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Malibu Wedding with Romantic Purple Details

I challenge you to find a wedding that screams romance more than this one. Twinkle lights dripping from trees, found vintage details tucked into every corner, a bride who seriously knows fashion (fun fact: her boss is the fabulous Tadashi Shoji) and a general sense of timelessness that sets the tone for all of the lovely. With photos by Sun & Sparrow, you can see the whole wedding right here.

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From the Bride…The Garden Pavilion at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu was the perfect backdrop for the vintage glamour theme I envisioned for the wedding. The ceremony was held under a 100 year old Oak tree with tiny white lights along its branches and the guests were seated in chairs on a sprawling lawn with white rose petals and shepherd’s hooks holding white flowers adorning the aisle. IZZE drinks in galvanized steel tubs with lavender and white paper straws greeted guests at the ceremony. I loved the lace that the calligrapher used on the invitations so much that it became the inspiration for many of the wedding’s key components – the DIY programs, menus, and donation sign had the same lace digitally printed on them, the cake’s frosting emulated the design, and the cocktail and dessert tables were swathed in a similar vintage-inspired floral lace. A string trio played The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony before guests made their way to the reception area, a short walk away.

Entering the reception pavilion, guests were welcomed with a guest book and stunning bouquet of orchids and lavender atop a vintage dresser. Vintage sofas, chairs, and tables perfectly complimented the large wood patio and I spent months finding the perfect accessories to adorn the tables – a vintage inspired clock and phone, mercury glass candlesticks and vases, A + M silver letters, and more. I worked especially hard on collecting old photographs from both sides of the family for the heirloom shelf and even had a photograph of my great grandmother on her wedding day along with the actual wreath that she wore on that day wrapped around the frame. Family is significant to me and Mike and we were delighted that the heirloom table reflected this sentiment.

Dinner was served under an elegant white tent with flowing white drapes, amber twinkling lights, crystal chandeliers and lavender lighting. DIY place cards featured meal choices stamped in the form of a cow, fish, or carrot, so cute! Lavender low flower arrangements in mercury glass bowls sat atop grey linens while a DIY menu and sprig of lavender and dusty miller were tucked into each guest’s napkin. The dessert table off to the side featured the ‘floral lace’ cake, macaroons, a cream puff tower, brownies, and more. A photo booth kept the guests entertained while the DJ belted out an eclectic mix from Barry White, Van Morrison, Rick James, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Rihanna. Lavender and grey flip flops were provided for ‘tired feet’ and the ladies could warm up in lavender and grey pashminas once the temperature dropped.

My dear boss, fashion designer Tadashi Shoji, took a picture with me and the 25+ ladies dressed in Tadashi Shoji before a vintage white Rolls Royce pulled up to the venue to whisk me and Mike away. The Rolls Royce was decorated in lavender and grey pom poms and a ‘Just Married’ calligraphy sign purchased from one of the many talented artists on Etsy. The shuttles for the guests weren’t far behind and took the guests back to the Four Seasons Westlake Village to continue the party. A perfect day!

Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | videography: Ashley, the emotion picture studio | Gown: Vera Wang | Floral Designer: Flowers by Felicia | Wedding Cake: Cake Divas | Invitations: Calligraphy by Katrina | Ceremony Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Coordinator: Bijou-Events | Hair Stylist: Matt Adams from Sally Hershberger | DJ: NYC Dj's | Officiant: Reverend Clint Hufft | Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals | Linen: BBJ Linen | Makeup: The Studio Agency | Reception Gown: Tadashi Shoji | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Shuttle: VIP tours | photo booth: Sassy Booths

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Rustic Malibu Wedding at Cielo Farms

This wedding is pure perfection.  Seriously.  One look at its loveliness and you’ll never be convinced it can get any better than this.  It’s the sweet combination of breathtaking views (hello Cielo Farms), rustic meets elegant stylings from LVL Wedding And Events and a whole lot of happy moments captured by Bryan N Miller Photography.  See them all right here.

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From LVL Wedding And Events… Sara and Dave are an absolute delight and I had so much fun working with them to plan their dream day. Both LA transplants, her from Idaho and him from England, also both lawyers and wanted to create a wedding weekend for their friends and family to come out and enjoy quintessential Southern California.

When we began looking at venues they thought they wanted something ocean front. In our tours, we never found something quite right. As I began to get to know Sara and Dave it was clear they have a passion for good food and good wine. After a long day of tours, Sara wanted to show me their wine club spot that could be a good candidate for the rehearsal dinner or wine tasting activity. As we pulled into the gates of Cielo Farms Member’s Tasting Room, I immediately in love. We drove up the olive tree and vineyard lined road to park and step out into a slice of heaven. You feel transported to Italy! It was there we discussed this being the perfect spot for their wedding and worked closely with the event manager, Cory at Cielo Farms to make that dream a reality.

Some of the great details: we used a bottle of the couples favorite Cielo wine as the guest book to enjoy on their 1st anniversary, we also used the delicious olive oil and balsamic from Cielo on the tables for the guests to enjoy with dinner. The cake topper order on Etsy was a tribute to the couple’s favorite weekend activity riding bikes together along the California coast. The bar included bubbles and wine selection from Cielo as well as the groom’s choice signature drink – Pimm’s Cup for their American and English friends to enjoy together.

Special thanks to an incredible team of vendors who helped our vision come to life beyond Sara & Dave’s dreams. Enjoy the gorgeous images by Bryan Miller Photography!

Photography: Bryan N Miller Photography | Bakery: Vanilla Bake Shop | Catering: Monrose Catering | Wedding Planner: Heather Of LVL Wedding And Events | DJ: Elevated Pulse Productions | Ceremony & Reception: Cielo Farms | Florals: Debbie Of Flowers Etc Weddings | Hair & Make Up: 1011 Makeup & Hair | Rentals: Smart Party Rents

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Hilltop Al Fresco Wedding In Malibu, California

Open air weddings and California are one of the greatest combinations to ever happen to weddings, don’t you think? This latest combo photographed by Kurt Boomer is an affair full of culture, family driven details and, all in all, a beautifully crafted day at the hands of a stylish Bride and Groom. See so much more right here.

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Malibu Canyon holds many hidden vineyards throughout its winding valley. Beautiful scenes illuminated by amazing California light make for some of the best weddings. Cielo Farms is no exception. Perched on the top of a gorgeous hill, it gives you an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Ghazal and Travis are one of those couples that know style. Both work within the art world and it shows with their design for their wedding. It was a mix of two beautiful cultures with many details whose meaning stretched back generations.

Many members of the family came together and put lots of work into creating the details. The most amazing of it all was the ceremony centerpiece. A truly unique piece of art. There is always something special about a wedding when every detail has so much meaning to the couple and family.

Photography: Kurt Boomer | Videography: Dashing Events | Floral Design: My Wedding Blooms | Cake: Sweet Lady Jane | Shoes: Caparros | Caterer: Lobo Castle | Hair And Make Up: John Of Italy | Lighting: In The Mix Lighting | DJ: Dashing Events | Bar: Lobo Castle | Day Of Coordinator: Anna Elledge | Musician: Toben Seymour | Rentals: Reflections Events | Venue Coordinator: Cory Spencer