19 Jun

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This sweet lady, Paige Lowe, is no stranger to the blog. She’s one superb photographer that we’ve had the pleasure of featuring here on the blog. Remember her insanely beautiful Iceland engagement photos? Well, she recently got hitched, had her 15 year old intern, Jenny Markham capture the entire day (beautifully, we might add), hit the jackpot with an ombre Martha Webb dress, and was the first couple to get married at this new Malibu treasure venue, Casa Encantada. Jump over to view the full gallery of images!

Malibu wedding venue | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

I fell in LOVE with this dress year and years ago, but had only seen it on a tumblr. I scoured the web looking for it and finally found Martha Webb, a wonderful artist based out of London. I begged her to let me borrow the gown for my big day and she sent it over right away! 

There’s even more to the tale of Paige’s one-of-a-kind dress that you can read more about here and here.

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

My husband and I wanted to get married at a home, but we needed one large enough so we set out and searched high and wide on Airbnb, pleading with homeowners to let us use their rental as a venue for our big day! Luckily we came across this lovely Malibu treasure, and the owners wanted to start hosting weddings there anyway! It was very special to be the first wedding on the property, and the grounds could not have been more beautiful. With a new venue comes a lot of work though, we to do everything from stringing out own lights to bringing in lots of vendors, but all of the effort was well worth it, and the owners were a pleasure to work with!

Malibu wedding venue | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Martha Webb wedding dress  | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Martha Webb wedding dress  | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

My best friend and owner of Figgy Bakery created my amazing flower crown.

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

I put together every single flower arrangement the day before and morning of the wedding, I swear I’m not crazy, I just adore flowers and the process was very theraputic for me!

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Whiskey bar | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Casa de Perrin Navaho wedding rentals | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Casa de Perrin Navaho wedding rentals | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Casa de Perrin Navaho wedding rentals | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Casa de Perrin Navaho wedding rentals | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Casa de Perrin’s Navajo collection is out of this world and made our dining table even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Yeah! rentals event rentals | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

And YEAH! rentals’ funky furniture and all of our colorful mexican blankets really brought a lot of fun to our dance area.

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Love the banderitas by Ay Mujer!. Always a favorite around here.

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

We had a long wait from arrival time until dinner, so we snipped some little snack bags and stamped each one with our cute little arrow.

DIY photo booth | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Indie Southern California wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

rustic sweets table | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

rustic sweets table | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

rustic sweets table | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Malibu wedding | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

Ombre wedding dress | photos by Jenny Markham | 100 Layer Cake

We really just wanted the day to feel like “Us”. When choosing a venue we decided that we needed to be near the beach, and we had to be outdoors. Once we found the Malibu home, everything started to fall into place. Starting with our invitations designed by the insanely talented Rachel Bernard of Figgy Bakery. They really set the pace for the kind of vibe we were going for. They were fun, playful and very informal. We also brought a ton of our own personal items to make the venue feel like home; photographs, vases, hankies, plates, and even furniture. Having a camping area was also very important to us, a lot of our friends are big campers and we wanted people to be able to crash if they had had one too many! Choosing which vendors to invest in was also a huge part of our day.  

Photography: Jenny Markham / Venue: Casa Encantada in Malibu, CA / Makeup: Monica Giselle monicagiselle7 (at) gmail (dot) com / Engagement Ring + Wedding Band: Michelle Oh / Sweets: Figgy Bakery / Food Truck: The Border Grill / Table & Chair Rentals: Alex Party Rentals / DJ: The Flashdance / Camper Rental: Happier Camper / Tabletop & Decor Rentals: Casa de Perrin / Furniture Rentals: YEAH! Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Martha Webb / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This dress is something else! Love the color bleed. I have seen one other dress with the organey-red color bleed at the bottom and I instantly LOVED it! This one blends modern detailing in with it, making the dress somehow be casual and formal at the same time. The somewhat whimsical outdoor setting works well for this couple.
    Great job to all involved!

  2. So beautiful! I loved following the story of your dress over on ESB…it looks fantastic. Also, I arranged my flowers and bouquets before my wedding too and I got the same reaction. People thought I was nuts but it was so soothing to do something quiet and creative before the big event. Congratulations!

  3. Her dress is amazing!!!

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  4. What a GORGEOUS wedding dress! Love it! And I love the beautiful photos too.

  5. AMAZING to say the least! Everything is rustically perfect. Please take me back 7 years so I can re-create many of these ideas at my wedding, thank you.

  6. Gorgeous wedding. Literally the most incredible wedding dress I’ve ever seen in my life.

  7. I love the texture on her dress. Especially the top half.

  8. LOVE everything about this wedding! Love the idea of finding the house of airbnb, love her dress and love all the details! Wonderful celebration!

  9. It is so lovely to see this photo journal, which captures some of the beautiful moments of that magical day. Many thanks to Paige, Keith, and their loved ones for gracing our home with their celebration of love and for sharing the story.

    For anyone considering our property for their event and who may find Paige and Keith’s tremendous DIY drive and talent daunting to match, we do string lights and have quite a bunch, among other services, ha. :-)

    May you be happy, prosper and well, sweet Paige and Keith, and may your joined hearts continue to touch many with joy.

  10. Looks like a beautiful setting :)

  11. It’s really an informative blog. I think that Malibu is having best wedding venues. I wish I can organize my wedding in Malibu, as Wedding is the memorable part of our life.

  12. Great wedding coverage in the most beautiful of settings. The bride looks incredible in a stunning wedding dress.

  13. The locations add a nice feel to this wedding. This compliments well the fairy tale wedding story.

  14. Fantastic, rich patterns in this wedding. I really adored the plates!

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  16. This dress is incredible. Awesome wedding that obviously had a ton of work put into it. I would call this an undeniable success!

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