Real Weddings | Malibu, CA

Ashleigh didn’t have to search hard for true love, but she did go on a quest to her “yes!” A scavenger hunt led Ashleigh to her prize — her gorgeous engagement ring! — and then the wedding planning began! Ashleigh and AJ both agreed they wanted a small and intimate wedding so that they could enjoy personal time with each guest, and since they love the beach, it was a given that they’d be married with the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop. Since Ashleigh is a wedding photographer, she’s seen many variations of weddings and she knew she wanted to have a beachy, yet somewhat formal wedding. She was also sure she didn’t want a cliche beach wedding with seashells and sand dollars. So, Ashleigh used the inspiration of the sunset colors and tropical scenery as the look for their wedding.

The traditional aspects of the wedding were fused with secular elements. Ashleigh is Jewish, but does not actively practice. However, she felt it was important to tie in Jewish-inspired motifs. They got married in a chuppah-esque canopy. Though not a standard chuppah, it definitely carried the idea of Ashleigh and AJ’s first home together as husband and wife. And of course AJ enjoyed stepping on the glass at the end of the ceremony! Later at the reception, the couple and their guests danced the hora, finishing off a day that reflected exactly who they are as a Mr. and Mrs.

Mazel tov, Ashleigh and AJ!

Venue – Sunset Restaurant
Coordination – Just Chic Events
Photographer – Palos Studio
Videographer – HDinVision
Hair & Make Up – Blushing Bridal Makeup
Floral Design – Kate Baker Florals
Linens – EDS Linens
Bakery – A Sweet Design
Entertainment – After Dark Entertainment
Stationery – 529 Designs

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  • ashleigh says:

    this feature looks beautiful and loved what you wrote!! thank you alison & nicky!!! :)

  • Lea Joelle handmade says:

    The converse are awesome, I wish I could’ve wore mine with my dress!

  • Erica says:

    Love, love, LOVE the veil/kissing photo. Makes me reconsider not wanting to wear a veil!