Elegant Tropical Wedding Inspiration in Malibu

If we’re being honest, this elegant tropical wedding inspiration featured in Destination I Do magazine has left us speechless! It’s California cool meets tropical paradise – it’s pretty perfect. But with GATHER Events behind the design and Sanaz Photography behind the camera, we’re not surprised! The gorgeous Malibu location doesn’t hurt either…

The team kept the ceremony simple with palm fronds as decor, allowing the Pacific Ocean view to steal the show. However, the reception was anything but! Two cocktail lounges provided boho-luxe seating, Protea, roses, and an assortment of tropical leaves made up the floral arrangements, and printed linens & miss-matched goblets added an extra fun touch. We hardly do the details justice, so we’ll let the pros take it from here. Plus, the photos speak for themselves!
GATHER Events says, Fresh tropical vibes, fun patterns and that view? Yes please! We so want to live in this space full of tropical blues forever. So many of our brides dream of being married by the ocean and this beautiful coastal property delivers in a big way! Our team was so inspired by this space and every detail was carefully crafted to infuse life and style into the ultimate Southern California wedding scene.

We styled contrasting stark black and white pieces with soft ocean blues and sunset blush to create a color palette that is both soft and modern. Fresh modern elements, like the clean printed Invitation Suite by Gourmet Invitations and classic, romantic touches like the beautiful hand lettering by Calligraphy Katrina are sewn throughout the event design to create a feeling of timelessness and excitement.


Found Rentals‘ incredible pieces accent the natural elements inherent in the landscape and bring a luxurious comfort to this outdoor paradise. Mixing and matching organic materials with modern, eclectic patterns creates a vibe that is romantic and new.
And can we talk about this gorgeous crew?? The lovely bride in a simple and modern Joanna August gown stuns with hair/makeup by Mobile Bridal Salon and a timeless veil by Elisha Caplan. How happy does she look with her gals decked in chic Azazie dresses and eclectic adornments by Noonday Collection?  Let’s not forget to mention our dapper groom accessorized by stylish pieces from the Grunion Run.

Lush tropical arrangements by Flower Duet are the perfect accoutrement to add an essence of the tropics and play beautifully with the stunning collection of tabletop items from Borrowed Blu. We incorporated a hint of gold metallic with natural woods. It elevates this dinner scape to reflect the perfect balance of luxury and style.

Every good party needs some delicious bites and our sweet couple enjoyed the best that Southern California markets have to offer. With ingredients like succulent avocados, juicy pineapple and fresh caught crab, Modern Art Catering served up the most flavorful buffet of beautiful dishes you ever did see.  And that cake!!! Sweet and Saucy Shop’s hand painted cake with a perfect fondant protea perfectly adds the sweetest touch to a night of bliss.

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