Backyard wedding in Malibu: Anna + Ryan

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Let’s finish up the week with a completely adorable and super fun backyard wedding in Malibu… including a day after shoot with horses and a pool. It kind of looks like it’s not real because it’s so incredibly cute, but we promise it is.









Anna and Ryan bought all of their flowers at the LA Flower Mart and had friends and family help arrange them into misc glassware found at thrift stores around town.


For favors they made mix CDs and gave little bags of their favorite candy, gummy bears. And to spice up the tables, they bought 5 different fabrics and had a napkin making party one afternoon with a handful of friends. After the wedding they gave sets to close family and friends… hopefully the same ones who helped make them!




We love super sweet weddings like this… simple, heartfelt and all about the couple (with a few cute details thrown in, of course). You don’t have to go crazy to make your wedding memorable, not that we blame you if you can’t help yourself.

Congrats, Anna and Ryan! You have so many amazing photos to print and frame. We hope you dedicate a wall in your house to your lovely day.

Photography: Michelle King / Venue: Friend’s backyard in Malibu / Wedding dress: BCBG / Day after dress: unmarked vintage piece / Groom’s duds: The Stronghold in Venice / Flowers: LA Flower Market

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miss fancy pants (the bride) on Feb 19, 2010

Love, love, love so colorful the flowers are. Really unique photography too.

jen jafarzadeh on Feb 19, 2010

love this wedding! great energy and the gorgeous location shines through the photos. and I'm stuck on that horse print in the dress shot — love!

Fleur Inc on Feb 19, 2010

Oh, just gorgeous!!!

Carlie Statsky on Feb 19, 2010

Love a couple who can show who they are through their wedding, & I love photography that can convey that character. Beautiful all around!

Sandy on Feb 19, 2010

Wow, this is a gorgeous wedding! The colors are so vibrant! I love the water and boots shots!

Amanda on Feb 19, 2010

The colors are amazing!! It looks like she is wearing two different dresses?? Are they both from BCBG, I'd love to know where the one from the day after shoot is from?

Katy on Feb 19, 2010

Wow i think this is one of the best weddings i've seen, absolutely love everything about it! The underwater photos are so lovely, such a nice personal touch. Just hope Anna didn't ruin her dress!

Ashley on Feb 19, 2010

Holy Moly! Just delicious! What a great way to start the weekend off!

Alyssa Ballisty Photo on Feb 19, 2010

My goodness, the lighting is incredible! And the underwater shots are amazing!

ajb on Feb 19, 2010

so awsome! i love!

Sarah @ Foglio Press on Feb 19, 2010

Posts like this make me wish I was a laid-back, California Girl! Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous day!

Meredith on Feb 19, 2010

What a sweet wedding. The photography is incredible!

rose on Feb 19, 2010

totally beautiful. and the underwater photo of their feet is perfection. what an amazing wedding!

rebecca on Feb 19, 2010

So beautiful and romantic, and yet, laid back! The underwater photography is amazing!

Meghan on Feb 19, 2010

Obsessed! I will for sure be featuring this on my blog! on Feb 19, 2010

This makes me so happy! Love the fun couple and the pool shots are amazing! Love the red in her dress too!

Kate@MagnoliaRouge on Feb 19, 2010

Totally and utterly dreamy!!

Hilary / Lovely and Gracious on Feb 19, 2010

So awesome! I love the red tulle under her dress, cowboy boots, beat up truck, gorgeous colors and shots in the water. I want to be friends with these people!!

Charlotte on Feb 19, 2010

what a fun couple! Great photos!

ktrn on Feb 20, 2010

How beautiful!

Betsy on Feb 20, 2010

LOVE this wedding, so simple but gorgeous! The day after shots are priceless!!

bridal girl on Feb 21, 2010

Such a beautiful wedding. It showcases the couples identity and true love for what they are and each other. Love the wedding!

Elie's Papel on Feb 21, 2010

Gorgeous! you can tell they had a lot of fun... ;)

Janet - Limousine hire Melbourne on Feb 21, 2010

Such inspirational photography! The cowboy boots picture is so cute :D

Miranda on Feb 21, 2010

Um, this is Ryan Bingham, the amazing singer song writer behind The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart. Holy Cow. They are SO CUTE!

April on Feb 22, 2010

Oh my the view is breathtaking. Love the last two photos at the bottom. My favorite is the photo with the couple sitting right next to each other, overlooking the myriad blue sea. Love the bride's wedding dress too!!!

Stephanie @ Geezees on Feb 22, 2010

Great this weeding so much, so sweet!

Whitney on Feb 22, 2010

This IS Ryan Bingham! I saw him live last year, and he is absolutely AMAZING!!! This wedding is absolutely incredible. The photos, the location, everything just screams how happy they are. How wonderful!

kristi wright - austin wedding photographer on Feb 24, 2010

Wow this is full of fabulous. Love the casual chic touches.

Angela on Feb 24, 2010

Who doesn't love a vintage turquoise pick up truck?? :)

une pointe d'épices on Feb 24, 2010

so cute ! very beautiful photographies !

Jenn on Mar 7, 2010

I love this wedding so much! It makes me want to have another wedding just because... (to the same fabulous man of course) Can you tell me anymore about their beautiful wedding rings?

Amma on Mar 15, 2010

Really great wedding shots, lovely wedding... I can only wish that I was there... sigh. The gorgeousness :)

Karate on Apr 6, 2010

Possibly one of the cutest things i have ever seen! Really awesome photos.

Chris on Apr 13, 2010

So happy for you guys, its Chris in SA, Texas, gonna go up to Cincinnati for the Throwdown, touch base via email, Love the Pixs.

Anca on Jun 24, 2010

This must be the most amazing wedding I've ever seen! Great..everything!

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First off ..CONGRATULATIONS!! and what a cool , easy , vibrant ,California wedding you guys pulled off.. Malibu Hills was a perfect setting. I am a floral designer and you caught my attention.. Less is more ! and your love is in the air !.. Here's to many happy days ahead..and of course keep rockin' those amazing songs of yours Ryan Bingham !!!!!!

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