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WEDDING BLOG

Southern California Desert Wedding Overlooking the Malibu Hills

January 15, 2017 | juliette

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With mismatched glass accents, Moroccan rugs, and a Coachella-inspired balloon chain, Corinne and Jon’s California desert wedding is the perfect marriage of a relaxed boho vibe and elegant style. The couple made it a point to focus on the ceremony and their guests, which resulted in a day of intimacy, joy, and love. For an added element of fun, the couple hired Front Porch Pops to provide alcoholic popsicles for the adult guests (and non-alcoholic ones for the kiddos) between the ceremony and reception. The bride channeled her inner bohemian style in a sweetheart BHLDN two-piece dress and loose romantic braids.  Kindred Weddings went above and beyond to capture every romantic moment, including some incredible post-ceremony photos in the desert landscape.

The Couple:

Corinne and Jon

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Malibu, California

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One of the most memorable parts of our day was our ring bearer, Jon’s nephew. He was a total rockstar! He was always nearby to hold Corinne‘s bouquet during photos or bring us a glass of water. During the ceremony, as Jon was about to break the glass, he got so excited and yelled “MAZEL TOV!” before Jon even smashed it. It was too freaking cute and had the whole crowd in happy tears.

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We opted to forgo the classic wedding party and instead had an adorable procession of 5 flower girls. We also chose to honor some of their closest friends through readings from their favorite authors.

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We were happy we spent time and energy planning the actual ceremony. This is the entire reason for your big day, and it often gets the least amount of thought. Make sure you have an officiant who really “gets you” as a couple – as it is one of the most intimate moments of your life. We tried not to stress too much about the china, table arrangements, and flowers because the ceremony (and of course the FOOD) are really what guests remember most.

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Jon owns a company that puts up beautiful South African stretch tents at events, so we were lucky enough to have our reception under one of these gorgeous shade structures! It transformed the space and added to the relaxed, bohemian vibe.

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If you have ever been to Coachella Music Festival, you have seen the “Balloon Chain.” Jon has worked with the artist in the past, and we hired them to recreate one at our wedding!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kindred Weddings
Decor Styling & Floral Design – Rise to the Occasions
Catering – Little Lily’s Kitchen
Popsicles – Front Porch Pops
Makeup Artist – Andrea Whitten
Hair Styling – Liz Devin
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Rentals – Classic Party RentalsOtis & Pearl
Tent – Intention Stretch Tents

 

Congratulations to Corinne and Jon, and a special thanks to Kindred Weddings for sharing their beautiful photos with Junebug! Do you love the romantic desert vibe of this wedding? Then we think you’ll love Cheryl and Tu’s passionately romantic desert anniversary photo shoot in Joshua Tree!

xo

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2 Comments

  1. Gorgeous feature! Just wanted to mention that though this is a private location it is available to rent for weddings and other events. Happy to help (contact on our website)

  2. Really really awesome! Wonderful wedding!

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