Kiley + Matt | Rustic Woodland Malibou Lake Wedding



So many words come to mind when I think of Kiley + Matt’s December wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake.

Boho, romantic, rustic, playful + elegant may seem like a lot of styles to incorporate into one wedding, but with Anything But Gray Events leading the way, the whole wedding was thoughtfully + beautifully executed. (It helped that Kiley was such a sweet bride and would repeatedly say, “I trust you and your vision!”)

Kiley + Matt got married in December in Agoura Hills, with beautiful views of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Malibou Lake Lodge is one of my favorite Los Angeles wedding venues because not only is their outdoor space so naturally beautiful, but the indoor reception area has great details (including the lovely fireplace). And that bridal suite? Such a dream space for a photo-op! The venue was the perfect place to hold their LA winter wedding, which featured bright red florals, greenery, velvet bridesmaid dresses, and lots of coziness!

We decided to incorporate woodland elements into their custom watercolor invitation suite. I used deer, squirrels, berries and toadstools in a subtle way, carefully placing them into the border design. They had a rich gemstone color palette, and I love how the simple emerald green envelope liner pulled in that classic elegance to balance out the whimsy of the suite design. We carried those graphic elements into the rest of their paper story, including the menu, seating chart, cocktail sign, and other paper goods sprinkled throughout the ceremony + reception.

It was such a treat to be part of this wedding! It reminded me that even though December in Los Angeles isn’t cold + snowy, it doesn’t mean you can’t capture that magical winter feel. Scroll through all the beautiful wedding details captured by the Peterson Design Photo team below, and feel that Los Angeles winter warmth!



Kiley + Matt, you were beyond lovely to work with, and it was so much fun to design around your wedding vision! I wish you lots of love + prosperity in the years to come.


Photography: Peterson Design Photo

Planning + Design: Anything But Gray Events

Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake

Invitations + Paper Goods: Roseville Designs

Florals: Smith & Lily Floral Design

Wedding Gown: Dreamers & Lovers

Beauty: Elwynn and Cass

Music: DJ John Lock

Cake: Susie Cakes

Suits: Friar Tux

Shuttles: A&G Worldwide Chauffeur Service

For more winter wedding inspiration (that works on the east coast or west coast), check out our Scandinavian styled shoot featured on Every Last Detail. Want tips on how to pull off a cool wedding theme like Kiley + Matt, but still keep it elegant? I’ve got all the tips in this post!


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