Grace and Andy // Duke's Malibu Wedding Film // 5.2.2015

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Grace and Andy // Duke's Malibu Wedding Film // 5.2.2015

Grace and Andy come from Silicon Valley, but wanted to show off the beauty of Malibu to their family and friends - making this a gorgeous destination wedding! Watch this film to find out about Andy's requirements for a wife - and how Grace and Jet Li work in the story! 

They got ready, had the ceremony and reception at this versatile venue, Duke's in Malibu. Enjoy!

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Alejandra and Michael // The Wedding Film // May 1, 2015 - Calamigos Ranch Malibu

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Alejandra and Michael // The Wedding Film // May 1, 2015 - Calamigos Ranch Malibu

Here is their complete wedding film! You can see their trailer here!

Getting Ready Location: Le Méridien Delfina

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Malibu

Coordinator: Kaci Mallat from XOXO Weddings

Officiant: Sean Keller

DJ: Russboy LLC

Musician: Jason Sulkin

The Cake: Lark Cake Shop

Florist: Blossom Floral

Photo Booth: SoCal Elite Photobooths

Photographer: Yair Haim

Cinematography: Charles Lauren Films

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Alejandra and Michael // Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica and Calamigos Ranch Malibu - Wedding Video Trailer

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Alejandra and Michael // Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica and Calamigos Ranch Malibu - Wedding Video Trailer

This fabulous wedding of Alejandra and Michael took place at one of our favorite venues, Calamigos in Malibu. Alejandra is jaw dropping gorgeous and Michael is the perfect catch for her.

The design and style of the wedding was the creation of Kaci Mallat of XOXO Weddings, her taste is always impeccable. Working with Alejandra and Michael from the beginning to the end, Kaci made their perfect wedding dreams become a reality! 

Alejandra and Michael are from Maryland. We were first introduced to them at a sidewalk cafe in Studio City, and we fell in love with their enthusiasm and passion for the love they share with each other. We knew their day would be awesome!

Joining us for photography was Yair from Yair Haim Photography, snapping the day away. We love his use of light. 

The following film is a trailer - a tidbit of what to expect in their full film! We felt inspired to make something dramatic- so enjoy the emotions and love- for there will be much more to come!

Congrats once more to Alejandra and Michael!   

Getting Ready Location: Le Méridien Delfina

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Malibu

Coordinator: Kaci Mallat from XOXO Weddings

Officiant: Sean Keller

DJ: Russboy LLC

Musician: Jason Sulkin

The Cake: Lark Cake Shop

Florist: Blossom Floral

Photo Booth: SoCal Elite Photobooths

Photographer: Yair Haim

Cinematography: Charles Lauren Films

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Our new Style Me Pretty Feature!

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Our new Style Me Pretty Feature!

One of our weddings was featured today on Style Me Pretty, the world's best wedding inspiration blog!

Here is the link: http://www.stylemepretty.com/california-weddings/beverly-hills/2015/05/01/glamorous-wedding-at-the-four-seasons-beverly-hills/

Here is the full story:

From Charles Lauren Films… This is a small part of Brittany and Aaron’s story, married on June 7, 2014 at the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills. Sometimes the sacrifices a bride endures for her groom is a magical thing. Take Brittany, for example. The dress she chose to wear for most of her day wasn’t exactly her taste, but she knew that Aaron would simply love it!

Little did Brittany know, however, that she could wear anything for Aaron and he’d be happy! During their wedding day, she claimed that she does everything for him. After being there and seeing them interact and react to each other, this is true. Out of the corner of our eye, however, we came to notice that Aaron does everything for Brittany as well! That’s probably why they fit so well together.

This is why we think it is so cute that Brittany also chose a second dress to wear, just for her, during the cake cutting and reception. This dress was just fun, nothing formal. In fact, using her exact words, “this dress is just more comfy!” Oh, yes Brittany, that’s right! But did we mention super cute and adorable? We love this dress! It shows off her shoes, her jewelry and her bright style.

One word for this wedding could indeed be white. That’s what Brittany and Aaron were looking for on that fateful March day when they met up with Natalie Sofer, their wedding planner.  That simple statement fused into something more. It’s the feeling you get just thinking about a white wedding; graceful, romantic and simply classic. All of the details were spun into a web of emotions, that cascaded down from the orchid centerpieces onto the gold-plated dinnerware that they ate their wasabi mashed potatoes on! Simply delectable.

The feeling of design was everywhere. We love Brittany’s touch of creating an area for their parents’ wedding photos in the foyer. Of course this is a common feature in many weddings these days, but after meeting their families and hearing every one of them give a toast, this wasn’t just a routine style choice. This was a heartfelt design, making every guest think that they were part of the family. The reception felt like it was just a big dinner party at a friend’s house. A house that happened to be the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

Also, what about their uncle who is a CPA-turned-officiant? Thanks to Google and $23, he became their wedding officiant. A joke he was quick to point out! He was a bit nervous to start with, but he found his stride when Brittany and Aaron gave each other their personal vows. In fact, at that moment we all found our stride. From the very beginning, this wedding was about the one thing you can never live without…living for love.

Adding to the delightfulness of this day was the wedding party. Watch the video and count them….if you said 23, then yes, you’re right! Brittany and Aaron had 11 groomsmen and 12 bridesmaids – we told you this day was about family!! But the main charm of having all of these friends, brothers and sisters by their side came twofold. One, the wedding day landed on Brittany’s sister’s birthday – part by chance, but also partly because it was a Saturday in June. In the morning, lavender roses were promptly delivered to the bridal suite to start off the occasion with style. This was taken very well and we think everyone should do something this fantastic when a sisters’ birthday falls on your wedding day, of course!

The second awesome factor that set their future in the right direction was that just about two weeks later, it would be Brittany’s parent’s wedding anniversary. Her father didn’t want to steal the limelight, but he did go so far as to say that after 11pm, the party was really for their anniversary! Talk about tying the knot and ending the night right, nothing could have been a better blessing than that!

Photography: Lin and Jirsa Photography | Cinematography: Charles Lauren Films | Event Planning:Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Flowers in Beverly Hills | Lighting: Dashing Events | Band: Bob Gail | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Four Seasons Los Angeles At Beverly Hills | Rentals:CMC Party Rental

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