"A proper elopement is a balance of intimacy and inclusion. A couple’s desire to have an artful and intimate ceremony should also allow for space to honor family and friends who wish to celebrate your love alongside you. A common misconception is that elopements should forgo the stationary altogether. We believe a thoughtfully designed wedding announcement can easily help make those who were not in attendance feel as if they were a part of your day. Our bride’s very own Italian coastal cityscape painting (as seen on the envelope) serves as the focal point in our design. The color palette of sunset pink, rusty bronze and creamy neutrals were lifted from her brush strokes and sprinkled throughout our story. The Latin phrase “Vini Vidi Amavi” translating to “We Came. We Saw. We Loved” speaks to the poetic nature of their intimate seaside elopement. The suite pairs beautifully with the custom Heidi Gibson ring designed with the watchful eye of our groom - and who doesn’t love a groom with impeccable taste? 

Paradise Cove in Malibu is a hidden gem in our own backyard of Southern California that reminds us so much of Italy’s beach culture. It’s a perfect place for a couple on a budget who can’t make the travel overseas - no passport required. Our simple vino ceremony installation relies on the majestic tones of the rock formation paired with the charm of the clustered wine bottles. As honeymooners, our couple lounges aside an expertly crafted cheese platter, blood orange limoncello, and a custom coconut-caramel petite cake. The romance and whimsy of the day are documented by our groom and his vintage Rolleiflex camera."

Paradise Cove Vino Elopement Styled Shoot

"A proper elopement is a balance of intimacy and inclusion. A couple’s desire to have an artful and intimate ceremony should also allo...
June 13, 2018
"The venue itself is a statement piece so most of our design choices were based on what we thought would be complementary to the space. The space is heavy on wood, so we wanted to warm it up with lots of candles and darker colors, like burgundy and navy, with touches of gold. To soften everything up, we went with ivory, burgundy, pink and mauve florals. I really loved how everything turned out. The venue is pretty unique to Southern California. It's a historical building and a lot of the original architecture is still intact. It has an industrial vibe downstairs with a stunning ceremony space upstairs. We loved everything about it and it was the one space that we could envision ourselves getting married in." -Bride & Groom

Burgundy and Navy Wedding at The Loft on Pine

"The venue itself is a statement piece so most of our design choices were based on what we thought would be complementary to the space...
June 7, 2018
"Eric and I grew up in Connecticut, 45 minutes away from one another, but met in Los Angeles in 2010. He had moved to California a few months prior, and I was still in college but traveled out West to work on The Golden Globe Awards during my final winter break. We met through a mutual friend, spent a few days together, and the rest was history. I was already planning on moving to Los Angeles after graduation, so living on the same coast as Eric was an unexpected perk! We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our lives on both coasts; New England charm set against the West Coast oceanside. Most of our family traveled from the East Coast for the wedding weekend, so our dream was to give everyone a taste of California we love so much. We envisioned a soft, romantic, seaside color palette and our wedding planner, Events by M and M, and our florist, VavĂ© Studios, captured the vision perfectly.

We found the Adamson House in Malibu and immediately fell in love with the venue, the location, and its historical significance. Built in 1929 on the coastline, the home is a designated California Historical Landmark and State Park and is best known for its extensive tile work and blend of Spanish and Moorish design. We were able to offer house tours during cocktail hour and our guests loved this unique addition to the wedding day. Our best friend was ordained and married us; he set a beautiful and lighthearted tone for the day. One of the many highlights was right after our vows. For the first time, we turned to look out at all the guests, seated across the lush green lawn in front of the seaside. Being able to see everyone we love together in one place, especially those who had traveled great distances to celebrate with us was a beautiful moment we'll never forget. Other unforgettable moments included our private first look and the joy on Eric's face when he realized I had flowers in my hair, the impromptu Girls vs Guys Dance Battle, the sonnet my brother wrote as his Man of Honor speech, and dancing with our loved ones as the sun set behind us with popcorn lights twinkling above our heads. 

All our vendors went above and beyond to help us throw a celebration we will cherish forever, as evident by Mary Costa Photography's incredibly captured moments. Our guests enjoyed custom homemade popsicles from The Pop and Pop Shop Truck, dined on Command Performance's delicious food and Top Tier Treat's scrumptious (and secretly vegan) cakes, snapped photos in The Booth & Bus Co.'s VW Bus Photo Booth, and danced under the stars to Gold Standard's absolutely astounding set. Eric and I would do it all over again if we could. The day was a perfect reflection of us as a couple, and hands down our favorite day ever."

Blue Seaside Wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu

"Eric and I grew up in Connecticut, 45 minutes away from one another, but met in Los Angeles in 2010. He had moved to California a few...
May 31, 2018
"We wanted to bring on local Southern California girl bosses to bring our vision to life. Once we gathered our team of Cali girls we started to create a vision with all the boho feels. We even invited a local swimsuit designer to add her swimsuit to the mix.  We were able to pair it with the Lace and Liberty Celebration Skirt for a truly unique bridal gown.  This look is perfect for the adventurous couple that is looking to elope on the beach and maybe celebrate with a dip in the ocean! We really think this pastel beach editorial will be an inspiration for brides and couples looking for that perfect So Cal spot for engagement shoots or elopements.  In lieu of more traditional and formal details, we went with a simple outdoor, laid-back space with an eclectic mix of geo shapes, tropical florals and poufs to create a relaxed seating space for our barefoot couple. We were able to use the existing canopy built by locals for our ceremony site. The word LOVE was already part of the space so we added a little draping and the spot was perfect for their "I Do's"!!  The pastel colors and relaxed spaces symbolize the comfort and softness love can bring to your life even when the tides get rough.  The lovely pastel colors, alternative table settings, bare feet, and amazing bridal swimsuit all came together beautifully in this boho beach shoot with this adorable real-life couple!!"

San Onofre Elopement Editorial

"We wanted to bring on local Southern California girl bosses to bring our vision to life. Once we gathered our team of Cali girls we s...
May 30, 2018
"Geoff proposed at the Dallas Arboretum on December 16th. The arboretum was a special spot to us as we had been there multiple times, and took his parents there when they came to visit Dallas. Geoff had told me all week he wanted to go to the "12 days of Christmas" at the Arboretum and I thought nothing of it seeing as we would go often. Upon walking around to each of the 12 days we would stop and take a selfie at each one, and after we just walked through other parts of the gardens talking and holding each other close. Then, we stopped at a garden spot and Geoff pulled me in close and started to tell me how much I meant to him, have completely changed his life and how he would be honored and humbled to spend the next 76 years of his life with me ( Because I was 24 at the time and want to live until I am 100 so it is a running joke with us) and got down on one knee and without hesitation I said "YES!" From there, my very best friend jumped out of the bush as she was taking photos, and we walked around the corner and my family was there! Then we drove "to lunch" where all our friends in Dallas (including Geoff's sister in from Boston) was there waiting to surprise us! All planned by Geoff, it was a very emotional, wonderful day!" -bride & groom

Elegant Greystone Mansion Engagement Session

"Geoff proposed at the Dallas Arboretum on December 16th. The arboretum was a special spot to us as we had been there multiple times, ...
May 29, 2018
"We chose Venice Beach because it has a special meaning to us. Venice was where we celebrated Nichole's 26th birthday, as well as our first kiss by the beach at sunset. We chose warm and nude colors to compliment the beautiful pink sunset and the sand. The wind that day was untamed, but Frances somehow caught some of the best movements of the Free People dress Nichole wore."

Venice Canals Engagement Session

"We chose Venice Beach because it has a special meaning to us. Venice was where we celebrated Nichole's 26th birthday, as well as ...
May 23, 2018
"The venue, Retreat Malibu, had a wide open space nestled in the mountains of Malibu.  I knew this would be the right space for our Editorial Shoot. It has so many different aspects from rustic, to modern to vintage. The main house is nestled around acres of palm trees and wildflowers. Malibu meets a hint of Palm Desert. It was just perfect for our Modern/Urban Romance shoot.

Every Bride wants that WOW factor, they don't want the same dress as the last bride and they definitely do not want to break the bank. We wanted to do just that and took all three factors in mind. In doing so we found this sleek low cut top at Urban Outfitters to be paired it up with a flowing blush tulle skirt from Bliss Tulle. For the reception we changed her look just a tad bit by adding a different color top but keeping that same sleek look. Of course we had to do the same for the Groom. Why not give him some edginess. He wore a grey suit with a black dress shirt from Friar Tux. Our dinner table was filled with bountiful blooms and hues of yellow, burnt orange, blousy pinks, and deep Pantone colors. We used the mix and match glasses and dinnerware from Anthropologie to bring you this beautiful setup.  Using their marble and granite cheese boards as the chargers gave it more texture and something unique to catch your eye. "

Rustic Modern Romance

"The venue, Retreat Malibu, had a wide open space nestled in the mountains of Malibu.  I knew this would be the right space for our Ed...
May 22, 2018

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