LAUREN & JUSTIN EXCHANGED VOWS ON THE Cielo Farms, a small vineyard tucked away in the Malibu hills, CALIFORNIA. TheIR entire ceremony, AS WELL AS DINNER, was HELD outside WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS OF THE MALIBU HILLS AND SURROUNDING VINEYARDS.
WEDDING FAVOURS //
Because we got married in a vineyard and love wine, each of our guests received a GIFT WRAPPED bottle of wine when they checked into their hotel!
FLOWERS & BOUQUETS //
The initial inspiration was pampas grass and from there really just wanted muted tones. I didn’t want much to take away from the beautiful dresses and scenery!
We actually decided to forego a cake and did fun dessert bites SO that everyone cOULD try one of each! WEDDING SONGS //
Our first dance was to Averett Brothers “No Hard Feelings”. They are one of our favoUrite artists and the lyrics to the song are absolutely beautiful. I cry almost every time I listen to it! For dance floor music, we decided with our DJ on a mix of oldies and recent pop hits, so everyone could enjoy! During cocktail hour, we had a live 3 piece folk band play music. That way we had a mix of live music and A DJ.
FOOD & BEVERAGES //
We did a buffet style to keep it a little more casual. We are big foodies, so the caterer was almost the first choice for Justin before the venue! We had fish, chicken, salads, veggies and a mushroom ravioli that people talked to us about for weeks after, it was so good! Wine and drinks were served via waitstaff, but the buffet allowed for everyone to get seconds if they wanted and to take a little of everything! We haven’t been to a wedding where they’ve done that before, so I like that we did something a little different.
We still haven’t done our honeymoon yet, but have just booked to go over the Christmas holiday! We will be starting in Barcelona then going to San Sebastian. From there WE plan to hit up a few places in southern France like Bordeaux and Provence and then we will end in Paris for NYE and fly home. We can’t wait!