Warm, Earthy Wedding in the Malibu Mountains
If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know we love a good wedding in the Malibu mountains… particularly when Nicole George Events is at the helm! Nicole and her team know how to enhance the spirit of the setting without blocking anything or changing it (which is easier said than done). We adore the way she took inspiration from the warm, earthy palette of the surrounding hills and valleys and imbued it in everything from the modern, editorial style invites and the minimalist welcome gifts served up in natural wood boxes to the deeply-stained ceremony arch backdrop and taupe-meets-rose putty seating chart.
Best Day Ever Floral Design brought even more dimension to the palette through rich, texture-forward blooms that complemented the terra cotta compotes and gold-embellished dinnerware to perfection. Who better to capture Felicia and Daniels’ Malibu mountains wedding than Victoria Gold Photography? Her reportage approach has us feeling lost in a magazine spread about raw, authentic and unabashedly beautiful love that we wish could go on forever… seems we’ve taken that spirit ourselves with this intro! But you can’t blame us… F+D’s wedding is a dream within a dream that we’ve been dying to share with you. We hope you enjoy perusing the stunning images below!
From the Planner, Nicole George Events: Felicia and Daniel’s wedding focus was to create a fun, lively, and equally beautiful wedding celebrating their friends and family. Some of their first words they used to describe their wedding was how important it was that their friends and family felt celebrated because they were in fact, the individuals that have supported Felicia and Daniel’s relationship. Making it a point to celebrate the important people who have loved and supported them throughout their lives, guests were enveloped with memories and special touches throughout the entire event.
Following a sentimental and intimate ceremony, guests walked by a memory lane wall, consisting of pictures of Felicia and Daniel with their friends and families throughout the years. This made a fun and interactive cocktail hour full of laughs and rehashing some of their favorite memories. As guests continued into cocktail hour, they were directed to the “love notes” wall – a collaboration between Nicole George Events and Four Things Paper, where individual handwritten love letters to each guest doubled as their escort card. The letters talked about memories they had shared with their guests and thanked them for everything they have done for Felicia and Daniel as a couple. Along with truly wanting to thank each guest for being there, it was important that they felt at home and included in the special day.
In the spirit of making guests feel at home, warm earthy tones were used throughout the wedding design creating an effortless elevated (yet not stuffy) gathering that reflected the gorgeous Malibu mountain views from Saddlerock Ranch. Guests were invited to dine al fresco style alongside the sunset and dance the night away under the stars. In yet another moment of highlighting their loved ones, a tribute video for the bride’s late father was played for all of the guests following the live speeches. Alongside the video, Felicia shared a letter she had written for her father and revelled in hearing his voice one more time as images flashed across the screen. There was not a dry eye in the room.
In a celebratory fashion, the night played on with fun entertainment such as their photobooth, Boba and Crepe Station, and full dancefloor until the very last minute of celebration!
Someday we may shift our focus from weddings in the Malibu mountains to those dreamy Big Sky ranch stories or the luxurious minimalism of Aman… but today is not that day. Felicia and Daniel’s wedding celebrates the spirit of the setting, while simultaneously speaking to their story + wrapping their closest kin in an abundance of love. So yeah… we won’t be getting over this magical wedding story any time soon!
Planning + Design: Nicole George Events
Photography: Victoria Gold Photography
A/V: All American AV
Bar: Black LAB Ventures
Beauty: Feliana MUA & Hairdo & Grace Lin Makeup
Cake: My Glorious Treats
Calligraphy + Paper: Four Things Paper
Catering: LA Roots Catering Co.
Cinematography: Happy Camper Films
Desserts (Boba + Crepes): KC’s Crepes Cafe
DJ: RedShoe Entertainment
Floral Design: Best Day Ever Floral Design
Getting Ready Gown: Felly Zasanjaya
Hair Piece: Rinaldy Yunardi
Photo Booth: Pixster Photobooth
Rentals: A Rental Connection
Security: Sandman Security
Transportation: GTS Charter
Valet: SoCal Valet
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Wedding Dress: Lihi Hod