{Real Weddings} Melanie & Michael's Gorgeous Outdoor Malibu, California Wedding

Hello my Savvy readers!

I have been MIA for many months now, it seems, although I've been able to post beautiful weddings & inspiration boards now and then.  Why the absence?  Well I was working on a contract basis for a job that took place 40 miles from my home; a.k.a nearly 2 hours spent in traffic atop a 9 hour day, which equals very long days!  Also the last 4 months I spent many hours training for a 1/2 marathon, which took up any extra time I might have had.  Both commitments made finding time to blog extremely hard, if you can imagine!

So, the contract came to an end, the marathon came & went (without my participation due to last minute health concerns), and I now have time on my hands until another job comes my way to do what I love best, blog about all things wedding related!  

Today I am happy to be back to blogging, as I have a gorgeous Malibu, California wedding to share with you, beautifully photographed by Renee Bowen Photography.  I love the color palette seen here, with charming shades of grey-brown & soft pink.  The outdoor setting beacons the return of late spring/early summer, with glorious rolling hills, and beautiful greenery.  

Here is a little note from the photographer:
Melanie and Michael's wedding day was the quintessential gorgeous California day - such a perfect day for a wedding in Malibu! Saddlerock Vineyards (Malibu Family Wines) is a lush landscape for a hillside ceremony; and Melanie made an exquisite bride. Melanie and Michael are both actors, so they were a dream to photograph ;) They also pulled from their resources of creatives to pull off one of the most beautiful, detailed, romantic weddings I've ever photographed.

I present to you, for the first  featured time on the blog, Renee Bowen Photography:






Absolutely dreamy! This wedding is just making me swoon.  Renee Bowen captured the amazing adoration of Melanie & Michael for one another.  Their bliss shines bright, their happiness exudes, and the pair make a stunning couple.  

I must mention, I love the bride's gown, it is simple, stunning, and a hint of vintage details, which is a win in our books.  I also love the bridesmaid dresses from Two Birds Bridesmaid.  I love how each bridesmaid has her own style for the same dress-I've been a fan for a long time of Two Birds Bridesmaid and I am happy to share their fashion in this post!

Many thanks to Renee Bowen Photography for submitting to us your gorgeous work.  

Photography: Renee Bowen Photography, Santa Clarita, CA
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, CA
Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid
Cake Designer: Frosted Cupcakery, Los Angeles, CA
Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Los Angeles, CA


  1. I just came back this week too!! That's why blogging is awesome- it always welcomes your return whenever you find time & never has hard feelings. ;) And what a great wedding to kick things off with- beautiful dress and the scenary is gorgeous!!

  2. Well, welcome back to you, Mel! I agree, when life settles for the calmer weather, the trusting blog is ready to come back to life and continue sharing the goodness! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.

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