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Katherine + John // Malibu garden estate wedding

John and Kat are one of the most laid back couples I have ever had the joy of photographing.  Their day was the most relaxed, fun affair, set on a breath-taking private estate in Malibu that could very well be mistaken for a sea-side villa in Italy.  I was completely honored and absolutely delighted to capture such a perfect day for the two of them, as they continue this next step of their lives together.  Congrats you two!!

 

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Tuscany inspired wedding in California - private Malibu estate wedding photographer - Lori Yohe, The Purple Tree photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am just a tiny bit infatuated with this gorgeous Malibu wedding venue.  There was something completely different and beautiful around every hidden corner of this large property.

Venue: Villa Sancti di Bella Vista

 

 

Kat had an extra- special grooms gift for John.  They both love hiking and geo-caching together, so she had coordinates imprinted on a pair of beautiful custom cufflinks for him that make their wedding spot a ge0-caching find for others.  Kind of an awesome mark to leave.  Love it!

 

 

 

 

Tuscany inspired wedding in California - private Malibu estate wedding photographer - Lori Yohe, The Purple Tree photography

 

 

Lavender wedding in Southern California.  Be still my heart.

 

 

 

Then we hopped a golf cart down to Paradise Cove for some more beautiful couples portraits.  The beach light was just perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat is definitely a new favorite bride.  She picked up a chicken – in her wedding dress – without batting an eyelash.  My kind of girl.

 

Tuscany inspired wedding in California - private Malibu estate wedding photographer - Lori Yohe, The Purple Tree photography

 

 

 

Tuscany inspired wedding in California - private Malibu estate wedding photographer - Lori Yohe, The Purple Tree photography

 

 

 

Can’t go wrong ending the evening with some good cigars, and the bling to really accent them.  Congrats you guys!  It was an amazing day and I was so honored to be a part of it.