Emily and Chris' Leo Carrillo Malibu Beach wedding photos were a mix of part post-COVID wedding photoshoot, part beach elopement, part family portrait session and all dreamy sunset sky goodness. This couple and their family was so much fun to celebrate and snap photos with. Emily picked a beautiful wedding dress with a high neckline (I mean, she's a triathlete, so that was DEF the right choice) and Chris wore his wedding suit and we frolicked barefoot at low tide snapping these pics on the sand and on the cliffs above.
Holey moley if this qualifies as a "backyard wedding," it's giving all other backyard weddings a serious run for their money. For starters, most backyards don't overlook a canyon in the Santa Monica mountains and the famous Getty Museum. To continue, most backyards don't have an infinity pool like this with a platform built over it for the bride and groom to say their vows. I'll stop there. Just look at the pictures.
Coordinator: Kaycie Fellows, Critic’s Choice
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club, Malibu, CA
Officiant: Shane Womack
Food/Beverage/Catering: Critic’s Choice
Videographer: Life Story Film - Rick Lykov
DJ/Music: Vox DJ’s - Marc Minero
Flowers: Diane Carvotta
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Dress: Made with Love Bridal
Bishoy and Sara were giddy like a couple of kids! Their beach elopement was all giggles and poetic vows and stolen kisses before the officiant even said, "You may kiss the bride!" These two are clearly twin flames who share so much love and passion for life and for one another. Bishoy and Sara, may your love burn ever brighter as you travel through the years together.
Karina and Pat's backyard COVID wedding was every bit as meaningful as it was laid back. They both got ready in Karina's mother and step dad's home, and said their vows in the backyard, then proceeded to dine and toast and laugh the night away in the spacious dining area (furniture moved out of the way to accommodate tables for the feast). What a delightful celebration of love and family and laughter and commitment this was, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. I'm so grateful to have be part of it!
You know what makes a worldwide pandemic a little happier? A WEDDING! Amy and Vic picked a special date (10-10-2020) for their wedding and they were determined to say their vows, come hell or high water. And you know what happened? It was incredible. The venue changed locations three times, but ultimately this Moor Park garden wedding was SO perfect and droolworthy. Congrats Amy and Vic! May all the joy and blessings be yours in the months and years to come.
Day of Wedding coordinator: Adena, with The Exotic Green Garden
Venue: The Exotic Green Garden, 11683 Barranca Rd, Santa Rosa Valley, CA 93012
Food/Beverage/Catering: Pierre’s Catering
Flowers: Wild Bloom Floral
Cake: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Bridal
Bev and Korey's Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center wedding was so delightful and easygoing, full of sweet touches from family and friends and their shared church community. This was my first time shooting a wedding at this awesome venue, and I hope to return many more times! This location is set up for photography, with lots of beautiful textures, landscaping, and a gorgeous valley view. Korey and Bev opted to share a first look and exchange personal vows before their ceremony, on a grassy hillside near the event center and it was the perfect way to calm the pre-ceremony jitters as well as nab some knockout couple photos beneath a moody, almost-rainy sky.
Venue: Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center
Photographer: Cecily Breeding (that's me!)
Officiants: Gary and Tammy Selby (personal friends of the bride and groom)
Wedding coordinator: Rebecca Elkins (family friend)
Flowers: Claire Reynolds (friend of the bride and groom)
Bev's dress: Terry Costa, Dallas, TX
DJ/MC: friend of the bride
Food/Beverage/Catering: local favorite Wood Ranch BBQ
Dessert: Blue Bell ice cream
Alex and Abdul's Cambria elopement photos are beautiful because their wedding day was so special and full of meaningful family moments. On a sandy beach, in a circle of parents and siblings, the two of them pledged the rest of their lives to one another. And the rest of the evening was a better-than-Thanksgiving homemade feast shared on the back deck of their house overlooking the sunset and it was pretty much the greatest thing ever. Check out more Southern California elopement photos and small family weddings here >>
Weddings don't have to be complicated. They can be barefoot on the sand with just your family within easy hugging distance. They can be no-music, no-fuss, just the basics, with Dad officiating the vows and brothers passing little jars of champagne. They can be on the sand of a public beach, with strangers walking by and offering their well-wishes. They can be simple. And beautiful. At the same time.
Erin and Andy did just that. These east-coasters celebrated their vows on the beach in Southern California, but they managed to avoid the 5-figure venue price tag by opting to gather their families on the sand at El Matador. On a sunny fall day, with a sprinkling of Angelenos enjoying the sunset nearby, Erin and Andy and eighteen family members circled up on the sand and shared a moment of new beginning.
After a quick set of family and couple photos, the whole crew piled into cars to share a candlelit farm to table meal together at the iconic Malibu Pier.
Simple, meaningful, and beautiful all rolled into one.
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