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Ethereal Malibu Beach Wedding Inspiration

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More intimate wedding inspiration, you ask? You got it, babe. With couples left & right pivoting to smaller events we’re strengthening our argument that intimate weddings can be such as glamorous & gorgeous as big ones!

And, Victoria Ann Events & Courage & Dash Photo agree! Putting together an elegant beach wedding scene on the shores of Malibu, the talented Southern California wedding vendors show us all how tiny events can look just as lavish with the right styling & attention to detail.

The best way to set the tone for how fancy your small event will be? Dress code! Wearing an ethereal & luxe Marchesa wedding gown alongside a groom in a dapper tux, our bride & groom look just as ready for the ballroom as they do on this secluded beach.

As for the details, you know how much we love beachy decor (just see our oyster shell candle DIY here!) The shoot featured gorgeous dried grasses & dreamy blue details which complemented the Cali sunset fading into twilight.

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From Courage & Dash Photo

Victoria and I connected over our shared love of dreamy, intimate, yet still glamorous and elegant weddings. We decided on a beach elopement in Malibu, where the combination of sunshine, open water, and quiet sheltered coves would provide the perfect backdrop for that, and we added luxurious, fashionable elements to the day.

We chose a stunning, brand new Marchesa dress with hand-stitched 3D florals from En Blanc, paired with a bespoke crown, handmade by a Dutch artist. Florals comprised of airy, light, and blousy blooms were chosen to reflect the carefree, ethereal feel of the shoot.

Victoria styled a quiet, intimate picnic for the bride and groom in a place sheltered by some rocks. The stationery featured ocean-inspired elements, with shells, watercolor washes of blue and gorgeous handwritten details across the invitations, vows, and picnic setting. The makeup, hair, and styling of the bride and groom were focused on creating a natural, glowing, fresh, and fun feel.

Set against the vastness of the sky and open ocean, the day and the scene created a sense of awe and grandeur, whilst focusing on the couple and the moments that the bride and groom share on their special day.

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