Celebrate: Mariah + Adam

A bride in Boston, a groom in Tampa, a mom in Alaska and a wedding in Malibu.  Yup, this couple made the right call when they realized that they might need a little help getting things set up for their wedding!  And boy were we glad they asked us.  Because this beauty had some great ideas in mind to make her wedding unique and classic!

As two medical professionals, you’d think they didn’t have much time for planning, but Mariah gave attention to all the important details and knew how (and when!) to let the professionals truly shine at their work and make the day perfect. Love all the uniqueness with the gorgeous green specialty rentals!  It was a delight for our California team to work with these two, and we know they have a lot to look forward to in their marriage.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Bridal Hair + Make-Up: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie
Cake/Dessert: The Butter End Cakery
Caterer/Bartender: Command Performance Catering Group
Ceremony Musician: LA Wedding Guitar
DJ: One Up Entertainment, Inc.
Flowers: The Little Branch
Lighting: OCLA Events
Officiant: Pastor Jon
Photographer: The Brides and The Bees
Rentals: Dish Wish
Rentals: La Tavola
Stationery/Paper: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation: My Bus
Transportation: Crown Limousine
Valet: Hollywood Hills Valet

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Celebrate: “I do” in the “bu”

Connie is possibly one of the most laid back people I have ever met.  So it was no wonder, when we met Ryan on the wedding day with his infectious smile and relaxed attitude, why they were a perfect match and getting married overlooking a beautiful beach in Malibu.  It fit their lifestyle to a T.  Going with the flow, these two had an intimate wedding with a small gathering of friends and family.  And even more a personal touch – the father of the groom took their wedding photos!  We were so happy to be a part of this day.  Enjoy!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Photographer: Bob Johnson
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Bridal hair/make-up: La Rouge Artistry 
Catering: Komodo LLC
Cake: Susiecakes Studio City
DJ: Dave Meek
Florals: Allens Flower Market
Rentals: Premiere Party Rents

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Celebrate: Megan & Lee

Malibu and Music: could there be a better combination?

When we first met Megan and Lee back in January, those were the 2 major focal points for their upcoming wedding in March. The venue was to be Malibu West Beach Club (a CLD fave!), where they wanted to incorporate the beautiful scenery and beach elements. For music, both Megan and Lee are amazing musicians, so every musical element was selected with care. The result? Fantastic!

This amazing couple pulled off quite a feat with planning the whole wedding in under 3 months, but with clear communication and hard work, everything came together! There were even a few magical music surprises: singer Kenny Lattimore sang the processional and the mother of the groom sang opera!

Megan and Lee were such a blast to work with, from their creative ideas to their DIY attitude, not to mention their beautiful baby girl stealing the spotlight!  We also had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of vendors that made this stunning Sunday wedding spectacular.

Thank you so much to Megan and Lee and congrats to the beautiful couple!

Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Photographer: Haoyuan Ren
Flowers: Diane Carvotta
Lighting & Decor: CFS Design
Make-up & Hair: Elite Makeup Designs
DJ: DJ Malski and Music-To-Go Entertainment
Catering & Rentals: Pierre’s Catering
Desserts: Frosted Cupcakery

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Meet: Malibu West Beach Club

We can’t lie–even though we have offices in Nashville and Los Angeles, we here at CLD are beach girls at heart. Lucky for us, we frequently get to work near one of the most nostalgic, historic, and beautiful beaches in the world: the 27 scenic miles of Malibu.

But we also can’t lie about the fact that with those 27 miles comes a wide variety of options and choices when it comes to getting married. There are historical inns, hotels, private estates, oceanside restaurants, and quite a few beautiful chapels, just to give you an idea. So why not check out one venue that brings so many of those options right to you?

Meet Malibu West Beach Club.

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Photo Courtesy of Malibu West Beach Club

Situated at the northern end of Zuma Beach, MWBC was made for beautiful weddings. Ceremonies take place on the patio looking straight into glorious waves and perfect sunsets, without your guests having to tackle the sand. The adjoining ballroom feels like the classic hotel ballroom, with ample space for nearly 200 guests, but without the feel of actually being in a hotel!

Under events manager Jacqui Spiros, Malibu West has made a few awesome upgrades in the last year.  The bathrooms have undergone a complete remodel, along with new kitchen updates. The kitchen allows caterers to prepare onsite, and there is also an enormous bridal suite for your bridal party to relax and primp in perfect lighting.

But the best changes have occurred in the reception area. The room features new rustic hardwood floors (no need to bring in a dance floor!), and the elimination of a few walls for even more space and light to shine through.  Unlike hotel ballrooms, which typically have a set décor theme, this blank canvas allows any wedding color scheme to work perfectly or can transform for the more eclectic tastes (we have seen a goth-themed wedding pulled off here to perfection!).

But it gets better. Malibu West is also unique in that you are allowed to bring in your own caterer and you own alcohol (all subject to licensing and insurance, of course!). So after maybe saving some cash by hitting up Costco or BevMo for libations, you can splurge in other areas from fancier food, extra flowers or whatever your heart desires!

Historic location? Check. Privacy? Check. Fine dining? Check. Ability to be transformed to the most unique of tastes? Check! Malibu West just might have it all…

 

Entrance

Photo Courtesy of Malibu West Beach Club

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Ample space and beautiful views from the Patio!

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Panoramic shot of the entire ballroom!

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Views of the main entrance and dancing areas.

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Awesome hardwood floors!

Just an idea of what a wedding could look like on the beautiful deck!

Just an idea of what a wedding could look like on the beautiful deck!

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for even more photos from a recent CLD wedding hosted at Malibu West!!