This wedding is about as pretty as a wedding could possibly be. From the stunning bride and groom, to the flowers that are right out of a painting, to the photographs that Karen Wise shot…every detail is perfection. And, what’s even more exciting is that the beautiful bride, Catherine, loves Style Me Pretty (she even said love, love, love!) and has agreed to share all of the pretty details with us today!

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From Catherine…

I am an avid and devoted reader of your blog and I read it daily (seriously!) for inspiration while planning my own wedding.   Planning was no easy feat for us because Ken and I both live and work in Beijing, China.  We chose to have our wedding in Los Angeles because we both grew up there and most of our family and friends there.   We had our wedding on June 6, 2009 at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California with 220 guests.

We wanted someplace beautiful, intimate, and special—we wanted our guests to feel like they stepped into a fairy tale.  Saddlerock Ranch was the first place I visited and we immediately knew it was the one!  The location is so picturesque and provided the natural beauty of the Santa Monica mountains, lush green lawns, and animals.

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It was January 2009 and I only had 5 months of planning time, so I poured my heart and energy into making our dream wedding happen.  I was also very lucky because Ken was actively involved with me in some of the projects.  I’m a girly-girl and had to choose pink and chocolate brown as our colors. The cherry blossom design was our theme throughout the wedding—from our invitations to our wedding cake and cupcakes.  I was going for a romantic and rustic feel and tried to incorporate as many personal touches and details as we could.

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