I’m so excited to share Anita and Mark’s special day planned by Julie Pryor of Pryor Events! This was so much more than a wedding, it was a whole family affair including Mark’s three children and the debut of newly adopted baby Evangeline.
The day started at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel where Anita spent a quiet, calm morning getting ready.
Anita wanted her hair to have a slightly undone, casual vibe for her beach wedding.
Such prettiness… I am seriously considering adding these Jimmy Choo sequined wedges to my own shoe collection. The gorgeous gown is by Claire Pettibone.
Mark’s daughters and maids of honor wore these colorful Lela Rose dresses.
As we were leaving the hotel, I couldn’t help but keep asking Anita to stop for pictures. She not only graciously complied, she turned up the glam factor!
The Hidden Garden always creates such stunning bouquets and arrangements. I love that they deliver their flowers in these wicker baskets.
Lauren and Maddie strike a pose. These girls are just as charming, bright and talented as they are gorgeous.
Our handsome groom, Mark takes a turn in front of the camera.
We were going for an architectural, symmetrical look with this photo.
Evangeline was a last minute guest at the wedding. When Anita and Mark began the adoption process, they never thought they’d have their precious baby in time for their nuptials.
The girls share a hug before the ceremony. It’s being privy to touching moments like these that make being a wedding photographer so rewarding.
I couldn’t get enough of those Jimmy Choos!
Anita and Mark had arranged for their guests to take tours of the interior of Adamson House. This afforded us the rare opportunity to photograph on the roof.
Isn’t this the cutest family portrait ever? We can’t take credit for it. They came up with this pose all on their own! Can’t promise I won’t be appropriating it in the future though.
Mark’s three children are so adorable together. They make their own fun wherever they go.
The ceremony took place under a massive tree. Julie Pryor of Pryor Events came up with the unique concept of hanging Hawaiian leis from its branches.
Each family member took a turn pouring colored sand into this vessel.
There was lots of laugher and a few tears shed during the ceremony.
All the kids got into our impromptu photo session at the pool house.
I just adored these purple tumblers.
At twilight, this was the beautiful view Anita and Mark’s guests had. You can’t have a Malibu wedding without surfers, right?
A special thanks to the wedding specialists who contributed to the success of this day:
The Hidden Garden
Dave Rubell Catering
DJ Richard Blade
Blue Cat International Video
The Butter End Cakery
If you’d like to see more of Anita and Mark, click here.