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Romantic Diablo Dormido Malibu Wedding

Set on the cliffs of Malibu, this rustic ranch wedding coordinated by La Boheme is so many things: dreamy in detail, romantic in feeling, and ultra-fun with lawn games and a popping playlist the Groom spent months perfecting. Take a peek into the gorgeous gallery from Jenna Beth Photography, and get lost in all the romantic vintage and citrus-hued details here!

From The Bride…Josh and I met at work in a law firm. We both started as criminal defense attorneys at around the same time, about eight years ago. But we did not meet until about three years in, when we both got transferred to the same courthouse in downtown LA. We got assigned to the same busy courtroom where we had a lot of cases each day, but things moved really slowly. So, we had time to talk and get to know each other. Before long, we started dating. And even as we got assigned to work in different courtrooms, we still worked in the same courthouse. And still do, to this day. Our offices are just a hallway apart. A lot of people ask us if it gets to be a bit much, spending that much time together–working together and then going home together. We just smile, and try to explain as best as we can.

It is great having your favorite person be a constant support, whether it be at work or at home. I so love being as much a part of his day, his cases, his stresses, and his successes, as he is mine. This is how we met, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am a very organized person, and pay attention to detail, so I thought planning a wedding would come naturally to me. How wrong I was. I had never been one of those girls who had always dreamed of her wedding, planning every detail out years before Josh even entered the picture. So, I learned very quickly that I had to make decisions about things I had no opinion about. My mom, sister, and I looked at countless venues, because how was I to know where we should get married? But when we got to the end of the long, windy road that led to a pale yellow ranch house atop the rolling hills of the Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, I knew we had found the perfect spot. It was so peaceful, with breathtaking views, wheat fields, and greenery everywhere.

Once I found the location, the rest of the details just fell into place. I really wanted to let the natural beauty of the outdoor setting speak for itself and most design decisions flowed from there. What we wanted most for our wedding was to create a garden party that felt really intimate where we could catch up with friends and family and celebrate together. Rustic vintage furniture with wine barrels and wooden farmhouse doors as tables, vintage chairs, ottomans, luggage, old books, and a beautiful chandelier helped create the vibe we wanted for the night. Rustic lemonade stands with mason jars and a vintage cupcake dessert bar rounded out the look. We had lawn games for people to play and served BBQ (one of our favorites) because we wanted the night to feel laid-back and comfortable, and for guests to just have fun. Flowers were really important to me because I wanted to complement the already beautiful ranch house setting with beautiful and tasteful natural flower arrangements that matched the sage green, yellow, white, peach, and orange color scheme.

One of my favorite elements were the individually potted succulents that doubled as place card holders and favors for guests to take home and plant in their own gardens. Josh is a big music guy and he spent months creating the perfect list of songs to be played at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. AC/DC, Grateful Dead, Sam Cooke, Velvet Underground, ELO, Prince, and Otis Redding were essentials.

Even though I didn’t know how to articulate exactly what I envisioned for our wedding night, looking back on our beautiful pictures that captured all the priceless moments, I know we got every detail just right. Especially the happily ever after.

Photography: Jenna Beth Photography | Coordination: La Boheme | Floral Design: These Buds A Blooming | Bakery: Vanilla Bake Shop | Catering: Command Performance | Hair & Makeup: Girl Meets Bongga | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | DJ: Dart DJ | Venue: Diablo Dormido | Paper Goods: Prim And Pixie | Rentals: A Rental Connection

Abby Capalbo

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

Dreamy weddings?  They’re sort of our business here at SMP.  So when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous affairs that make our hearts sing, our obsession starts and ends with Patina Wedding.  From their expert culinarians to their fab mixologists to their amazing planning team, this, loves, is a group of wedding gurus that knows a thing or two about making your day totally stunning + totally unique.

A literal dream team of all things wedding, Patina Wedding can take those visions that have been dancing in your head and turn them into a serious reality.  Think custom dessert stations meets fabulous drinks meets the prettiest celebration you have ever seen and you are sooo on the right track.  And with Patina Wedding, each and every affair they touch is yours and yours only, so that every magical moment of your day speaks 100% to you and your honey.  We love that.

Contact one of Patina Wedding’s amazing Wedding Specialists at 213.972.3673 or to start talking about your perfect day.  You can celebrate your “I do’s” in a location of your choosing, or select one of Patina Wedding’s breathtaking locales, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  No matter the venue, you can rest assured that Patina Wedding and their extensive network of vendors will craft a day that you never dreamed possible… and then some.


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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show

Mark your calendars, SMPers.  The new Fall 2015 Collection from Jim Hjelm has arrived and every beautiful piece is debuting at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA.  I’m talking a trunk show to end all trunk shows with one stunning gown after another from a designer that knows a thing or two about bridal beauty.  Debuting from May 15th – 17th, this is what we call a total must-see.

From breathtaking ball gowns to romantic A-Lines to sleek, modern beauties, the new Fall 2015 Collection designed by Hayley Paige is what bridal dreams are made of.  Think silky smooth fabrics, intricate details and the loveliest of hues, all coming together to create some of the most elegant + show-stopping gowns you will ever lay your eyes upon.  Now team those amazing gowns up with a staff that knows everything there is to know about fabulous customer service + making you feel GORGEOUS and it’s “perfect bridal gown” in one, two, three.

Contact the JLM Couture Flagship Salon TODAY to reserve your space at the Jim Hjelm Trunk Show happening from May 15th – 17th.  Believe me, loves… you don’t want to miss a minute.



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