Ali & Roman. A Music Filled Celebration in Malibu.

Ali & Roman’s celebration was truly an unforgettable experience.  Music has always been such a passion of mine so it’s no wonder I enjoyed being a part of their day so much. These two are both highly accomplished song writers that have worked with some of the top artists in the music industry . Despite having similar professions, they randomly met each other at a grocery store and a year later were engaged.  Although this wedding was suppose to happen earlier, COVID had other plans.  A year and a venue change later, they finally got to celebrate with all their loved ones and make it official at Gulls Way (Dick Clark’s Estate) in Malibu.    

Since music was such a central part of their relationship, many of their close friends performed throughout the day to make the event feel even more personal.  My favorite part of the celebration had to be in the evening when many of Ali and Roman’s friends decided to put on a last minute concert for the couple.  Ali also ended up hoping on stage to perform a few songs.

When I first spoke to the couple, it was clear that they were more interested in an artful approach to their day and I was really excited that they gave me so much creative freedom to be myself and shoot instinctually instead of adhering to a shot list. It really allowed me to experiment with light, composition, and emotion and I’m so happy with the way this story came together visually.  I’m also excited to share that this wedding was featured on VOGUE and the article can seen here.

A huge thank you to the amazing vendor team! So much hard work went into this event and here are the people that helped made it happen…

Planning & Design: Gold Leaf Event 

Additional Photography: Ben Blood & Amari Kenoly 

Attire Assistance: The Fashion Office

Gown/ Assistance: The Stylish Bride & Oscar De La Renta

Invites/ Paper Design: Emily Baird Design

Hair (Bridal Party): Allie Ellis Hair Styling & Grooming 

Hair (Bride): Erika Averrett Hair

Make Up (Bridal Party): Make Up by Nimai

Make Up (Ali): Kira Nast

Entertainment: Dart Collective

Friend Performances: Andrew Watt, Brian Lee, Stephen Wrabel, Adam Levine, Chad Smith, Ryan Tedder

Catering: Tres LA 

Floral: Mindy Rice Design

Videography: Alessandro Bordoni Films 

Audio/Visual: Peterson Event Lighting 

Photo Booth: MirMir Photo 

Hookah: Star Hookah of LA 

Rentals: The Ark, Theoni, Tacer LA

Ice Cream Truck: Mr Softee 

Following music by Luke Sital Singh & Jeff Buckley

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