Malibu Wedding from Sugar & Fluff
April 9, 2013
United States
If there's anything we can learn from this Malibu wedding, it's that plan B isn't so bad. In fact, sometimes it's even better. With a flooded venue just three weeks before the big day, the fearless crew behind Sugar & Fluff pulled together to transform a contemporary estate into the chicest bohemian-style soiree . The result? A dream-come-true wedding that looked and felt like it was plan A all along. Abi Q Photography worked her magic to capture the day, and you can see every last detail right here.
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From Sugar & Fluff...This wedding proved to be most challenging. Brooke and Will are the sweetest clients who came well prepared with venue booked and ideas in tow. Who would have guessed that three weeks before the big day, the gorgeous Malibu residence had to be nixed due to a flood in the front yard! Luckily, a second location was found that had the most marvelous view and space to work with. We wanted the color scheme to be strictly shades of pastel candy and give off a very laid back bohemian beach feel of Malibu, California. Working with our most talented team of vendors, we transformed the contemporary style estate into a bohemian chic soiree. 

The first look was really sentimental to both Will and Brooke as they were all nerves until the final moment. Brooke looked amazing in her custom-made dress that was an heirloom piece of her mother's and reconstructed as a sheer caped-bodice and skirt. A perfect rendition of something old, new, borrowed and blue! Our Ceremony Chuppah was built by our pals at Discovered Interiors  who do an amazing job at building custom structures for events. Bunch Studio adorned the chuppah with gnarled pussy willow and a lush washed out pastel arrangement as the focal point. The sweetest moment was when Brooke walked down the aisle with her mother to the quartet's classical rendition of Springsteen's Thunder Road.

As Brooke had originally mentioned she was a solid fan of our "pumpkin pastel" wedding seen here. Florals were done by the amazing Bunch Studio with dozens of trinkets and heirloom vases filled with soft colored arrangements and slate pumpkins. We also added pastel colored pumpkins at the guestbook table that were hand carved with intricate designs and jewel encrusted to add detail and some drama. The pebble garden was lit with vellum ombre hurricane lanterns to guide guests into the cocktail hour, dressed to the nines courtesy of Disregarden lounge vignettes. Lounge pieces were hand picked and reupholstered to tie into our washed out, bohemian style, ranging from antique armchairs to poufs, and filled with personal pictures of Brooke and Will.

The dessert table was filled with Sweet & Saucy's treats: a delicious cake with a gradient color block of turquoise, teal and green, which  stood out against the soft array of opalescent dessert stands. We tied back into the washed out palette with a slate-green console table for display.  Long dining tables were dressed with sumptuous favors of candied apples at the reception, where guests found their seats by "Bottle Numbers" that told the story of each year of Will and Brooke's relationship, from their first date to buying a house together. It was a sweet and alternative way to sharing their story with friends and family. As the sun set at dinner, our hand dyed paper lanterns were strung across the garden, giving a soft glow of blue and light green hues for a romantic ambiance.


Wedding Photography: Abi Q photography | Wedding Planning, Design + Paper Details: Sugar & Fluff  | Vintage Furniture: Disregarden | Floral Design: Bunch Studio | Glassware + Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | Cake + Desserts: Sweet & Saucy | Catering: Marmalade Cafe | Guestbook Binding: Jessica Baluyot  | Chuppah: Discovered Interiors | Band: West Coast Music | Transportation: Integrated Transportation Service | Wedding Dress: Custom Heirloom Dress