Military Couple Wins Dream Wedding in Malibu, California


Military Couple Wins Dream Wedding in Malibu, California.

Ivy (currently in school studying to be a nurse) and Samuel (currently serving in the United States Marine Corps) were selected from a large group of giveaway applications to receive a free dream wedding in Malibu on October 26.

Multiple vendors from across the country pitched in to donate their time and talent to help this young couple have the wedding of a lifetime.

The Backstory

The idea started as a way to give back by donating my time to create a wedding film for one lucky couple. After partnering with Kristen from Something New For I Do and Lauren from Chancey Charm, it evolved into a complete wedding giveaway.

Ivy and Sam met while working together at Starbucks. On their first date they went to Disneyland. Fast forward to later in their dating life when Sam returned from boot camp he took Ivy back to Disneyland where he proposed in front of the Magic Castle.

The Big Day

The wedding was hosted at Malibu Solstice Vineyards with incredible views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Forty of Ivy and Samuel’s closest family and friends were invited to share in this couple’s most incredible day.

Chancey Charm San Diego based wedding planner, Lauren Weidley, help plan all the details and worked tirelessly to make sure everything was in place for the big day.

Prior to the wedding, the couple was treated with gift certificates for wedding bands complements of Brian Gavin Diamonds and facial and skincare services donated by Lani Williams.

Out of the Dust Rentals went above and beyond providing antique wood chairs, wine barrels used for tables and much more. Florals were provided thanks to Lady Buggs and calligraphy and signage were created by Papercake Creative.

The couple exchanged vows with the help of close friend and Officiant, Thomas Hollenbeck, and featured the music of guitarist and vocalist, Warren Takahashi. Photography was captured by the talented Meghan Christine and her assistant Danielle.

A craft wine and beer cart was provided by Draft in Style Beer and Wine and was the perfect complement to the Famous Taco Truck selections.

The party was in full effect with Christian from Afterburn Productions, aka DJ Razz, providing music and MC’ing the reception.

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A huge thank you to everyone that made this dream wedding possible:

Planner Chancey Charm
Venue Malibu Solstice Vineyards
Photography Meghan Christine
PR Kristen Green, Something New For I Do
DJ Afterburn Productions 
Florals Flowers by Lady Buggs
Rentals Out of the Dust Rentals and Lifestyle Co.
Calligraphy Papercake Creations
Ceremony Music Warren Takahashi
Custom Craft Beer and Wine Cart Draft In Style
Wedding Bands Brian Gavin Diamonds
Skin Care Skin Solutions by Lani
Cake Frost It Cakery

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