is not a staged shoot, this is an actual couple, still beaming from that post-wedding bliss. Full of love and laughter, they skipped along El Matador State Beach in Malibu while Betsi Ewing snapped away, capturing every sweet, romantic, silly moment, so while their wedding may have come and gone, these memories will be around forever.

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From the beautiful Bride… Shota and I met years ago in high school in Houston, TX and have been together since. Many of those years were spent together at heart, as I went away to college for several years in Tokyo. After 11 years together Shota popped the question! We decided to have our wedding in Tokyo where most of our family now live but still wanted to take wedding photos by the beach in Malibu, just north of where we live. A beach wedding would have been lovely, but that can be difficult to pull off in Tokyo!

I brought my Reem Acra dress to LA when I moved here right after our Japanese wedding. I fell in love with it and wanted to wear it more than just once! A post-wedding photo shoot was a great excuse to put it back on. We wanted the photos to look natural and whimsical and Betsi did an amazing job with that wish. We were lucky to have such a wonderful photographer who was both friendly and professional at the same time. Our family and friends loved the photos and it was such a great way to celebrate and remember our life and love here in California where we currently call home.

Photography: Betsi Ewing Photography | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair: Patti At Lorraine Colour Bar | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Flower Crown: Dearest Delight | Location: El Matador State Beach In Malibu, CA

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Malibu Engagement Session at Saddlerock Ranch

This adorable duo wasn’t afraid to share the spotlight in their multi-location engagement shoot, that included a visit from some llamas and zebras! (A sweet cupcake and champagne picnic also made an appearance!) Koman Photography snapped all the sweetness in the gallery here, so take a peek and get wild!

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From Koman PhotographyWe knew from the very first consultation at our home studio in Redondo Beach that we would have the very best time working with this sweet couple! We could’ve photographed for hours upon hours, but the Southern California sun only lasted for so long:) It’s fun to watch Lauren and David because they just fit together; he makes her laugh and her beautiful smile shows how much they enjoy each other’s company.

From the Bride-to-Be… David and I met back in High School when we both worked at a sub shop called Jersey Mike’s. There was an immediate connection between us and I had always wanted a boyfriend with blonde hair and blue eyes, so once I saw him I was immediately head over heels for him. Not to mention he had the best personality and sense of humor out of any guy I’d ever met. We would constantly flirt, tease each other and laugh uncontrollably but there was nothing more to our fling outside of work. Then, at the end of David’s senior year he invited me to Disneyland and that was our first official date. We had a blast together and even had our first kiss, but unfortunately we had to part ways since we were both going to college and moving in opposite directions. We briefly stayed in touch throughout college but had our own relationships. David came home for summer break 4 years later and asked me out to get a drink. I insisted on getting dinner and a drink and we mutually agreed! We talked and laughed for hours then decided to go out to a local bar to hang out more since we had many years of catching up to do! As we were leaving, David got in front of my car door and said, “I’m not letting you get into this car without giving me a kiss first.” I was SO ecstatic but nervous at the same time. Well, it turned out that our second kiss was actually much better than the first and I drove home screaming the whole way with complete excitement! I knew he was “the one” after that kiss and sharing such a perfect night together. We dated for 2 years, traveled to Europe, Hawaii and all over CA before he proposed on the beach in Ventura at sunset and even had arranged for my best friends to be there, secretly hiding in order to capture the big moment with their cameras. it was the most romantic setting with all of my favorite things, including dinner from Lemonade, Sprinkles cupcakes, flowers, music and wine. I will remember that special day for the rest of my life and can’t wait to say “I do” to my best friend and soulmate!”

For our engagement session, we really wanted a beautiful, unique, fun and romantic setting that would capture who we are as a couple, which is why we chose both Saddlerock Ranch & Vineyards and El Matador State Beach. We love being outdoors, animals and wine so Saddlerock being a 1,000 acre ranch and vineyard was a perfect fit with endless photo opportunities! Also, we got engaged at the beach during sunset, so El Matador was the perfect spot to reminisce that special moment. We enjoyed cupcakes from one of our favorite shops, Sprinkles, while overlooking a beautiful lake surrounded by a meadow. Then we stopped at Camp Cabernet, a vintage trailer park that has an old taxi cab and the VW van from Little Miss Sunshine, which was a lot of fun! Finally, we had to take some pictures with the zebra family, Pumba, Rafiki and Timon, who are the sweetest and most beautiful animals, not to mention photogenic! We quickly rushed to the beach just before sunset and had an absolute blast! The lighting was amazing and John and Marlene were able to capture the most special, romantic and playful moments between us, all while making us laugh, feel comfortable and never wanting it to end! The entire day together was so incredible and we cannot thank Koman Photography enough for encouraging us to be ourselves in front of the camera, being so easy and fun to work with and most importantly for their very talented and beautiful work!

Photography: Koman Photography | Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes | Hair And Makeup: All Tressed Up Blowdry & Beauty Bar | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Her Wardrobe: Guess | Her Wardrobe: Blush Boutique | His Wardrobe: J.Crew | His Wardrobe: Ralph Lauren | Props: Home Goods | Props: Etsy | Wine: Malibu Family Wines

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