Backyard Malibu Wedding
This wedding designed by Tabitha of Glitter & Ganache and captured by Next Exit Photography is the ultimate in feminine chic — fluffy pink flowers, vintage bottles and books, and silver trays galore. You can never go wrong with romantic touches sprinkled throughout mixed an authentic California vibe.
From the brides, Hayley and Johanny: We wanted a wedding that had a very romantic and vintage feel. As women, we felt a lot of freedom to choose shades of pink for our colors, and include lots of feminine, girly decor items. We both love Anthropologie and would regularly browse the store/website for pieces that reflected the vibe we were going for. We had planned to do the event design/styling ourselves, but we happened upon a wonderful wedding stylist. She integrated the pieces we’d picked up during our numerous Anthropologie runs with wonderful vintage pieces that she found for really reasonable prices. She also created original crafts for us, like streamer wands that our guests (especially the kids) loved waving when we walked by.
Hiring a stylist and day-of coordinator was the best decision we made; it allowed us to enjoy our day without worrying about how everything would look or stressing about things running smoothly. We wrote our own vows and had our good friend (and acupuncturist!) officiate our ceremony. In a nod to our ancestors, we also jumped the broom, which was how slaves “married” when they didn’t have the legal right to do so. We thought that this tradition was fitting because we too weren’t allowed to legally marry in our home state of California at the time of our wedding. (Although we since got legally married in New York!)
For our reception, it was critical that we had great music and excessive amounts of sweets. We had wedding cake, 12 dozen cupcakes and delicious macarons for our guests to feast on! Our DJ was fantastic and made sure that everyone was having a great time. Our advice to other brides would be to get help from people you trust. Even if you think you can do it on your own, it can really become overwhelming at a time when you’d much rather be focused on your spouse-to-be and all the friends and family who have come in to attend your wedding. You’ll enjoy the whole experience so much more if you don’t have to worry about all the little details and just enjoy the day!
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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):
Wedding Venue: Calamigos Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Next Exit Photography / Event Design and Styling: Tabitha Johnson of Glitter & Ganache / Day-of Coordinator: Alia Brown / Wedding Flowers: The Enchanted Florist / Wedding DJ: Tendaji Lathan / Ceremony Musician: Jeff Goodkind / Wedding Cake: Hot Cake Bakes / Mini Cupcakes and Macarons: Blue Cupcake / Photobooth: Snap Yourself
I am so happy for these incredible women. What a gorgeous day they had. Bountiful happiness to them both.
Gorgeous couple… very photogenic! These pics really capture the day.. love em.
congrats to you both 🙂 oxox
So pink & pretty! The Love Notes are wonderful- what lovely keepsakes from a beautiful wedding day.
What a beautiful wedding and clearly full of energy. Love the beautiful light and location 🙂
This wedding is so lovely! The details are delicious!
What a gorgeous gorgeous gorgeouse wedding! Those brides are adorable! Congrats to both of them! I love their dresses…AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 And the trees around the whole ceremony and reception…to die for! Well done well done! Love this wedding! <3
wow – absolutely stunning! everything looks flawless and they just look so happy.
Gorgeous wedding and brides! Congrats to you both!
Even though I’m not a fan of super-girly and pink-ness, this wedding was executed in such great fashion that I definitely tip my hat to these ladies – such a soft, lovely and comfortable atmosphere!
This is a stunning wedding. We’re also fans of the love notes, and are going to suggest them to our couples this summer!
LOVE! Love you guys!! Besos!
Gosh, what beautiful ladies and such a stunning wedding – such a lovely setting.
My sister’s wedding was beautiful…the setting was magnificent! They are magnificent!! It was a beautiful day (as you can see)!! Every last detail represented a part of both of them…xoxoxoxo
Stunning Brides, stunning wedding, gorgeous details! Bravo to the brides and the team that helped them pull it all together!
I love the flowers and the centerpieces! What a beautiful wedding and a lovely couple!
OH…this wedding is just so incredibly beautiful, it honestly took me a while to believe it is a real wedding, everything looks so pretty and both brides are so beautiful! But then there is so much love coming from those pics! Looks like it was the best day in the world!
omg I LOVE everything about this wedding. EVERYTHING> !! From the escort cards to the table settings to the hanging lights – absolutely beautiful. This is my dream wedding. And the brides – gorgeous!!
This is just the most beautiful wedding! I love all the details, gorgeous
Thank you so much for featuring Hayley + Johanny’s wedding!
They are the loveliest ladies and were a total dream to work with!
This is a gorgeous wedding! i wish more weddings were free to be so girly!
So refreshing to see two absolutely gorgeous girlie women marry one another. The dresses were amazing, the reception even better and the girls are very much in love. Congratulations.
Wow! this is unbelievably beautiful. the dresses are gorgeous. Congrats!
This is the most gorgeous wedding! My fiance, Lyndsey, and I are getting married this August, and it’s so wonderful to see such amazing examples for us! Thank you ladies for the beautiful love that you share!