Real Weddings

A Chic Malibu Wedding

Gemma & Chris by Nancy Neil

Ethereal plumes of cloud and moody Californian skies were the perfect backdrop for Gemma & Chris’s wedding set in the Malibu mountains. Dreamy installations of white blooms adorned the outside ceremony space, woven by bride (and florist luminary!) Gemma Hayden Blest.

Blending delicate embellishment and seductive reveal Gemma brought daring opulence to life in a breathtaking Inbal Dror gown. (Which had us dreaming back to this Inbal collection we reported on during NYC Bridal week!)

Surrounded by spectacular panoramic views the reception space was kept beautifully understated. Raw timber tables were draped in cascading wild blooms and ambient pillar candles offset with chic vintage glassware – a perfectly executed contrast of relaxed bohemia and refined elegance. Photography by Nancy Neil

Our Story

Names / Gemma & Chris

Wedding Date / April 8, 2016

Guest Numbers / 132

How we met…

We met over cocktails in a little bar in East London called Lounge Lover and two days later Chris asked me to dinner in Hampstead.


Our Engagement Story…

We met in London at the age of 20 and 25 and moved to Hong Kong together within 6 months. After 10 years of dating we broke up but after a year realised it was a terrible mistake. We met back up on the Amalfi Coast and Chris proposed on the first evening back together.


Marriage to us means…

Aligning our future.