Carissa and Brian in Malibu, CA

Choosing a wedding location was a bit of a conundrum for Carissa and Brian because the bride, an Orange County-based floral designer, had worked at most of the venues in the area. "I wanted to find somewhere new and unique," Carissa says. When designing the flowers for a wedding held at a private residence in Malibu, she knew she'd found the perfect place. She wore a Nicole Miller gown that was "timeless and not overly trendy," she says.

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