Elegant Valentine's Day wedding inspiration at Malibu Rocky Oaks
Guys, is there any place more romantic for a modern, elegant Valentine’s Day inspired wedding than Malibu Rocky Oaks? After perusing these photos Mon Soleil Weddings sent our way, full of beautiful symbolism and thoughtful details by the talented Kelly Oshiro, we’re quite certain there isn’t. This crew is srsly the dream team, and you’ll see why below…
Kelly Oshiro explains, I was inspired by the concept of intersecting circles, or how two individuals, overlap and become one during the marriage ceremony. For the color story, I naturally looked to Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, and chose the classic combination of pink and red. I added in hints of salmon, peach, and burgundy to add a little sophistication and depth to the palette. To incorporate the circle motif and the colors, Chasing Linen, the invitation designer, used circles of pink and red to symbolize the two halves of the couple. And at the ceremony, I made floating floral circles with the two center circles perfectly intersecting right above the couple as they said “I do.”
Kelly dreamt up the bouquet in a subtle heart shape and included a gradient of pinks and reds.
Chateau Belle created a sultry Valentine’s-inspired beauty look to pair with the slinky Versace gown and ruby drop earrings adorning their bride.
Gah, how amazing are those hoops that look like floating flowers at the altar? Genius!
And of course, Mon Soleil had to make sure to capture a few breathtaking wedding portraits while at Malibu Rocky Oaks.
On the table, La Tavola’s luxurious light pink velvet linen provided a neutral background to pop the intense red in the flowers. I used three brushed gold trays to create a “runner” on the table to hold centerpieces, pillar candles, bud vases and loose blooms. For the floral arrangements I used red ranunculus, light pink nerine lilies, burgundy and pink orchids, upright burgundy amaranthus, calla lilies, and peach hyacinth. All were arranged in simple white, matte, pottery containers from Porch. For the menu, Chasing Linen silkscreened the text on to the actual napkins. And a subtle circle pattern on the plates and charges from Theoni Collection further drove home the circle theme.
Those delicate, modern hoops atop the cake by Lele Patisserie really bring the theme together, don’t they?
Film by Mon Soleil.
Finally, the couple made their getaway in a chic, silver, Jaguar XK120.
Le sigh. Thanks to the talented folks below for inspiring our Valentines!
Photography & Cinematography: Mon Soleil / Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks / Stylist, Production & Floral: Kelly Oshiro / Circle Bouquet: Anna Le Pley Taylor / Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle / Paper: Chasing Linen / Cake: Lele Patisserie / Tabletop: Theoni Collection / Table & Chairs: Town & Country / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Dress: Gossamer / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Jewelry: 33 Jewels / Tuxedo: Stitch & Tie