A Rainy Malibu Wedding

Sounds like complete opposites, right? Rain and Malibu? In the five years shooting weddings in Southern California, this is the very first one where a rainstorm occurred in the middle of the ceremony, and we just have to say Jen, Paul and their guests took it like champs! Before we tell you a little about the rain, let’s start from the beginning!

The day prior and the morning of their wedding, the rain was coming down hard. Then, as soon as we arrived, the clouds parted, the temps rose, and it was your normal perfect LA day. It was during the ceremony that a cloud rolled in and the rain came. The bridal party stood out in that rain and not one person budged from their seats! It was beautiful, and as we shot the event we felt so proud of everyone! Paul and Jen even took the time to pull out their hand-written vows to read to each other. It was unbelievable! At the end of the ceremony after their kiss, everyone made a run for it! Once we made sure all our cameras were safe and working, we realized how much of a bonding moment it was for all the guests! They all huddled together by the fireplace during cocktail hour to get warm, and women were blowdrying their hair in the bathrooms. 

We don’t want the fact it rained to overshadow or totally encapsulate the essence of Jen and Paul’s day because there were so many amazing moments throughout. It was truly filled with so much light and love. Jen and Paul chose to have a live band for their reception (Soultones from Downbeat LA), and they were the most talented and energetic band we’ve seen at a wedding! Just about every guest was on the dance floor the entire night. Our favorite moment of the day was when Jen and Paul’s eight-year-old nephew jumped up on stage to lead drums on “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. He was incredible, and the band’s face was priceless when they realized how insanely talented this kid was…as was all of ours!

This perfect night ended with a flower petal send off, and we had the best time working alongside Tricia Dahlgren Events at Bel Air Bay Club that day! Thanks to all the vendors for making everything run smoothly! See the teaser below of photos from the day, and be on the lookout for when we add the Highlight Film because our team also shot video! Congrats Jen and Paul! We’ll never forget your day! xox


Photography/Video – Anchor Pictures | Ceremony Location – Bel Air Bay Club | Event Design & Production – Tricia Dahlgren Events | Florist – City Flower LA | Desserts – Top Tier Treats | Live Band/MC – Soultones/Downbeat LA

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