Before I even begin gushing about this Calamigos Ranch pretty-fest, I am going to ask one simple favor. That favor? Set aside some time this afternoon to let yourself get lost in all the loveliness captured by The Image is Found sitting in this gallery. Because if you happen to need a pick me up, the prettiness in this post planned by Events of Love and Splendor and the Bride and Groom will be just the ticket. The love from these two is simply contagious, and you can see just what I am talking about right here.
From the Bride...Being that we are both from the east coast but met in California, we wanted to share with our guests the beautiful state in which our relationship grew. We both have a huge love and appreciation for the outdoors and when we came across Calamigos Ranch, tucked away in Malibu Wine Country, we knew this was going to be the location for our big day. It offered the perfect combination of rustic charm and romance that we were looking for.
I was lucky to have a groom that was just as involved in the planning process as myself, along with an amazing wedding planner. To save on costs and add some personal touches, we made wooden signs to display around the reception area and also built our own tiered cupcake stands. We also wanted a way to visually remember each guest that attended our wedding, so my husband created a wooden picture frame and attached horizontal strings of wire, which we could clothespin mini polaroids of our guests onto when they arrived. The rest of the decor was kept really simple and clean… no wedding programs or menu cards… just lots of flowers and candles decorated the space. Our guest favors were also nature inspired and we chose to give Blue Spruce tree seeds, which our guests could take home to plant and hopefully enjoy for years to come.
We were surrounded and overwhelmed by all of the love we received leading up to and on our wedding day and cannot thank our family and friends enough for all of their support and kind words. The day could not have been more perfect for us.
Photography: The Image is Found | Flowers: Tanya Parker Mitchell | Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: SusieCakes | Event Planning: Events of Love and Splendor | Wedding Venue + Catering: Calamigos Ranch | DJ: Ian Gotler / Red Shoe LA | Shoes: Nina Shoes | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Hair: Jennifer Ballard | Make-up: Alex George | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Guest Favors: Plant a Memory Tree Seeds