These two joyful lovebirds lit up an otherwise rainy and overcast October afternoon with the thousand-watt glow of Kelsey's smile and the dinosaur-themed, candy-strewn party they threw.
Location: Malibu West Beach Club
Think you might recognize Kelsey and James? Probs because I shot their engagement session a few months back at Leo Carrillo.... at SUNRISE no less >> Yep, that's this same awesome, hilarious, adventurous, best-friends couple.
Lindsay and Ryan's Malibu West Beach Club wedding was a beautiful fall kick-off celebration. With warm sunshine stretching into the evening, and cocktails passed between loved ones, this gathering was swimming in love and sweetness from beginning to end.
Wedding coordinator: Dana Gabriel
Food/Catering: Command Performance
DJ/Music: One Up
Flowers: Diane Carvotta
Cake: dessert bar + cake from Sweet Art Bake Shop
Dress: Pebbles in Woodland Hills
Photographer: Cecily Breeding (that's me!) and second shooter, Joseph Ramli
Videographer: Shawn Tanowitz
Lindsay and Jeff’s wedding will go down in history as the most tattooed wedding I think I’ve ever experienced. Everywhere I looked, it seemed, there was someone covered with beautiful ink. And all the rest of the guests who weren’t tattooed looked like they stepped out of an LA fashion mag. I was all heart-eyes all day long.
And what’s more, everyone at the wedding was as beautiful inside as they were outside. So much love. So much caring was passed from person to person over the course of the night. From the first Miller light can-in-a-coozie toast to the last smear of white cake frosting, this party was all about fun, togetherness and the best friendship that brought Lindsay and Jeff to the altar in the first place.
Arpi and Edward's May wedding was all about family and shared experience together. From the big party bus that all the family arrived in, to the infinite number of hugs and kisses exchanged, to the extended group dancing at reception, it's obvious these are families who love one another hard and love to celebrate and be together.
Malibu West Beach Club brides take note: Arpi and Edward liked the idea of a beach front wedding, but they don't love sand in their shoes, so they opted for some pre-ceremony photos under the trees at Zuma Canyon Trailhead. With easy parking and a convenient location that's just down the road from Malibu West Beach Club, this was the perfect spot to assemble the family together beforehand for portraits, without running into the florist and catering staff. It also adds a lovely pop of dreamy foresty backdrop to the otherwise beachy wedding photo gallery. Highly recommend!
Want to see Arpi and Edward's fun sunset engagement session at the Santa Monica Pier? >>
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Family photos before venue: Zuma Canyon Trailhead
Photography: Cecily Breeding (that's me!), second shooter: Joseph Ramli
Wedding coordinator: Dru Ann Jacobson
Food/Catering, rentals: DJ California Catering
DJ/Music: Crown Players for ceremony and cocktail hour, DJ Sevag for reception
Flowers: Little Bee Flowers
Dress: Glamour Closet
Officiant: Rafi Orphali
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