Malibu Forest DIY Wedding

cute floral and lace getting ready robes

Carly and Alex said “I do” in the Malibu forest at the lovely Malibu Phoenix venue. Almost every single detail of their day was DIY. A bridesmaid made their cakes, the bride designed her own dress, mismatched ivory bridesmaid dresses were all unique and vintage, and the bride made all her reception details. These two love nature, family, and each other, and their day was an absolute reflection of that.

There’s so much love bursting from the seams of this Malibu forest DIY wedding that we couldn’t fit it all in! See every darling detail in the full gallery here, beautifully captured by Intuitive Images Photography.

vintage wedding dress

blue wedding shoes

boho bridesmaid dresses

red and white wildflower bouquet

cascading bouquet

the littlest ring bearer

modern groomsman ideas

intuitive images photography

One of the details of this wedding that you absolutely cannot ignore, are the darling scrapbook-esque escort cards. Each one is completely unique and together hung in the frames create a stunning display.

chalkboard love quote

globe guestbook ideas

cards and gift table

framed hanging escort card wall

unique escort card tag ideas

The bride DIY’ed her heart out for her wedding. From the sweetheart table to the S’mores station; the flowers were also by the bride. She went to the downtown flower district the day before her wedding and chose from what was in season.

pretty little flower girls

woodsy wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony decor

If you can’t decide which two…or three, or four cake flavors you want at your wedding, let’s just face it, we all love cake, then no problem! Just have a range of smaller cakes and that way you get a large variety of flavors and designs!

love potion number 9 wedding favors

wildflower centerpiece ideas

gold dipped silverware

sweetheart table

Malibu wedding

smores tables with gold cut letters

wedding cake table ideas

all white cake table

lighted boogie sign


Photographer: Intuitive Images Photography
Venue: Malibu Phoenix
Prop Rental & Coordinator : Timeless Love Events
Make up: Malissa Miller
Hair: Shannon Johnston
Cake: Sarah Miller
Officiant: Caitlin Doughty
Dress: Designed by the Bride and constructed by L'ezu Atelier
Bride's Shoes: Zigi Soho
Groom's Shoes: Stacey Adams
Bride's Ring: Agaurius Jewelers
Bride's Earrings: Antique Faire from Mychele Chamberlin
Groom's Attire: JF Ferrar & Express Men
Bouquet: Antoinette Powell
Bridesmaid's Custom Robes: SuperStoked Inc.

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  1. -100. Sarah says:

    Seriously one of the best weddings I’ve ever seen. It’s simple, elegant and completely different. Gorgeous! Love all the little details!

  2. The vintage details of this wedding are beautiful! The brides blue shoes are awesome, too.

  3. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Monroe/Marley-esque Eclectic Malibu Wedding

  4. -100. laura says:

    I love the blue shows that the bride wore. Is it possible for me to know where she got them??

  5. -100. @designcorral says:

    RT @weddingchicks: The shoes are just the beginning of all the style in this Malibu DIY wedding.

  6. -100. @LoveWedBliss says:

    RT @weddingchicks: The shoes are just the beginning of all the style in this Malibu DIY wedding.

  7. -100. Rebeca says:

    That was a lovely wedding. I love DIY wedding. So intimate and full of love. Best Wishes!

  8. -100. Melissa says:

    Hi there,

    I came across this site and wanted to reach out. I’m a casting director at Jupiter Entertainment and right now we are producing a new show for a major cable network that has me on the hunt for DIY Brides who are on a budget. We’re also searching for DIY couples who consider them “professional DIY” gurus. We’re searching for brides in the LA and surrounding areas, and I would love to connect with you all. For more information please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Looking forward to connecting….


    Melissa Stanforth

  9. -100. Theresa says:

    Oh my gosh! Caitlin Doughty officiated!! The photos are all so beautiful but I was instantly distracted by that fact! How awesome!! I love her youtube channel. LOL


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