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A Pretty Pastel Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding

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A Malibu Rocky Oaks wedding is always one for the books. For good reason:  the vistas on display at this property always take my breath away.  This is the reason why the venue has become so legendary here in Los Angeles – and dare I say, the world over.  There is nothing like it!

The bride and groom, Emma and Michel, lived in France for the initial part of planning, then moved to San Francisco.  Wisely, they booked me over a year in advance, and had ample time to carefully curate and construct their dream day. They had many guests flying internationally, and were able to have their wedding on a weekday, which made things even more seamless to plan.

The Wedding Vendors

The florist, Plenty of Petals, nailed the romantic, vineyard-inspired florals, Signature Party Rentals provided the chairs and tables, napkins were by La Tavola, and Bright rentals provided the rose gold silverware.  Other vendors included Vox DJs, Jacob Jurado (officiant), Tim and Co videography, Jamie Cakes, and Silver Service Catering.  The vibe was soft blush, rich organic greens, and French country furniture with rich wood texture.

The Planning Process- a Weekday Wedding!

While Emma and Michel lived abroad and then in San Francisco, we stayed in close touch.  Because many guests were flying in from outside of L.A., this was a destination wedding for many of them, and the couple chose to have the event on a weekday.  Not my first, actually – they’re a lot of fun!  Also, some vendors and venues have cost-effective pricing for weekday events.  They made sure guests knew well ahead of time when the event would take place, so they couljd request vacation days, book flights, and make overall “life” arrangements for the event.

Enjoy photos below, by Sally Pinera!

 

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Malibu Rocky Oaks wedding floral backdrop border ceremony greenery blush

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Real Wedding: May at Malibu Rocky Oaks

By | Los Angeles Wedding Planner, Malibu, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding, Malibu Wedding, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planner | No Comments

This last May, el nino threatened our chances of an outdoor wedding, but in the end, love prevailed!  This wedding, with elements of Korean customs, was full of joy, laughter, and tasteful touches of Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily’s floral and event design. Delicious food and seamless entertainment and beautiful lighting from outstanding vendors made this a hugely successful event, at one of our all-time favorite venues.  The beautiful photos below are from Iris and Light.

 

Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks

Catering:  Amy’s Culinary Adventures

DJ, Paebeck, and some Lighting:  Valentine Entertainment
Rentals and some Lighting:  A Rental Connection

Cake:  Intricakes

Florals:  Lotus and Lily

Linens:  Luxe Linen

Videography:  Peter Yun

Photography: Iris and Light

Hair and Makeup: Yuri Sinata

 

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Cake by Intricakes

Cake by Intricakes

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Valentine Entertainment coordinated the Korean Paebeck ceremony.

Valentine Entertainment coordinated the Korean Paebeck ceremony.

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Florals by Lotus and Lily, Linens by Luxe Linen

Florals by Lotus and Lily, Linens by Luxe Linen

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Florals by Lotus and Lily, Linens by Luxe Linen

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Real Wedding: Classic and Romantic Luxury Estate Wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks

By | Blush and Pink Wedding, Brady Puryear Photography, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding, Malibu Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Planner | No Comments

We love love love working at Malibu Rocky Oaks, and this estate wedding was no different.  The romance of the florals by Lotus and Lily, the chic combination of pink, ivory, and fuchsia, and the bride and groom looking so dashing in their dress and tux – it all made for a gorgeous event.

Caterer: Truly Yours

Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks

DJ: JK Weddings

Videography: Dove Weddings

Photography:  Brady Puryear

Calligraphy:  Calligraphy Katrina

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Photo by Brady Puryear. Florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Brady Puryear. Florals by Lotus and Lily.

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Rustic Real Wedding: Views for Miles at Rancho Del Cielo

By | Amy's Culinary Adventures, Malibu Wedding, Private Estates, Rancho Del Cielo Wedding, Rustic Wedding | No Comments

I was very fortunate that my colleague Amy Jurist, owner of Amy’s Culinary Adventures, introduced me to this bride, groom, and their families. We really enjoyed working with them on their Rancho Del Cielo wedding. Rancho is a family-owned-and-operated Malibu estate with a perfect layout for weddings, and…that view!

Like many unique locations, we needed to oversee transportation itineraries, ensure all vendors were aware of the load-in requirements and overall rules and regulations, and coordinate diagrams and rental orders. That’s the “dirty work” required to create an outcome this gorgeous!  Peony and Plum created a rustic, light and pretty floral design and the bride and groom brought charming and personalized decor to accent the space.  I was excited to see photos of the decor this week and happy to share them on the blog today.

Photos below by Kathleen Greiger, who was a dream to work with. Additional vendors included Smart Party Rents, Roger Espinoza of Espi Music, Night Owl Photobooth, Joseph Andrew Productions, Cake Bakeshop, Apothecary Bee, and Scratch Weddings.

 

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Luxury Estate Wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks

By | Estate Wedding, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding, Malibu Wedding, Nick Saglimbeni Photography, Uncategorized, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planner | No Comments

One of our favorite venues is Malibu Rocky Oaks, a working winery with a gorgeous chateau perched at the end of a long, winding driveway, overseeing the vineyards and most of – no, definitely – all of Los Angeles. In my opinion, the best view in town.

We are honored to be on the preferred vendor list at MRO, and adore working with the team there.  It’s a substantial amount of logistics and coordination, but hey, that’s what we do! The goal when managing an event at a high-concept space such as MRO is having logistics so well planned from the outset, that guests don’t see the ‘gears’ grinding away – we want it all to feel organic and flowing.

For this particular bride and groom, we oversaw the full execution of their event.   We sought the best vendors to provide the bride and groom with a beautiful ceremony and reception: Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily Floral and Event Design provided the florals and decor, LM Event Productions provided the lighting and rentals, and various friends and family came together for the music and entertainment, including the fabulous Jerry Warren – with his band, he played incredible R&B and jazz music throughout.  The cake by Hot Cakes Bakes was exceptional as well.  Videographer Isabel Cinemateque filmed the day, and photos by the talented Nick Saglimbeni / Slickforce Studio captured every moment.

Lotus and Lily's bouquet waits for its bride..featuring dahlias, orchids, hydrangea and roses.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Lotus and Lily’s bouquet waits for its bride..featuring dahlias, orchids, hydrangea and roses. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Another personalized element, provided by the father of the bride: A wood initial monogram.

Another personalized element, provided by the father of the bride: A wood initial monogram.

The father of the bride is a master sign maker and artist, and custom created wood signage, like this directional sign.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

The father of the bride is a master sign maker and artist, and custom created wood signage, like this directional sign. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

The beautiful bride.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

The beautiful bride. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

What a view!   Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

What a view! Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Parasols shielded guests from the sun.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Parasols shielded guests from the sun. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

A dove release capped off the ceremony.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

A dove release capped off the ceremony. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and decor (like these mercury votives) by Lotus and LIly.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and decor (like these mercury votives) by Lotus and LIly.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and design by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and design by Lotus and Lily.

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Dessert table:  Traditional Italian treats and a delish cake from Hot Cakes Bakes, with decor and florals from Lotus and Lily.

Dessert table: Traditional Italian treats and a delish cake from Hot Cakes Bakes, with decor and florals from Lotus and Lily.