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Miley Cyrus Brought This Couple Together—See Their Beautiful Big Day

Few people can say Miley Cyrus brought them together, but this beautiful Bride and Groom met on the set of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, and six years later, they began planning this gorgeous day. With a scrumptious cake from The Butter End Cakery, a stunning winery setting and nature-inspired details throughout, this wedding is the perfect start to their happily ever after. See it all from Andrew & Jade Photography and Serendipity Cinematography in The Vault!

 

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From The Bride…Bobby and I met in 2008 on the set of Disney’s once popular show Hannah Montana. From the start we became almost instant best friends. Although at the time we were on different paths, I had just started my freshman year of college, and he had just moved to California to pursue an acting career, one thing we bonded over was our love and appreciation of nature. When almost 6 years later we got engaged, we knew we wanted our wedding to be outdoors. Nature holds a special place in our hearts, being outside makes us feel more connected to each other and our spirituality. We wanted this love of nature to be present in our wedding day, from our ceremony to décor. For our florals you will see a lot of greenery, with very minimal flowers or colors. We were so fortunate to be married at such a gorgeous venue that we did not want to overwhelm the already beautiful backdrop. Down the aisle and around the trunk of the oak tree we had sporadic bunches of lavender and fern along with lanterns. We wanted an organic feel to the ceremony site and wanted it to feel as if the lavender and fern had sprouted there on its’ own. We also used lanterns along with varying mercury glass and garland to adorn our guest tables; this created a romantic and intimate feel to our wedding.

Early on in the wedding process Bobby and I decided to come up with a logo that we could use throughout our wedding, but also something to use in the future as we formed our own family. With the help of our wonderful printer and friend David Schwarz, we created the tree logo that can be seen on all our paper goods from save the dates, to wedding invitations and throughout the décor. This logo not only represents the tree we were married under, but also our future family tree we will create. I absolutely love the details when it comes to weddings, so it was so fun adding in the little things like our beloved dog on our cake, surprising my groom with signs during the ceremony and our diy olive oil favors.

Family is an integral part of our lives and this can also be seen throughout the décor and day. A lot of the items on the coffee tables and throughout the farmhouse were items we borrowed from our families’ homes. We wanted the farmhouse to look and feel as though guests were walking into our home. We included vintage picture frames with photos of lost loved ones on the fireplace mantle and tables to honor those we loved who have now passed. Some of the pillows on the furniture were painted by my cousin with our tree logo and monogram, while others we found through Etsy.

The day of our wedding was the most amazing day. The bridesmaids and I were there early in the morning getting ready, and it was so special watching my wonderful team of vendors turn an already beautiful place into an absolute dream. Both Bobby and I felt so loved having all our closest friends and family there to support and celebrate our love for each other. Our officiant, my cousin, had worked so hard with us to help create a personalized ceremony, during which Bobby and I read letters to each other we had wrote prior to the ceremony. The whole day Bobby and I were on cloud 9 and could not be happier with how perfect the day was to us. As everyone had told me it would, our wedding day flew by and before we knew it we were on to our sparkler exit and off to our hotel. Treasure every moment of your wedding day, take it all in because it will go by in a blink of an eye. Our wedding would not have been as magical without the help from our amazing vendor team including: Callista & Co., Wisteria Lane Flowers, Andrew Jade Photography, Serendipity Cinematography, Seasons Catering, The Butter End Cakery, A Rental Connection, Archive Rentals, The Class, and Manhattan RePro. Thanks to all for truly making it the Best Day Ever!

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Photography: Andrew & Jade Photography | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography | Event Coordinator: Callista & Company | Floral Design: Wisteria Lane | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Invitations: Manhattan RePro | Catering: Seasons Catering | Hair + Makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry | Band: The Class Band | Transportation: Wilshire Limousine | Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Rentals - Decorative: Archive Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Traditional + Elegant Malibu Rocky Oaks Vineyard Wedding

Thanks to the lens of Michael Segal Photography, we’re about to whisk you away to the rocky shores of Malibu to witness one very special day. Cue the perfectly planned wedding of Sarah and Phil. For their special day proves to not only be crazy elegant, but seriously sentimental too. ByDesign Films captured every happy tear below and we invite you to watch it all unfold in THE VAULT!

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From The Bride and Groom…Sarah and Phil first met three years ago while watching mutual friends in a band play at a local venue over a few cocktails. He got her number, and actually called instead of texting. She then knew he wasn’t like most other guys, he was a gentleman. A couple years later, Philip proposed to Sarah on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, which is the city where they first met and lived together. 

It was a tough decision for them on where to get married, Philip being from Northern California, and Sarah from Ohio. But they decided to get married in Santa Monica, so they could show all of their family and friends the life they were creating together in Southern California. Neither of them had ever thought about what their wedding day would look like. At first thought, wedding planning would be easy for them as they are both fairly simple and easy-going people and ultimately just wanted to celebrate with family and friends. But as the venue search started, they both learned they were a lot more particular than they thought, as they started to build their “dream wedding” together.

They had the ceremony at St Monica’s Catholic Church, which is where the bride and groom are members. It was important for them that they get married in the church and there was no better place than St. Monica, as it has such a welcoming atmosphere, amazing cantors and musicians, and is breathtakingly beautiful.

The moment the doors opened, the bride was just a silhouette, as the light flowed into the church behind her, and she slowly walked down the aisle with her father Frank by her side and Jacobs song reverberating off the arching church ceilings. The bride was absolutely stunning, and the groom said that it felt like someone snuck up and punched him directly in the stomach taking his breath away. They exchanged vows as Philip put his grandmother’s ring on Sarah’s finger.

After the ceremony, they transported their guests from Santa Monica into the gorgeous mountains of Malibu via the Pacific Coast Highway. With a nice ocean view, they popped mini bottles of Korbel champagne, and started celebrating on the way to the venue. As the guests arrived, the gates opened and they continued up the scenic windy road to approach Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards.

Malibu Rocky Oaks is a privately owned Tuscan inspired villa, sitting atop the highest point around, surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and a view of the ocean off in the distance. Besides the amazing view, they wanted to avoid the banquet hall patterned carpets and drapes, and Malibu Rocky Oaks was exactly that. They searched all of LA and couldn’t find a place that had more of an amazing view.

When it came to the catering they both are admitted foodies, especially living in LA, so they wanted the food to be incredible. They wanted the freedom to choose their own chef and meal, as they are not particularly fond of “wedding food”. So this venue allowed them to create exactly the type of celebration they wanted, rather than having just a cookie cutter wedding. It was definitely a lot more work for them, and their coordinator, but at the end of the day, they made it exactly what they wanted.

Cocktails and appetizers were served on the side balcony with a seamless view across all of Malibu, while a contemporary violinist played in the background. An old farm dinner bell was rung and everyone took their seat along two long rustic wooden tables and a “farm to table” family-style dinner was served.

At the tail end of dinner the bride and groom quickly snuck away to capture a few extra photos during the golden hour. They are somewhat an adventurous couple so they climbed up a cliff just to get a killer shot. They stood up there looking like they were on top of the world. The first dance, by request of the groom, was to have the first dance on the helipad during sunset which had never been done before, and so they added an additional dance floor. They prepared for several weeks searching for the right song and learned their special choreographed dance.

As the sun started to set behind the hills of Malibu and into the ocean, they walked out onto the dance floor hand in hand as their their shadows reflected onto the wooden dance floor. Once the music started, she circled him caressing his shoulders then spinning out and pulling her back in, then they began the elegant movements of the foxtrot, gliding around the dance floor to Temper Trap’s powerful song Sweet Disposition.

After the father-and-bride and mother-and-groom dance, their guests then joined them out on the helipad and rocked out to few songs to initiate the party as the night began. All of this was perfectly created by their wedding coordinator Letizia Silvestri, and perfectly captured by Michael Segal.

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Photography: Michael Segal Photography | Cinematography: ByDesign Films | Event Planning: Letizia Silvestri | Floral Design: Tick Tock Florist | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Raffi's Pastry | Ceremony Venue: St. Monica Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: LA Roots Catering | DJ: Jeff With Vox DJ | Groom's Attire: JCrew | Ceremony Music: Chris Woods | Groom's Shoes: To Boot New York | Photo Booth: Lumee Studios | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Rustic Triunfo Creek Vineyards Wedding

Jose, oh Jose. Not only do we adore his work more than words, but he just so happens to shoot the coolest clients In. The. World. Case in point? This handsome duo who managed to bring a true sense of their Southern home states to California with elegance and style like you wouldn’t believe. Tack on the talents of Yasmine Floral Design, Aaron Hartselle and Joel Serrato , and you’ve got a gallery we might never leave.

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From The Groom…We live in Los Angeles but both of us have southern roots. Jon, supervising producer of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, is originally from the Florida panhandle. Jason, an interior designer who owns the design showroom Martin & Brockett, is from Texas. We were originally connected through friends and after a lot of emailing back and forth finally met for what was going to be a quick afternoon coffee but turned into a marathon five hour date and only ended because Jon had to get home in time for the season finale of The Sopranos.

A long time passed between that first date and our wedding day. In fact, it took ten years, two days, a dramatic introduction to Jason’s family in Texas during a tornado, multiple beach trips with Jon’s family in Florida, a week in Santa Fe where both sides finally met, a lot of emotional ups and downs, the very important addition of one attention stealing Boston Terrier, many television season finales, and a Supreme Court ruling before we were actually able to legally marry. But by that time, marriage had become such a foregone conclusion that it really seemed more fitting to throw out convention and just plan a big party so that our families and friends could spend a long, celebratory weekend together in Los Angeles that just happened to end with our wedding ceremony.

We decided, with the help of an army of incredibly talented vendors, that this wedding would blend our favorite parts of California, Texas and the South. We wanted everyone to get a sense of where both of us were from and also where we had chosen to make our home. We picked Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Malibu Canyon for the venue – a rustic setting with a big rolling lawn for the ceremony and an open farmhouse for dinner. It reminded us of Ojai, a place we love going to, so the decision was almost immediate once we set foot on the property.

The food, a very important part of the day to both of us, was by Heirloom LA and inspired by our roots (for Jon, that meant fried chicken, cheese grits and for Jason, brisket and BBQ pork sliders) mixed with California fare like grilled salmon and an incredible roasted vegetable station. The tabletop, by Casa de Perrin, was perfect – a beautiful and masculine combination of Heath dinnerware and walnut chargers with laser cut leather menus by Amber Moon, who also made our wedding invitations.

One of our favorite parts of the wedding was a surprise for Jason’s parents – we recreated a mini version of his grandparent’s grocery store in Texas (after school, Jason and his sisters would go there and fill up on candy and fresh fruit – the fruit only because their mother made them). The farmhouse had a small rustic kitchen where we set up crates of retro candies and chocolates so guests could take as favors before leaving on the shuttles.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Joel Serrato | Floral Design: Yasmine Floral Design | Invitations: Amber Moon | Catering: Heirloom LA | Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy | DJ: DJ - Erica Olsen | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Groom's Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | Paper Goods: Amber Moon | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals | Table Top Rentals: Casa De Perrin | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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