This wedding was inspired by a PILLOW. Yes, a pillow in shades of metal, from gold, bronze, silver, borrowed from Melissa’s mom Terry. Luckily she didn’t need it as we kept it for almost half a year, matching fabrics, font colors and everything in between. Melissa and Matt had their beach wedding at the home of a dear friend that had access to the beach within steps. Malibu wind can be tricky so a tent was added to the already covered pool deck. The tide was friendly but a platform was built just in case as we did not want Melissa and Matt to be swept away, well not in that gorgeous gown. Table top had to be natural, drift wood but elegant with tons of candles, and vases in gold and silver mercury with pops of soft floral. Fiori Fresco had fun with this one, as he got giddy selecting the flatware.
The modern beach house, floor to ceiling glass window walls, were part of the inspiration for the lucite invites designed by Nichelle of Details A La Carte. But the m&m was Melissa and Matt’s signature, also seen topping the Vanilla Bake Shop wedding cake. Melissa surprised Matt with a groom’s cake, of a porche convertible, with dog Toby in the driver’s seat. Sunny from Filgrees Cake did such an awesome job, she even included the red stitching seen in the leather seats of the car. Good Gracious Catering provided all the exquisite cuisine (one of my favs, Miso Black Cod) and thanks to John for capturing every detail. He has such an ability to remember to get every little thing!
Photos courtesy of John at John & Joseph Photography