E + B wanted a beautifully simple wedding to reflect their personalities. Judging by their timeless desert engagement shoot, we figured these two knew what they we’re doing. (Spoiler alert: They do.) Brittany says, We wanted the style of our wedding to reflect our modern design aesthetic but in a romantic and classic setting. With this in mind, they enlisted Brandon Kidd to capture their big day in ever-gorgeous Malibu.
The bride’s sweet bouquet recipe: peonies, garden roses, dusty miller
Just a couple months before the big day, they found themselves having to let go of the original planner. Luckily Carina of Tealight Weddings swooped in to save the day!
From Carina… I met Brittany and Eugene just six weeks before their wedding and was immediately smitten with this adorable couple. Brittany had a very fine-tuned vision for their wedding day and filled this gorgeous venue with lots personal items from their home.
Brittany says, After we got engaged there was no question that Malibu and Vine was the place. We often spend our weekends in Malibu drinking wine with friends. It’s our little piece of heaven just outside of LA.
Again with these florals…
Photographer: Brandon Kidd / Venue: Malibu and Vine / Planner: Carina McLaughlin of Tealight Weddings and Events / Florist: Stella Bloom Designs / Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty / Cake: Delicious Arts / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals & Signature Rentals / DJ: Dart DJ / Bride’s Dress: Anne Bowen / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Givenchy / Lipstick: Urban Decay Punch Drunk / Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s Suit: Topman / Shoes: J.D. Fisk / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lovely Bride / Groomsmen Suits: Topman
Is there ever a time we’re not in the mood for a tropical getaway? Don’t think so. The ladies behind the gorgeous hippie beach photo shoot we featured (srsly still can’t get that one out of our heads) have teamed up once again for this bright, colorful, and tropical “Aloha” bridal shower inspired by the pineapple trends and a trip to Kauai earlier this summer (jealous!). Thanks to photog Megan Welker + Beijos Events for the inspo!
Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events says, The invite and signage was amazing by Pitbulls & Posies, she inspires us with everything she does! The gold pineapple invite was so crazy perfect, we had to continue it with the drink and dessert signage along with a cake topper and plexi-glass nameplates. And the Aloha signage using Ann Robin’s calligraphy was the perfect touch!
How fun are these felt letters and tassels?! (Designed by Sharp Tooth Studio)
So feeling these tropical vibes in the arrangements by MV Florals.
Jacquelyn explains, We nearly died when we saw all the yummy and gorgeous treats Sweet and Saucy baked up for us… The adorable pineapple cake, flamingo cookies, palm cupcakes and the to die for Aloha macaroons, they would blow all of your guests socks off!
This would be such a fun day to spend with your best girls!
See more from Beijos Events in our vendor guide. Thanks to everyone below…
Photographer: Megan Welker / Styling & Design: Beijos Events / Florals: MV Florals / Hair: Christy Lanning / Makeup: Brie Crouse / Invitations & Signage: Pitbulls & Posies & Ann Robin / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy / Cocktails: Ritual Wellness / Furniture Rentals: Witty / Glassware, Plates, Flatware: Borrowed Blu / Planters & Macrame Hangers: Pigment / Decanters, Peace Hand, Vases, & Tic Tac Toe Game: Jonathan Adler / Pillows: Whitlock and Co. / Wardrobe: Show Me Your Mumu / Bride-to-be sign by Sharp Tooth Studio
Brittany + Eugene had three things in mind when they set out to plan their engagement shoot: the iconic Stahl House (particularly architect Pierre Koenig’s work) the desert, and Palm Springs. The trick was channeling a bit of each element. So they visited a private residence in Joshua Tree that they could actually stay at and relax a bit before the wedding, just the two of them. A pretty good idea, if you ask us! As for the e-sesh, the talented Brandon Kidd met them to snap these mid-century, Stahl inspired engagement photos in Joshua Tree:
Eugene says, We love being out amongst nature, while being able to appreciate other pleasures such as fancy dinners and nights out together. Our outfits with the suit and the dress played into that a bit, and there was something truly magical about being able to capture it as the sun was going down.
The days before the actual shoot we were able to really take in the peace and quiet of the space, and be one with each other. The property was solar-powered, and water was limited. Being able to cook for each other and experience a true off-the-grid experience is something we can treasure forever. Nothing beats the stresses of the preparation than a well-deserved R&R, with some bangin’ photos to boot!
How about this view?!
Love the black outfits against this desert backdrop.
So romantic. Congrats you guys!
Photographer: Brandon Kidd / Location: Private Residence in Joshua Tree / Brittany’s Look: Topshop / Eugene’s Look: Topman