A “Malibu Barbie Meets Marie Antoinette” Wedding Featuring Plenty Of Pink!

Brides Tayler + Shelby tied the knot in an intimate Malibu wedding that was rich in old-world opulence, was filled with tons of FAB florals, and was above all else: pink!

Bride Tayler is a wedding photographer herself who tends to incorporate a fine art aesthetic into her own work. Pair that with her love of all things Barbie pink and the event designers and planners at CMG Weddings & Events had enough to create the day’s “Malibu Barbie meets Marie Antoinette” design vision. The couple and the design team were all on the same page: “Go big, go pink, or go home.”

And the unbelievable 360-degree ocean and mountain views at Malibu Solstice Vineyards provided the perfect backdrop for every pink detail.

Tayler + Shelby hoped that their wedding would be encouraging to other queer couples in the midst of their own planning process, too. “There are challenges whenever it comes to planning a queer wedding,” says the couple. “Will we feel safe and accepted? Will we fill out a questionnaire that only says Bride and Groom? But, there is so much beauty too. There are no rules. We can both wear dresses, we can choose who walks down the aisle first. We can choose everything! We want other queer people to see our wedding and feel represented, inspired, and understood. You can do whatever YOU want!” 

Let’s get into Le Vie Photography’s gorgeous pictures of Tayler + Shelby’s day, cause we are OBSESSED!!

CMG Weddings & Events created the day’s bold and beautiful invitations and paper goods and included absolutely every shade of pink in the design.

“Butterflies became a motif of the wedding,” said Tayler + Shelby. “After our friend Jon passed away we started to see butterflies in the most unexpected places and whenever we see them we always think of him, so we asked the team to include them so that we could feel like he was with us at the wedding.”

Tularosa Flowers truly went above and beyond for Tayler + Shelby’s day. In addition to the mind-blowing floral creations included in the celebration’s decor, florist Dawn had a few surprises for the couple. One of them was this incredible floral lapel piece for Shelby!

We are loving Shelby’s powder pink suit from ASOS! “The color pink was exactly what I was looking for!” Shelby says. “When it arrived and I tried it on I felt that instant emotion. It felt like the perfect one for me.” Also, how perfect are those sparkly Riski Rhinestone Loafers by Steve Madden?!

The First Look

So much excitement!!

Tayler wore the jaw-dropping mermaid silhouette plunge neckline “Constellation” gown by Pronovias. “It was a gut feeling,” says Tayler of choosing her wedding day look. “Being a wedding photographer, I see SO many wedding dresses. This dress had SO many unique features that made it stand out.”

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

We have a few!
1. Tay’s custom veil & Shelb’s custom lapel florals were highlights for the both of us. We both love surprises & our florist Dawn exceeded EVERY expectation we dreamed up. They were one of our favorite surprises ever.
2. Our family toasts were heartfelt and will forever be a special memory for us both.
3. Ceremony Site: Standing in the floral arrangement w/ the breathtaking view, reading our vows to each other was one of a kind. We both wrote our own vows. It was hilarious because our vows were SO similar; you would’ve thought that we wrote them together! We look back on this memory regularly and will always cherish it.
4. We also loved our first look! It was one of the most emotional moments we have shared together. We dreamed about what each other would look like on wedding day for 5.5 years; and this was the moment. We worked so hard to be able to create this core memory for us and our families; and at the moment we realized WE DID IT!!

The Ceremony

Those VIEWS 😍

“We used clear acrylic ghost chairs from La Piñata,” says the team from CMG Weddings & Events, “to bring in the old world feel but with a new world modern twist for that Barbie edge.”

LOVE the way that bright pink tulle was worked into these ceremony arrangements to give them all sorts of texture.

This custom pink tulle veil covered in fresh flowers was the surprise that florist Dawn from Tularosa Flowers created for Tayler!

Check out our collection of the best wedding veils for every bridal style if you’re on the fence about whether a classic white or more non-traditional veil would be best for your bridal look.

If a smaller celebration like Tayler + Shelby’s is speaking to you, explore our collection of creative micro wedding ideas to kickstart your planning process!!

We love a guest dress code! So fun seeing all of Tayler + Shelby’s friends and fam rocking pink!

Torn between a flower crown and a veil? DO BOTH!

This wedding absolutely demands a fabulous flower girl decked out in frilly pink tulle! Check out our list of 34 flower girl dresses that are too adorable for words to find the right look for the littlest members of your wedding party.

Our Musical Choices

Processional: "I Do" By Aloe Black + "I Could Get Used To This" By Becky Hill (orchestra version)

Recessional: "When We Were Young" by Adele

First Dance: "Take Me Home" By Jess Glynne

Hair and makeup looks for the day were created by Meg Ohare Beauty. Love the drama of Tayler’s bold red lip among all of the softer pinks!

Also, those “Constella” drop earrings from Swarovski!! So much elegant sparkle.

Tayler sported the “Crystal Spine Comb” by Lelet New York as a hair accessory. You can spot it wrapped around her sleek updo.

Definitely look through our list of 31 best blush and pink wedding dresses we’re obsessed with if you’re searching for a way to work some pink into your color palette.

Look closely and you can catch a teeny tiny peek of Tayler’s epic pink “Charlize” platform heels by Steve Madden!

The Reception

We are swooning for Tayler’s oval cut ring from East West Gem Company. Take a peek at our ultimate guide to oval engagement rings!

The team at CMG Weddings & Events said it perfectly when they described the different design elements of Tayler + Shelby’s day as being “united by an overarching laid back, loving feel.”

So into the way these Barbie pink linens from BBJ La Tavola create the perfect solid base for this lavishly styled reception table!

“We worked closely with Tularosa to design a baroque inspired look for the table,” says the CMG team, “intermingling gold candelabra covered in flowers, stacks of pink books and cloches filled with statuary and flowers and pink tulle butterflies to create elegant still life along the length of the table.”

Snag a set of pink taper candles to recreate this tablescape!

Love the opulence that gold flatware automatically adds to a place setting. And OF COURSE the menus have to say “Let them eat cake” if you’re working with a Marie Antoinette-inspired design vision!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Hire a team that you trust 100%. Share your vision, and then let them work their magic.

These pink linens and waterfall table florals remind us so much of this epically pink Barbie-inspired party in Kansas City!

Vanilla Bake Shop created the ornately iced pink wedding cake. Vintage inspired wedding cakes like this one are one of our favorite wedding trends at the moment!

Congratulations, Tayler + Shelby! Your lavish Barbie pink celebration was clearly so full of love!! All the very best from GWS!!

visual identifiers: Shelby - wearing tux Tayler - wearing gown // photography: Le Vie Photography // venue name: Malibu Solstice Vineyards, Malibu, CA, USA // event design: CMG Events // planning: CMG Events // florals: Tularosa Flowers // wedding dress: Pronovias // wedding dress boutique: Pronovias: Austin, TX // wedding suit: Asos // hairpiece: Lelet NY // bride's shoes: Steve Madden // bride's ring: East West Gems // hair stylist: Meg O'Hare Beauty // makeup artist: Meg O'Hare Beauty // paper goods: CMG Events // cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // tabletop rentals: Tularosa Flowers // furniture rentals: La Piñata Party // linen rentals: BBJ La Tavola // bride's loafers: Steve Madden // bride's earrings: Swarovski