Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lightly green wedding in Malibu



Michelle and Andrew got married on Saturday, 9/4/2010 at the gorgeous bluff and celebrated their wedding in two different Sycamore groves, one for cocktail and hors d'oeuvres and the other, further in the woods, for the reception and dance party.



Hand painted signs and local flowers, re-used mason jars of all kinds and sizes and organic foods made this a lightly green event.

 There's always the kid, loved by photographers...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Amazing Malibu Wedding

Jimmy Cheng captured the wedding of Barbara and Zach beautifully, very much in tune with the couple and the Nature Preserve.

There are so many beautiful backgrounds for elegant photography. Nobody has used the tennis courts yet or the horse stables, which are rather unique and perfect for the mod or quirky couple.

 Farolitos on the walk ways are a romantic lighting idea.

DIY Wedding Malibu

The bluff of the Nature Preserve has undisputed the most dramatic ocean view before Santa Barbara, it always reminds me of Tom Petty's "Learning to fly".

Heather and Kyle got married at the bluff on sweet and sunny July 17, with a reception following in the woods, at the Sycamore Grove.  Heather's friends from Pepperdine University helped with flowers and set up for their DIY wedding, which I organized for them with lots of pre-discussions, a tight to do list and assiting mom Susan with artful delegating.

Family and friends decorated everything and brought in all drinks. They chose Susina Bakery's Berry Blossom cake and for the groom's cake Kyle went for chocolate and peanut butter. As they wanted a fun party with lots of dancing, Diana from Creative Fare created food stands with tasty bites so that DJ Gil could rock the crowd undisturbed by a formal sit down dinner.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fire and water

The pool at night... Marshmallows anybody?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Green Wedding on a Horse Arena

Stephanie and Randal were the first couple to hold a green wedding at the Malibu Nature Preserve's recently added former horse arena.

Guests enjoyed the dramatic views on the bluff then the gorgeous lighting of the reception site, which went from afternoon sunset overlooking the ocean into the mysterious starry night - were the mountain lions watching from afar?
Stephanie and friends created their own place card flowers, which were taken home by the bunch to decorate houses and apartments. What else was green? The shuttles from Avalon drove on bio diesel as did the generator, the bathroom were solar powered and the delicious food from chef Diana Temple was mostly organic and definitely local.
Event Creation: Green wedding expert Angelica Weihs.

Friday, October 30, 2009

A wedding and 1000 cranes

The tradition is to create one thousand Origami cranes and that's what they did in many hours of bending colorful paper into shape...
Jane and Ethan live in San Francisco where they met studying at Berkeley a couple of years ago. To honor Jane's family in Los Angeles and of course to allow everybody to enjoy the beauty of the Malibu beaches, they decided on celebrating their wedding in Southern California. They got married on October 10, 2009 at the Malibu Nature Preserve.

Coming from the bridal dressing room hideout... the ceremony in the Sycamore grove.

Hundreds of cute little succulents joint the cranes on the tables.

Cheers to Jane and Ethan, it was a beautiful, natural wedding with hors d'oeuvres around the pool, organic food and dancing on the ocean deck into the night.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Malibu Nature Wedding

Maria and Joshua celebrated their ocean themed wedding at the Malibu Nature Preserve on Saturday, September 5, 2009. Los Angeles green wedding expert and passionate wedding planner Angelica Weihs orchestrated their love for nature by helping them use the entire property: the couple wowed their guests with spectacular views from the ocean bluff during their ceremony, then let them experience the contrast of the woodsy Sycamore lawn. Any mountain lions around?

Guests had fun walking the nature trail to and from the woods to the ocean deck, where a delicious meal, created by Diana Temple was awaiting them.

Not only Maria but all guests were not afraid to smile, to show their love for the couple or their appreciation of the beautiful surroundings. Nature girl Maria did not stop; she climbed up a small hill behind the club house, laughing, with her dress held high and loving it. The photographer had suggested to enter the reception through a passage higher up... a magnifique grande entrance.

Cheers to you Maria and Joshua!