Beach weddings are inherently beautiful and this wedding inspiration session on Malibu’s coast is no exception. Romantic white florals, a Grecian-draped backless wedding dress and gorgeous calligraphy paper goods lend this photo shoot from Melanie Gabrielle an understated elegance and a sophisticated organic vibe. One peek into the gallery, and I promise you’ll be swooning.
From Melanie Gabrielle…The rocky cliffsides in California are some of those places that just take your breath away. El Matador Beach in Malibu is no exception. From the moment I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for an intimate wedding or elopement. It’s like a secret destination, completely hidden from the world around you. The rock formations are pieces of artwork, formed by the wind and the waves. It’s the perfect location for a nature loving bride looking for a spot to host an intimate wedding.
Lauren Emerson Events and I hiked down the cliffside and found the perfect spot to set up a small table, shaded from direct sun and had the most incredible views of the ocean. Our bride wore the most beautiful, soft gown from Gossamer and the most perfect, delicate crown from Carlee Sizemore. Barefoot on the beach, she and her love explored the caves and dipped their toes in the water. With a table adorned with treasures from the ocean, tableware from Anthropologie, and beautiful plant-dyed table runner from Silk and Willow, the two of them enjoyed each others company. Lauren’s floral designs were absolutely gorgeous, and the plant-dyed ribbon from Silk and Willow flowed perfectly in the ocean breeze. Brush and Petal created the most incredible invitation suite with illustrations of ocean treasures and beautiful calligraphy. Our bride and groom nuzzled in each others arms as they watched the evening’s breathtaking California sunset.
Photography : Melanie Gabrielle | Event Design: Lauren Emerson Events & Design | Event Styling: Melanie Gabrielle | Floral Design: Lauren Emerson Events & Design | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Invitations And Calligraphy: Sarah Ingram | Venue: El Matador Beach | Bride's Crown: Carlee Sizemore | Desserts: Earth And Sugar | Table Runner, Napkins, and Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Tableware: Anthropologie