La Costa Beach Club Malibu Wedding Photographer | Sylvie + Eric

Love all the coral in this Malibu Beach wedding!  So colorful and bright for a fabulous beach wedding!  Lots of love and laughs in the sand :)  Sylvie and Eric were married at the La Costa Beach club.

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Part 1/3 of my interview with Sylvie!

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Q:  Where did you get your dress & accessories? I love that it was so light! Perfect for the beach!
A:  Funny story, I fell in love with a dress from Saks, and I was the one who couldn’t justify spending 5 grand on a dress, my mom kept saying, “we’ll make it work financially” Anyway I said, that before we splurged on a dress i would wear for a couple hours, I wanted to check out the cheap stores, so Davids Bridal we went. When we walked into Davids Bridal I started to cry, ( not happy tears), the light was fluorescent, there were super trashy people there, all the dresses were just smashed into plastic bags and shoved onto the racks, it was just horrible. Anyway I tried on one joke dress after another, truly for humor, and then my mom came to the dressing room with a very simple dress. It was a beautiful ivory color Empire waist, ( i think it’s called) with a white tull top layer, and the bodice was a slight sweet heart, with a huge rustic unfinished bow in the back. I put it on and really liked it, but not the way Ioved the other dress, it just didn’t have that special touch. As my eyes started to tear up out of frustration, I started to walk back into the dressing room, trying to nestle my hands into the dress to hide, only to discover the dress has “pockets”! and Voila that was it, that was a special touch I was looking for, a wedding dress with pockets!!! I was sold, and I didn’t look back.

  • Shoes were Manolo Blahnik which I bought no joke 5 years ago saying I’d wear one day for my wedding.
  • My bracelet was made by my mom.
  • My hair piece I bought on Etsy.
  • My earrings were my inheritance from my grandma.
  • My garter was custom made from an Etsy boutique LucyBridalBoutique, because I couldn’t find the exact one I wanted. (this was a detail I would have not stressed out so much on, I barely remember that moment:)

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Q:  The guys looked amazing in grey suits and coral accessories! Where did you get the suits? And where did you find those awesome socks?
A:  Hahaha Eric and I went back and forth on this. In the end I let him decide to go with the vest pant look, and I’m happy he did. The groomsmen were in John Varvatos and then the ties were similar to the brides maid dresses in the sense that we gave them guidelines of colors, and then they rest was up to them. The mix match idea was all pulled together during the reception. Fox was wearing a Sear Sucker Suit from Jcrew with brown suede shoes with coral colored soles.

The socks we found from all over, and had a hell of a time finding funky socks with coral in them. I gave up ont he sock search a while back, and Eric kept it up and found the cute Periwinkle and Coral argyle socks on a random sock website.

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Q:  Where did you find those amazing bridesmaids dresses? I love how the colors varied and looked great on everyone.
A:  I really loved the mix match idea. I have always felt that bridesmaids dresses were a horrible idea to make everyone wear the same thing, let alone the look of having a uniform wedding. So I went on pinterest and typed in Coral, Salmon and Peach colored LONG dresses. My one requirement was a long dress, i chose long because a long dress really ups the par on whether something becomes formal or not in my eyes. Anyway, I created a PDF with all different shades of dresses, sent it to the girls and let them have fun with it. Not going to lie my maid of honor came back with a bedazzled ruched dress where I had my only bridzilla moment and turned the dress down. She ended up finding one of the most beautiful dresses on ASOS. All the other girls found colors and dresses which they liked which made me so happy. I then asked the girls to wear either Rose gold of yellow gold hammered medium sized hoops and no other jewelry. I wanted simple. For my bridesmaid gifts I bought them gold Monogrammed necklaces, which they all still wear:)

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