Outdoor Bridal Inspiration in a Ball Gown
Wow! We can hardly believe it is already 2016. It was just a short time ago Wedding Sparrow began and we are beyond thrilled and grateful for our sweet readers' support and love. We vow to continue to provide the most beautiful, stylish, meaningful, and thought-provoking wedding inspiration to our newly engaged couples and industry-folk. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we look forward to our rebrand and entirely brand new site coming SOON! If you want to see Wedding Sparrow's BEST real weddings of 2015, click here, and if you're looking for Wedding Sparrow's BEST inspirational posts, click here... Now on to today's stunning and ethereal estate shoot in Malibu by film photography extraordinaire, Sally Pinera. How stunning are these textures and delicate details like the china, tablescape decor, and gorgeous silk ribbons by Silk and Willow? We can't possibly describe all of the thought behind the gorgeous design and awe-inspiring location, so read below from designer Nancy of So Happi Together...
From Nancy from So Happi Together: "The inspiration for our shoot comes from the couples that we actually work with – stylish, fun-loving, working professionals who want to throw a fabulous party to celebrate their union. They keep their guest count limited to the people who know and love them as individuals and as a couple. For this reason, they want to be sure to spoil each of their guests and keep the good food, good drinks and good times rolling well into the night and early morning. A private estate provides the perfect space for such a soiree, especially when it comes with a stunning view of the Pacific.While our couple has a definite sense of style and taste, they hire a planner (Nancy Park of So Happi Together) to creatively design and seamlessly execute the styling and coordination of their special day. Being busy professionals, they trust their vendors to produce a day that will reflect their personalities and aesthetic. They also want to enjoy a day (or even a week!) of not feeling so busy. They want their wedding day to be an escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, for themselves and all of their guests. With this in mind, a color palette is chosen with soft soothing lavenders, cool refreshing marble grays, and muted dusty blues that reflect the calming ocean views.Every detail of the wedding is thoughtfully designed to provide guests with the feeling of luxurious comfort and escape. And of course, they have hired a film photographer to perfectly capture the essence and moments of the day. They appreciate the art and timeless beauty of film and trust Sally Pinera Photography with their vision.The ceremony takes place on a helipad at The Malibu Rocky Oaks Estates and Vineyards, which provides an unobstructed view of the famous Malibu canyons. A “field” of lavender, provided by floral designer Heavenly Blooms, lines the edge of the helipad and creates a serene and natural backdrop for their wedding vows. Cross-back vineyard chairs (provided by Town and Country Rentals) are a nod to the vineyard on property and all of the other Malibu vineyards that the ceremony site overlooks. Even the pads on these chairs are custom dusty blue linens from La Tavola Linen.In contrast, the cocktail reception has clear views of the ocean and is sprinkled with inviting lounges provided by Found Vintage Rentals. Guests mingle poolside and receive their escort cards, which are boxed in beautiful glass and brass jewelry boxes. Each hand calligraphy name card is adorned with fresh blooms and acts as a work of art for guests to take home. They incorporate the crest that the couple had designed for their invitation suite by designer and calligrapher, Red Letter Day. This alludes to the fact that each individual guest is really considered family to our happycouple.
Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: So Happi Together | Gown: Samuelle Couture | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Speciality Tabletop Rentals: Casa De Perrin | Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms | Hair & Makeup: Halcyon Agency | Groom Attire: The Black Tux | Vintage Car: Classy Chassis Rentals | Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Brides Accessories: Style By TC | Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Candles: Creative Candles | Chair and Lighting Rentals: Town and Country | Linen Rentals: La Tyvola Linens | Speciality Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Calligraphy & Stationery: Red Letterday | Wardrobe Styling: Wilmarose Orlanes