Malibu Nature Preserve Wedding: Ashley + Brad

wedding signs

Ashley grew up collecting tadpoles and going on hikes as a kid. When she and her fiancé Brad decided to wed near Los Angeles, they hoped to find an outdoor venue with the same whimsical vibe as Ashley’s childhood stomping grounds. :) The Malibu Nature Preserve was just that! While it’s located just off the Pacific Coast Highway, it feels miles and miles away from the typical LA venues.

Here’s what Ashley said, “I tried to foster an environment that was familiar and honest. So I used basic materials like paper, metal, wood, glass and cement as my base design elements for DIY projects. Found branches, pinecones and moss coupled with folksy patterned fabrics adorned the tables, adding texture and color.”

Thanks so much to Amanda K Photography for the lovely photos!

teal skirts

artichoke bouquet

hi-lo skirts

artichoke bouquet






bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

Love her pretty Sarah Seven dress she found at Lovely Bridal Shop!


succulent tablescape

folded books

Such a pretty wedding! Congrats again to Ashley + Brad!

photography: Amanda K Photography // second shooter: Fortuna Photography // venue: Malibu Nature Preserve Malibu, California // event planning: A fine day // florals: LR Muffinstuff Florals // hair: Natalie Johnston Makeup // catering: fine foods by julie // cake: Isaacream // lighting: Pacific Event Lighting // bride’s dress + belt: Lovely Bridal Shop // bridesmaid’s skirts: Modcloth // bridesmaid’s blouses: Forever 21 // flower girl’s dress: Zara // bride + bridesmaid’s jewelry: FunnyPeopleCo // groom’s attire: Zara

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  1. Loving the Sarah Seven dress, also the bridesmaid dresses, and the green and blue colors in this wedding!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring Brad and Ashley on GWS!! Congratulations on your new little one as well! XO

  3. Delightful wedding! Love the bridesmaids dresses and how unique yet simple they are.

  4. I absolutely love the colours! This wedding has such a natural, intimate feel. Wonderful for Spring x

  5. Where did they get those owls! I’ve been searching high and low for cute owl cake toppers!

  6. Speechless! This is awesome!! Way to go.

  7. Lol, love the “Witty” photo – great bouquet!!

  8. what a beautiful wedding!!! i am planning to use the malibu nature preserve for my own wedding this summer, and would LOVE to ask the couple some questions about their experience!

  9. If anyone happens to know how I can get in touch with Ashley please let me know. Or perhaps the bride above has had her wedding and would be willing to touch base with me. Heather at head over heels pr (no spaces).

  10. Does anyone know where/how to find info on weddings at the Malibu Nature Preserve?


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