Delaney and Tanner are moving out of state and they decided to take some beautiful couple photos at El Matador Beach before they close this California chapter. Love this idea! And Delaney's dress is on point. (Click "Read More" to view the whole gallery.)
These out-of-towners love to travel, so they planned a magical getaway to sunny Southern California to celebrate their engagement, and they remembered to book these special engagement photos while they were in town! Cheers to Alexa and Matt! Congrats on your engagement and your upcoming wedding. Come see me in Malibu on the honeymoon!
Moorea and Ryan's Paradise Cove wedding in Malibu was a whole vibe. The couple met in Malibu through their time as students at Pepperdine University. Their wedding took place at Paradise Cove, just a stone's throw from the house the bride grew up in. Because of the presence of lifelong friends and neighbors, the whole day felt a little bit like an elevated block party meets family reunion meets editorial surf-style content shoot. The sun was perfect, the wispy clouds hung on for just the right light, and sets of clean surfable waves dragged the Paradise Cove beach all afternoon and into the evening.
Moorea and Ryan did a bunch of fun things to make the wedding day their own, but my favorite by far was the switcheroo they pulled between the cocktail hour and the wedding. In LA, traffic can be murder, so the couple opted to plan a cocktail hour when all the guests and friends could mingle with the bride and groom and family before the ceremony began. It was the perfect way for everyone to gather and catch up and spend the afternoon together.
Coordinator: Misha (sister of the bride)
Venue: Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA
Officiant: Xanthe (friend of the couple)
Food/Beverage/Catering: Maria (friend of the couple)
Videographer: Ryan and Helen (family friend who will be taking film photos as a gift)
DJ/Music: J & J Events
Cake: Clay at Big Sugar Bake Shop
Dress: Jenny Yoo
There is a lot to look forward to these days... and Matthew and Maria's wedding is one of them! I can't wait for these two to tie the knot in Mexico this spring (mezcal tasting, anyone?), but for now I just get to hang out with them as a rad engaged couple and enjoy sunset beach clifftop picnics in Malibu with them.
Love you both. May your love continue to grow as you take on the world side by side.
LA ★ ATX