With friends and family in mind, this couple set out to prove a relaxed atmosphere is possible on a wedding day – here’s how it was done in Malibu, California.
The Wedding Day
A RELAXING START
Kristen and Chris got ready for their day surrounded by family
and friends at Calamigos Guest Ranch & Beach Club in Malibu. Once ready, the couple and their guests of slightly
over 100 made their way up to Cielo Farms. There, the bride
slipped into her minimalist Lola Varma dress and then met
the groom out in the sunshine for their first look moment.
ABOUT THAT VIEW
Cielo Farms has views across the Malibu hills – an incredible California setting. As the sun moved across the sky the scene changed, providing
a number of memorable photographic moments.
The white and yellow florals throughout
the venue were fresh and beautiful.
From the bouquet to the center pieces,
everything looked natural and organic -the perfect touches for the laid back
feeling the bride and groom desired.
MIX & MATCH
The tone of the relaxed atmosphere was set by the
beautiful wedding party. The Bridesmaids wore their summer dress of choice, and
the entire wedding party sat front row with the rest of the
guests to watch the ceremony.
The cake was elegantly simple and made its statement through its size. According to Rachel of September Pictures, the cake cutting was a showstopper. It’s typically easy for guests to miss this event at weddings, but because of the dramatic size, guests did not want to miss it!
Guests sipped drinks in front of a breathtaking view and when the sun went down, they gathered around the fires, wrapping up in chic shawls or slipping on an effortlessly cool leather jacket atop their summer dress. Once the festoon lights above the dancefloor began to glow, Dart Collective started the party
VENUE: Cielo Farms | PHOTOGRAPHER: September Pictures | PLANNER: So Smitten Events | RENTALS: PPR Events & Found Rental Company and Found Rental Co. | HAIR: Meg O’Hare Beauty | FLORALS: Still Carnations | STANTIONER: Ink & Aisel | WEDDING GOWN: Lola Varma | DJ: Dart Collective | CATERING: Tres LA Group | CAKE: Pitchoun Bakery