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Think Your Bridesmaids Can’t Wear White? Think Again.

When it comes to bridesmaids’ style, there’s nothing I find chicer than a little white dress. And with her bridesmaids in white complementing her own lace gown, this gorgeous Bride’s wedding style is on point. From the fashion to the loose, romantic flowers to the rustic-meets-boho reception, this Malibu wedding is a California dream. See it all from Mariel Hannah in The Vault!

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From The Bride…It was important that our wedding day embodied an intimate, down to earth reflection of our personalities and interests. We stumbled upon the Malibu Phoenix wedding location online. After one short visit, we knew right away that this setting, lush in green and complete with a sense of utter calm was exactly where we needed to be! It was our first and only site visit! In planning, we focused on embracing the natural beauty of the Latigo Canyon surroundings with a romantic, rustic touch.

There were so many special moments that day. One of my favorites included our pre-ceremony bride and groom first look and portrait session. We enjoy spending our free time exploring nature, therefore the Sycamore Tree forest seemed to be a perfect back drop for this intimate shoot.

Our garden ceremony included an acoustic Beatles cover of “Here Comes The Sun,” Native American sage blessing and vows that involved our guests promising to support us through our new journey. It was an incredibly special moment!

For cocktail hour our guests sipped homemade craft brew while Flamenco guitarist, El Javi’s melodies rang through the canyon’s naturally acoustic garden setting. The reception was extremely beautiful with wooden farm tables, green garland, succulents and florals, twinkly lights, candles and delicious food!

As the evening was winding down and dancing coming to a close, our DJ requested that we form a circle with our guests. We held hands, sang and danced to our last song of the evening. It was lovely to look around our circle of friends and family and to share that moment together. It was truly a night that we will never forget!

The entire day was much more beautiful than we could have ever hoped. We were extremely fortunate to have found our group of incredibly talented individuals that turned our dreams and visions in to a stunningly beautiful and super fun reality and with only three months of planning!

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Photography: Mariel Hannah | Floral Design: Mint Design | Wedding Dress: Dreamers And Lovers | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Michael Kors | Ring: Blue Nile | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Free People | Catering: The Latigo Kid | Makeup: Genuine Beauty Artistry | Hair: Nicole Johnson | DJ: Creative Bliss Events | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Malibu Phoenix | Desserts: Bake U Happy | Guitarist: El Javi | Musician: Ben McCart | Rentals: Amigo Party Rentals

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Hot Pink Petals + Sweet Kisses Make This Engagement Shoot Extra Special

Is this not the cutest, sweetest, please we-wanna-be-friends-with-you couple ever? From their sweet kisses to the strolls on both Malibu beach and through Venice’s canals, we fall more in love with them with every one of Sophie Epton’s precious pics. Vault galleries like this one remind us why we adore engagement shoots so very much – one look through and a smile is guaranteed to appear on your face. Try it out – and reap the rewards.

From Sophie EptonMelody and Sam are such a wonderful couple, and we loved photographing every sweet moment of their California engagement. They had recently moved to LA after living in Texas, and this session was an ode to their current surroundings and new life they are embarking on together. Although the weather was overcast, the clouds provided a magical, moody look with sea mist and roaring waves of Malibu Beach… and it was so much fun running in the sand and putting our toes in the ocean while we captured the two of them! Charmain with Emblem Flowers created the most gorgeous gathering of blooms that truly looked like natural florals growing out of a seaside cliff, and was an exquisite pop of color against the neutral backdrop of the ocean. We ended the shoot walking all over the canals of Venice, a favorite spot for this twosome that has such a unique California vibe. I love when photos not only capture the emotion of our couples, but also take a snapshot of different stages in their lives, and it was truly an honor to photograph Melody and Sam’s love story in California!

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Styling: Sophie Epton Photography | Floral Design: Emblem Flowers | Dress: Laundry | Venue: Malibu Beach | Venue: Venice Canals | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Men's White Shirt: Jos. A Bank | Ring Design: Kruger's Jewelers | Sequined Top: Milly | Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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A Fashion Pro Ties the Knot And the Style Game is On Point

If you’re looking for some style advice, look no further than this bride who’s the founder behind the fashion brand, Rebecca Bree. “My personal style is a bit edgy. A bit rocker with a touch of femininity, but I’ve always believed your wedding day should have a classic elegance that will stand the test of time,” Rebecca said. Between her Carolina Herrera gown and Christian Dior pumps, we’re pretty sure she nailed it and the entire celebration followed suit. See Vasia Photography’s captures in The Vault!

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From Spread Love Events… Being the owner of a gorgeous women’s fashion boutique (Rebecca Bree), this bride knows good style! Having been with her partner, Rick for 15 years before getting married, Rebecca was beyond excited to begin planning her wedding. Fashion, of course, was a high priority! Rebecca was married in a Carolina Herrera lace mermaid style gown and cathedral length veil with hot pink satin Christian Dior pumps – a nod to her edgy personal style – before changing into a long sleeve lace Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit for an epic dance party!

Wanting her wedding to have a feminine, classic elegance about it, we custom designed a hand-painted floral invitation suite which provided a glimpse into the beauty that awaited guests when they arrived at the ranch.

Greeted with lemonade, paper parasols, sunshine, music, and even a giraffe, it was was quite the arrival! Rebecca and Rick said their vows during a romantic ceremony under the willow tree. This was followed by a roaming cocktail hour on the lawn, beautiful family-style dinner under twinkling lights, and a dance floor that was hopping before the cake had been cut!

From The Bride… Rick and I met 17 years ago at a party, it was love at first sight for me but it took a bit longer for the romance to kick in for Rick. We were together for 15 years before we got married. We are each other’s best friends, we are each other’s soul mates. 

The minute I stepped on the property at The Saddlerock Ranch I knew it was where we would get married. I wanted to be married surrounded by trees and twinkly lights and this place had it all.

My personal style is a bit edgy, a bit rocker with a touch of femininity but I’ve always believed your wedding day should have a classic elegance about it that will stand the test of time. As soon as I put on the veil with my Carolina Herrera dress, I knew that was it. My dress and veil were by Carolina Herrera. The dress was a lace mermaid style with sweetheart bodice, high neckline, and short sleeves. The veil was an Alençon lace edged and cathedral length…it was my favorite part of the look. I wanted to keep it on all night! My shoes were hot pink satin pumps by Christian Dior, this is where my edgy style came in.

On our wedding day, I wanted everyone to have an incredible time. I wanted to dance the night away with all our loved ones around us! Spread Love Events were my planning and design team and they made sure that happened…they were absolutely incredible. I also really loved the early stages coming up with our overall design vision. I am very visual so I had a lot of inspiration images…in fact I think I brought a scrapbook to our first meeting!

One of my favorite moments was walking down the aisle with my Dad, because I have always dreamt of that moment. It was so perfect…the flower girl, who is also my niece, decided she wanted to join in on the fun so she ran up to us and grabbed my Dad’s hand and we all walked together, it was so great. It had everyone laughing. The other favorite moment would have to be during the reception – I took a quick look around at my guests and there were all having the best time. Big smiles and laughter…my vision had come true.

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Photography: Vasia Photography | Floral Design: JL Designs | Stationery: Spread Love Events | Bride's Shoes: Dior | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Hair: Tanya McCool | DJ: Austin Hendrix Productions | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Additional Decor: The Cross Decor + Design | Event Planning, Event Styling + Design: Spread Love Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Casa De Perrin | Wedding Dress + Veil: Carolina Herrera

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