Real Weddings- Jeff and Michelle

July 3, 2009 | editorial team

Photography by Roberto Valenzuela, wedding in Malibu California

Michelle and Jeff were married at one of our favorite places in the world, the magical Stone Manor in the hills of Malibu, California. With the help of talented wedding coordinator Cassandra Santor, wonderful photographer Roberto Valenzuela, and many other passionate wedding pros, they hosted a celebration that is a joy for us to share with you. Get ready!

Photography by Roberto Valenzuela, wedding at Stone Manor in Malibu California

Michelle was radiant in her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, and the spectacular setting over looking the ocean created an atmosphere that can’t be beat. Chocolate brown and fuchsia details were chosen to look great alongside all the springtime colors in the gardens surrounding the house. Michelle and Jeff chose to use the color palette sparingly but beautifully in their invitations, flowers, table settings, wedding cake, and even in the wedding party’s chic fashion. I absolutely love the pretty as a picture wedding cake from Cake Crumbs, the slightly deconstructed floral arrangements from Dandelion Ranch, and the use of creative containers like rustic wine crates and vases rich with patina. 

Photography by Roberto Valenzuela, chocolate brown and fuchsia wedding decor details and flowers

The wedding ceremony was nondenominational but included some special Jewish traditions as well. When Michelle arrived at the alter, she held Jeff’s hands and had a moment she’ll never forget. “I was so nervous but as I looked into his eyes my entire body relaxed and it was as if we were alone at that moment I knew I couldnt wait a moment longer to be his wife.” During their reception both Michelle and Jeff had special first dances with their mothers, and danced with each other to Rod Stewart’s Have I Told You Lately, a song they’ve been singing to each other since they first fell in love. Their goal was to make sure all their guests had an incredible time, and it looks like they accomplished that, and more. When we asked Michelle to describe her day in three words, she said it was, “amazing, stunning and perfect”, and we would bet that her friends and family would say exactly the same thing!

Photography by Roberto Valenzuela, chocolate brown and fuchsia wedding color palette, Stone Manor Malibu California

Thank you Michelle and Jeff for sharing your wedding story with us! To learn more about their talented wedding team, be sure to visit our Real Weddings section!

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  1. I love the cake. Do you know if the ribbon is real or made out of frosting?

  2. the ribbon was made of fondant i think…it was AMAZING!!! the wedding was even more amazing <3 jeffy and michelle are so wonderful and the love was truly felt on their wedding day...it was incredible and i'm so honored i was there

  3. I am in love with the flowers of this wedding. I think it is inspiring me for a new client that might love this colour combination. Of course, I will not copy anything :) Just inspiration… By the way, I just stumbled on your blog, and it is really nice.

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