Marianne Wilson Photography Blog » Malibu California Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers

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    We are a husband+wife wedding photography team based out of Southern California. We also travel to places far and wide to capture beautiful and quirky moments for our clients.

    We are so blessed to be able to do what we love most and share our passion for photography and people with you!  Please feel free to peruse through posts and come back as we consistently add new images from recent weddings, engagements, and inspiration sessions as well as tips/ideas for brides. 

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    - Marianne + Joe


Happy New Year! We hope you had a great 2016 and you’re ready to kick butt in 2017 like us! We wanted to make a quick note to all you awesome 2017 brides, we only have a few more spots open for 2017 weddings and we would love to chat with you so be sure to contact us soon and lets grab some coffee!

Now..Onto this blog post! Sarah + Bryan’s Santa Ynez backyard wedding was especially hard to blog because we loved this whole day. Not only are these two funny and easy going but their style is crazy cool. We knew from their home engagement session (that included some amazing artwork, a giant map, an awesome red dining room and..CHICKENS!) that we were going to be blown away by their wedding but we truly couldn’t have pictured just how cool it was going to be. There was so much color, paper flowers, personal touches, adorable pups, horses, and so many gorgeous lights and decor items. It really was a beautiful Moroccan meets Mariachi themed backyard wedding day. Honestly we don’t know what else to say because you’re about to be blown away by colorful goodness. Check it out and be sure to check out the awesome vendors involved at the bottom of the post.


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Awesome Vendors:
Venue: Private Residence
Coordinator: Jill and Co. Events
Florist: A Beautiful Day Productions
Caterer: New West Catering
DJ: Edwin Ruano
Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting
Cake: Mother of the Bride
Hair/Makeup: Casey Robinson
Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher “Emma”
Grooms attire: Casa Del Mariachi
Videographer: Doxa Weddings





  • January 31, 2017 - 12:19 am

    Paul Talbot - A beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding, Congratulations!ReplyCancel

Alright, if you have been following us for a while, then at this point you know the drill. Our couples are freaking awesome and adorable and they are totally the best. It’s true. It’s gonna keep being true. And we are going to keep talking about how awesome, adorable, and best they are.

Samantha + Ryan definitely fall in the awesome, adorable, and best kind of people category. We had a ton of fun frolicking (Yeah, we frolic a bit. That’s just how O.G.s like us roll) and laughing during their session and basically basking in the beautiful warm California light. They drove up to Malibu to meet us for their session and the beach was hoppin’. But, aside from the rando who took some photos of them looking stellar up on a rock, it was like it was just the two of them hanging out looking fly like we presume that they always do. :)

Check it out!

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  • November 26, 2016 - 5:47 am

    Doug - Wow! this location looks amazing. The sunset is just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

This wedding was full of giants. Giant hearts, giant talents, giant dance offs, giant sparklers and some gorgeous giant flowers (I mean check out those bouquets?! so cool!). We have had so much fun getting to know these two very very special humans from their engagement session through their beautiful wedding day. There is absolutely no question that Mallauri + Curt were meant to find each other, fall in love, and have a perfectly fairy-tale romance and marriage. We hope you enjoy these photos from their Serendipity Gardens wedding in Oak Glen California.

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  • December 15, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Corey Morgan - I think I’m obsessed with this wedding, and you captured it beautifully! Her flowers, bridesmaids dresses, and the wedding party being mixed is all so refreshing!ReplyCancel

We are very excited to share this totally gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch wedding with you. Sara + Sam are not only absolutely gorgeous on the outside (have you seen their engagement session BTW?!) but beautiful on the inside as well. We recently lost our 3rd Musketeer over here at Marianne Wilson Photography. Our best pal, Penny pup, experienced sudden extreme kidney failure and we were, for obvious reasons, completely devastated (and still are, of course).  We lost Penny almost exactly one week before Sara and Sam’s wedding. Anyone who has been married will tell you that the week before your wedding is when all of the little issues start popping up and wedding planning frenzy gets cranked up to 11. In the midst of this craziness, Sara + Sam took the time to send us a beautiful book about doggy heaven because they saw our posts about losing Penny on our personal Facebook pages. I mean, who does that?? They do! Because they are SO awesome and sweet.

Thank you Sara and Sam for being such selfless, warm hearted people who love so fully and thank you for having us be a part of your wedding day! We hope you enjoy this little peek into your beautiful day!


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Awesome Vendors:

Celebrant:  Bride’s Cousin
Bride’s dress designer: Alvina Valenta
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxedo:  Al Weiss suits
Cake:  Susie Cakes
Custom Printing: Christy Heng – Orange Blossom Special Events