Malibu vineyard wedding: A + M, part 1

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All right. We’re feeling really good about today’s wedding. It’s another mini-series worthy wedding, so prepare yourself for a spectacular two-parter! A + M are one of those couples that you want in your “friends that are also married” circle. They’re uber adorable, are heavily into music (you’ll see), have superb taste, are all about their families, and their wedding? Well, it showcased all of the above and then some. Combine all that with Nancy, the mastermind of So Happi Together, and you’ve got yourself a wedding that we’re wishing we could have been a guest at.

vineyard wedding

Mae Mae Paperie

We wanted our invite to reflect our love for music.  We decided on the idea to create a cd type booklet that on the inside contained liner notes on the left and a “cd” on the right. The liner notes would be the invite and instead of a cd full of songs, we wanted to create a stop motion film on dvd. We found recycled cardboard sleeves (which was perfect because M is an environmental engineer). We fell in love with a font/design that Mae Mae Paperie and our planner So Happi Together came up with for a shoot they had previously done together. Together with Megan at Mae Mae Paperie we found a way to incorporate the design into the cardboard cases we found.  We used a local letterpress company to save money and we also lined  all our invitation and rsvp envelopes ourselves with a color that matched our bridesmaid dresses.


wedding altar

M walked out to “Here Comes Your Man” by the Pixies, the wedding party walked down to “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes, and to keep things a little traditional, A walked down to “Here Comes the Bride”.

Listen to “Here Comes Your Man” here:

wedding drinks

Need more proof that they’re heavily into music? One of their signature drinks was named the Coldplay “Yellow” Margarita!

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We know we might sound like we’re obsessing over this wedding (because we are), but we’re completely dying over the outdoor lounge area they created using one-of-a-kind custom pieces from Found Vintage Rentals.

wedding details

That gold mirrored tray (that we want to slip into our pretty little purse asap) was a flea market find. Such a score! We know you see great pieces like these in weddings and think, “Why can’t I ever find things like that?”. Well, you totally can – it just takes patience and a ton of trips to your local flea markets. Most cities have them all over town so check them out every weekend. A + M were hitting up their local flea markets a year in advance and as you can see, it paid off beautifully. Sometimes you can even get vendors to custom make you something. Perfect example: The white wooden sign post above – it was made by one of the vendors they met at a flea market!

vineyard wedding details

Don’t you get a warm and cozy feeling just from looking at all the decor? There’s more coming Cakelets, just you wait!

Photography: Gabriel Ryan Photographers / Wedding Dress – Vera Wang on Melrose / Shoes – Badgley Mischka / Jewerly – borrowed from my mom / Suit – Hugo Boss / Shirt – Thomas Pink / Shoes & Belt – Ferregamo / Tie & Cufflinks – Burberry / Ceremony & reception venue: Saddlerock Ranch / Printer – Aardvark Letterpress /Calligrapher – Copper Willow Paper Studio / Cinematography: Joe Simon Wedding Films / Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang / Floral Design: Holly Flora / Catering: Lawry’s The Prime Rib / DJ & MC: Richard Blade / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Luxe Event Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals, Chiavari Chair Rentals, La Tavola Linens / Cake, desserts, macaron favors: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Valet: Premiere Valet Service / Security: Sandman Security / Photobooth: Sassy Booths

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jillian on Jul 13, 2011

love it all! the touches of pink and rustic are so pretty. the brides dress is gorgeous. and that little boy in the wagon?! too cute. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Paper Moss on Jul 13, 2011

So many amazing special details! And what an amazing place to get married!!!

Amber on Jul 13, 2011

So many great details! ahhh!

Lori on Jul 13, 2011


Jackie on Jul 13, 2011

That little boy in the wagon is darling! As are all the details. Loving on that furniture too!!

Jen Rea on Jul 13, 2011

Gorgeous wedding. The furniture is perfection and the invite is amazing. Mae Mae Paperie is seriously one of the best in the industry!

Kellee & The Team on Jul 13, 2011

Seriously in love with all the Mae Mae Paperie designs and the gorgeous furniture!

carlie renee on Jul 13, 2011

we just adored this wedding!! thank you so much for the feature! always an honor!

Kamie on Jul 13, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the hanging dress photo!

Heather Hoesch : LVL Weddings & Events on Jul 13, 2011

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Katie on Jul 13, 2011

What a beautiful wedding! Love the color and style of the bridesmaids dresses! Where are they from?

Michelle on Jul 13, 2011

Gorgeous Wedding. Beautiful pictures. Amazing designs. Love them all!

Audree on Jul 13, 2011

Hi everyone! Thanks for the lovely comments. The bridesmaid dresses are from Amsale in their Rhubarb color. It doesn't show, but each of our 6 bridesmaids wore a different dress style that they chose. Amsale had about 15 styles to choose from in the same color so it made it really easy for the girls to find something that looked good on them. Audree

bujin on Jul 13, 2011

To date this has been the most amazing and beautiful wedding I have ever been to. Thank you Audrey and Matt for sharing your special day with me. I loved every thing abou the wedding. The food was delish and the ambiance magical. Loved the antique glass jars as flower vases. Loved the mason jars as cups for refreshments. Loved the antique couches made out of linen. Perfection!

Kim on Jul 13, 2011

My friend is getting married next year and I know that she is looking towards something like this. Thank you for sharing, Matt and Audree! The wedding looked amazing and love the fact that they made a video too!

Yeelo on Jul 13, 2011

Love all the details! What an amazing wedding.

Grace on Jul 13, 2011

Audree, this is the most amazing wedding ever. Everything looked perfect and it was so creative. I wouldn't expect anything less from you! You looked absolutely stunning. I'm so disappointed I couldn't make it. I hope to see you soon! Love, Grace

Fouad on Jul 13, 2011

Beautiful details. Elegant yet understated. Looks like a wedding the guests would enjoy!

Ara on Jul 13, 2011

what a beautiful wedding! love all the details, private setting with nature, color coordination, creative ideas, many more. you must have spent years in preparation. It can be a dream wedding for all women!

Ann on Jul 13, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous wedding! Totally love everything about it :)

Lotta_heylook on Jul 14, 2011

Such nice and cosy atmosphere! Love the invitations a lot!

Tom on Jul 14, 2011

Beautiful pix. Very inviting adn artisitc!

Ann on Jul 14, 2011

I love all the details of this wedding! Everything looks incredibly gorgeous~

Amy on Jul 14, 2011

Love the 1st pic of the dress...great idea! I'm going to try to steal it for my own wedding later this year.

aaa on Jul 14, 2011

omg what a beautiful wedding. is there anything they DIDN'T think of?

Lisa Tai Liu on Jul 14, 2011

I can't believe I almost missed this wedding (sick kids . . . long story) - SOOO glad I didn't. It was the most beautiful, magical, fun wedding ever. You guys did an amazing job with every little detail - I loved all the discoveries as I walked around and really appreciated all of it - especially the shawls! Even the service and food was superb. I had so much fun, except when the song I requested cleared the dance floor =(. I was honored to be there to celebrate your special day!

Barn Weddings on Jul 15, 2011

I loved those flip flops :D It's a best wedding giveaways.

lisa on Jul 18, 2011

Everything is amazingly gorgeous. I especially love the vintage feel of the furniture and the suitcases - what fabulous touches. And that cute!

Doris Chu on Jul 22, 2011

Amazing attention to detail... i especially love the shawls and slippers! You can really feel the romance of the day through these pictures!

Amanda Beverley on Jul 25, 2011

Wow!! What a gorgeous looking day :) All the decor is beautiful. Makes me wanna get married all OVER again! :)

TW on Jul 26, 2011

Rustic elegance A true modern day fairy tale wedding May you two live happily ever after!

danielle on Jul 31, 2011

what a gorgeous wedding, such great details!

Tiare on Jul 31, 2011

Wow, that is such an awesome outdoor wedding! Must say one of the best I came across. Your Vera Wang gown is absolutely beautiful on you.

Amber on Aug 10, 2011

So great! This is just one of those weddings I would love to have been a guest at :) Very very pretty

Robin on Aug 11, 2011

What a beautiful setting, although everything about it was beautiful. Fairy tail wedding for sure!

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