A late summer/early fall Malibu vineyard wedding made for the ultimate Southern California nuptials!
Annie and Gregg Fienberg were an incredibly fun and creative pair from day one! Gregg (well known Hollywood Producer of True Blood) and his ‘bohemian chic’ and equally creative bride Annie had visions of a gathering filled with elements of natural beauty, California living, and most of all FUN! They wanted a Malibu vineyard wedding, and found the perfect location, Triunfo Creek Vineyards, to serve as the backdrop to this outdoor soiree.
Set at the very top of the Malibu canyons in late summer/early fall, rolling hillsides and gorgeous vineyards framed the most perfect barn house you’ve ever seen, complete with big oak trees and stunning little details at every turn.
Annie’s bouquet goes down as one of our all-time favorites. Lush Juliet garden roses, peachy ranunculus, hints of blushing protea, and surrounding by pieris, bay, and other gorgeous greens….we’re still dreaming about it! The bouquet perfectly matched her dressed, a dreamy custom gown. The white halter neck was accented with pink, as was the hem of her skirt– a collaboration that Annie was very much a part of! The dress seemed to inspire the rest of the wedding. Simple, rustic, but fun and elegant, white with touches of blush, all culminating in a gorgeous Malibu vineyard wedding that’s uniquely Annie + Gregg.
The Wedding Party
Annie’s custom dress was perfectly off-set by Greg’s amazing blue suit that was paired with a white and green boutonniere. For the rest of their family, they opted for mismatched succulent boutonnieres, some mixed with a white bloom, and others with a bright pop of a yellow Billy Ball, all wrapped in twine ribbon. The couple’s flower girl was darling in a bay leaf flower crown and cowboy boots.
The ceremony was set underneath one of the giant oaks. Although stately and beautiful on it’s own, we added a touch of whimsy by decorating with hanging eucalyptus vines falling from the tree limbs and adorned in white blooms. A personal touch was added in a heart shaped wreath with the couple’s initials, A+G, to imitate a carving that lovers might make. Small aisle florals in dahlias, roses, eucalyptus, and hints of lambs ear decorated the chairs. When it was time, a beaming Annie walked down the white and yellow petal-strewn aisle flanked by her dad and son.
After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate! To help set the mood, festive market lighting was strewn over long outdoor farm tables. The couple opted for mis-matched vased florals trailing down the entire centerline atop of a burlap runner, interspersed with small votive candles. The florals themselves embodied everything wild, organic, light and airy in blush tones, creams, pops of yellows, and peaches. Greenery included silvery eucalyptus, bright green bay leaves and jasmine vines, mixed in with both green and blooming herbs of sage, chamomile, and lavender! (Can’t you just smell it?!!) Garden roses and giant café au lait dahlias were amongst Annie’s favorite blooms, juxtaposed with a teal toned succulent to give it that California-rustic feel.
Another personal touch came in with the table numbers as a gift from Dad, who used raw wood and nails to mark each numbered section. (Love!) The food was as beautiful to look at as it was to eat – farm to table cuisine, plated family style to continue with the fun and communal dining vibe! As a nod to the creative side of the couple, they opted for square plates.
The details went on and on, from the fully styled Airsteam trailer that provided an awesome place to hang out, to the adorable menu cards, to the mantle in the barn house draped in assorted greens and vines.
Our couple chose one of the best in the biz to design their wedding cake: The Butter End Cakery. After the yummy confection was made, we came in and decorated with pink florals and succulents, all framed by eucalyptus greens.
We loved working on this wedding! The couple’s creativeness made for a wonderful collaborative experience. The wedding itself was full of personal touches that made the wedding feel unique and special. This Malibu vineyard wedding was one for the books!
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Florist: Lilla Bello
Photographer: Leila Brewster
Location: Triunfo Creek Vineyards
Cake: The Butter End Cakery
Invitations: Copper Willow Print Studio
Toby Kassoy, was born and raised in Southern California. In her college years she went up to Eugene Oregon, where she first fell in love with floristry. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she spent 8 years working in the Entertainment industry, while all along, flowers were always tugging on her heartstrings. In 2004 she decided to leave her corporate job and open Lilla Bello, aptly named after the beautiful lilac bushes she remembers outside her kitchen window in Oregon.