Malibu Wedding from Elizabeth Messina + Bluebell Events
May 6, 2013
United States
Classic WeddingsBeach WeddingsEatery
If ever there was a photographer that had a way of capturing all the beautiful moments of a wedding, both big and small, it would surely be Elizabeth Messina. And she does so with such beauty; the kind that transforms a wedding photograph into pure, unabashed art. This seaside affair is a celebration of all those moments between a gorgeous couple and their precious baby girl that resulted in a day designed by Bluebell Events and Marks Garden as pretty as they come. See so much more right here in the full gallery.
From Bluebell Events...Rachel and Jeff are such a  special couple and  they wanted a wedding that reflected them both and be a celebration of family and friends. They wanted to get married near the ocean as Jeff is a huge surfer and Rachel grew up going to the beach there every week during high school and so they decided on The Sunset Restaurant because it was elegant but with a warm and familiar vibe .
Their daughter Anabel was born a few months before the wedding and it was so special for them to be married with their daughter there and an opportunity for all the out of town guests to meet her for the first time.  Anabel was carried down the aisle by Rachel’s mom and she just cooed and giggled during the ceremony in a matching white dress like her mom’s gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress. They wanted a simple , white , elegant but beautiful ceremony which was captured so beautifully by the stunning flowers from Marks Garden leaving the ocean to provide the other colors to the wedding of seafoam green and white. Even dolphins swam by during their vows. It was pretty magical and then they had the most stunning Sunset, which that stretch of beach is famous for.
I loved that we popped shades of lavender to the stunning flowers at the evening reception along with the silver, white and soft seafoam green linens from La Tavola . Guests danced the night away to the fabulous band Higher Ground and enjoyed Gelato to cool themselves off from all the dancing later on in the evening. It was an honor to plan a wedding for such a wonderful family and make all their dreams come true and have it  all captured by the incredible Elizabeth Messina.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Floral Design: Marks Garden, Nancy Kaye | Event Design + Planning: Bluebell Events |  Ceremony + Reception Location: On the Beach + The Sunset Restaurant | Cinematography: Jesus Medina | | Invitations: Crane at Papyrus | Rings: Hrastan Jewelry | Hair + Make Up: Lou Lou Hair and Makeup | Rentals and Lighting: Bob Gail Special Events | Band: Higher Ground | Bride's Make Up: Elaine Offers | Gelato Bar: Pazzo Gelato | Cake: Bella Donna Special Events | Linens: La Tavola | Beach Sound: Angel Com | Officiant: Revferend Joel Curtis | Limos: Exquisite Transportation | Coach: Corporate Coaches | Dress + Veil: Monique Lhuillier  | Mens Suits: Elite Tuxedo