Malibu Wedding by Bash, Please + Charley Star
November 29, 2011
United States

What do you get when you cozy up the talents of Bash, Please + the photography of Charley Star + the beauty of Malibu's backdrop? Well my lovelies, you get wedding magic. Complete with a bride that is literally glowing, a collection of the prettiest peonies a girl could ever want and an al fresco style that literally screams love. So grab a cocktail, kick off your heels and fall head over heels for this wedding built for...three. Oh and there's lots more right here.

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From Bash, Please...Jennifer and Jason wanted a coastal wedding with the intimacy of a European dinner party. Villa Cascata is a gorgeous private estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean with beautiful gardens and Italian architecture. Jen was open to our design ideas and color palettes, and we wanted to juxtapose the deep, earthy tones of the house with a lighter, more romantic hue for summer.  We created the gradient peach palette with ombre dying of the place cards, favor tags, menus, and Sweet and Saucy mirrored it with the cake in ombre as well. We took cues from the grounds and created floral designs of native succulents mixed with garden roses, olive leaf, dahlias, and astilbe in pewter and terra cotta containers for a coastal California meets Italian countryside feel.

Their dinner menu included a nod to the East coast where Jen is from with an elevated version of fish and chips, as well as short ribs, a nod to Jason's midwest upbringing. Heirloom LA created signature cocktails that included rosemary and lavender, both found on the estate's grounds. The bride and groom love cheese, so we wanted to integrate that love in as many creative ways as possible. As guests arrived Heirloom LA created a crostini station of homemade ricotta, goat, burratta, and pizza bread pudding to delight. We also included a local goat cheese as their thank you favor to every guest and draped cheesecloth as their chuppah covering and as their table runners for unexpected design ideas.

DJ Smiles Davis played lots of jazz and indie-pop to keep everyone on the dance floor and Found brought in lounge vignettes to create a cozy outdoor living room. It was such a beautiful Malibu night and the sweetness was even more palpable since the couple is expecting a baby! It was a dream wedding.

Wedding Photography: Charley Star / Designer, Planner, Florals + Paper Goods: Bash, Please / Location:  Villa Cascata / Caterer + Bar: Heirloom LA / Make-up: Fiore Beauty / Hair: Alissa Bird of Neil George / Cake + Sweets: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Music: Strings by Reiko + DJ Smiles Davis of The Flashdance / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Found Vintage Rentals