SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Shabby Chic Calamigos Ranch Wedding

As a self-proclaimed perfectionist that thrives off of stress-induced work, this Bride was inevitably meant to plan a beyond beautiful soiree. And that she did. Calamigos Ranch set the stage for every lovely moment captured by Koman Photography, including the Bride’s not one, but TWO gorgeous dresses from Beautiful Day Wedding, the prettiest twinkling bloom-covered ceremony ever, a fun taco truck and so much more.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Ranch

From Koman PhotographyWe cannot say enough great things about Brooke and Andrew! Spending time with them is like enjoying great moments with old friends. These two are always smiling and enjoying life, it is truly a joy to see them interacting with each other. We are truly happy to have been given the chance to get to know them during their Engagement journey and now through their marriage. Their engagement session was one we will never forget and their Wedding Day at the Calamigos Ranch was perfect!

From the beautiful Bride… For anyone that knows me personally, they will know that I am a perfectionist that thrives off of stress-induced work so planning a wedding was right up my aisle. Andrew and I had been dating for 9 years when we got engaged on a beach while on vacation in Maui. He planned the proposal perfectly by asking me as the sun was setting on a beautiful cliff by the beach and even hired a photographer to capture the entire proposal. It was truly a magical day that I will never forget. Shortly after the proposal, Andrew and I were on the hunt for the perfect venue and found ourselves at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA where we chose the Fourth of July as the date to tie the knot. It was the perfect date because we envisioned a night of celebration, happiness, and fireworks!

For the theme, we chose a whimsical, shabby chic style so that we could highlight the beautifully rustic feel of the venue. The color scheme was light pink, cream, and gold, which complemented the natural earthy tones that the venue already provided. During the planning process, our main objective was to create an atmosphere at our wedding that accurately portrayed our own personal styles and interests. We took on many DIY projects in order to accomplish this task. To highlight Brooke’s love of sweets, we set up a candy bar and dessert bar with customized mason jars for guests to fill. For Andrew’s love of Mexican food, we set up a Mexican taco stand following dinner for guests to enjoy throughout the night. All of these things created a wedding that really felt like our own and the beautiful photos by John and Marlene captured every key moment.

Photography: Koman Photography | Videography: Digital Eye Studio | Floral Design: Forever Yours | Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bride's Reception Dress: Beautiful Day Wedding | Bridesmaids' Hair: Jessica Yi | Bridesmaids' Make-Up: Grace Lee | Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Beautiful Day Wedding | Chalkboard Art: Joyce Chai | Coordination: Everly Events | Flower Crowns: Ester Lee | Flower Girl Dress: Beautiful Day Wedding | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Hair And Make-Up: Sherilyn Yi | Lighting/AV: Amber Event Productions | Photo Booth: Viral Booth | Ring Bearer Tuxedo: Beautiful Day Wedding | Save The Date & Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Taco Truck: El Tapatio Taqueria | Venue: Calamigos Ranch

J.Crew is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Koman Photography is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
Koman Photography

VIEW PORTFOLIO

You'll love these vendors in California

The Vintage Table Co.
View Portfolio
Sleepy Hedgehog Press
View Portfolio
Amy Kaneko Events
View Portfolio
Tie That Binds
View Portfolio
Mira Aster
View Portfolio
Stephanie Grace Designs
View Portfolio
Cypress Sea Cove Seaside Wedding

When you’ve got an absolutely stunning Olympic gold medalist and a handsome NBA player for the Bride & Groom, and you pair them up with Marisa Nicole Events at one of the prettiest places in Malibu, Cypress Sea Cove? The results are bound to be gorgeous. Andrew Abajian captured an amazing (read: out of this world) film that had me in tears and left me with a swoon-y smile, and Iris and Light gracefully set those moments still with their imagery. See it here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Beach Resort

From Marisa Nicole EventsLauren & Jrue are a match made in heaven! He is an NBA player for the New Orleans Pelicans, she is an Olympic gold medalist and professional women??s soccer player, and together they are two of the kindest people on earth.

For ??the look?? of Lauren & Jrue??s day, we set out to design a naturally elegant, coastal affair that felt comfortable for their friends and family. As the backdrop for these love-bird??s vows, with the ocean on one side and guests on the other, Lauren & Jrue stood at the foot of a simply adorned cross where they made their love legal in the eyes of both God and California. We utilized long wooden banquet tables, paired with wooden vineyard chairs, and a simple lace to create the base for our dinning area. Lauren just loved the look of super neutral flowers featuring pops of the colors that were already on the property (pale pinks, peaches, magenta and purple). We used soft, ruffled blooms, clean orchids and candles galore on the to create a sense of ??easy romantic elegance?? through the table-scape. Hung from trees and tucked in every nook and cranny of the venue, we utilized lanterns to give the party an enchanting feel once the sun had set. One of my favorite areas was the luxe lounge, which we housed in an open wooden cabana under a ceiling of twinkle lights. It was just gorgeous!

Lauren??s family got involved with executing the day of aesthetic details as well! Lauren??s mom and sister put together sweet treats for the guests to take home. Lauren & Jrue love lemon drops, so they filled mini mason jars with the candy, attached a tag and voilà, a fab favor that brought pops of yellow to the table-scape. Lauren??s brother-in-law did all the chalkboard art! Along with the overall look of the day, the cuisine was very important to these lovebirds. Lauren & Jrue love soul food and wanted to bring a touch of southern flair to their celebration. During cocktail hour, we served catfish tacos, mini crab cakes and fried chicken & biscuit bites. Dinner was served family style and all the old picnic favorites were present: barbeque short ribs, stuffed chicken, mac & cheese, cornbread, okra, sweet potato bites? yum!

Neither Lauren nor Jrue drink alcohol, so along with a full bar for the guests, we wanted to do something special for the couple. They are crazy about lemonade, so with a sweet gazebo as the backdrop, we founded a lemonade stand in their honor, featuring three specialty flavors for guests of all ages to enjoy. The couple also wasn??t into the idea of a traditional wedding cake; so we said, ??forget the cake,? and brought in the best pies we could find in the whole of the state. The couple cut warm peach pie instead of cake and the guests went crazy over all the a la mode pie options!

The couple, with their friends & family, danced the night away under a ceiling of bistro lights, hanging lanterns and stars, slowing down only to pop into the photo booth for a quick selfie! A good time and good eats were had by all at Lauren & Jrue??s oceanside, southern romantically elegant fête!

Photography: Iris And Light | Cinematography: Andrew Abajian | Floral Design: Enchanted Garden Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: Cypress Sea Cove | Reception Venue: Cypress Sea Cove | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Makeup Artist: Marisa Lafayette | Hair: Irene Legaspi | DJ: Zuno Productions | Day-Of Signage: Prim And Pixie | Event Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events | Photo Booth: Vintage Vault | Pies: Avila Valley Barn | Portable Restrooms: Andy Gump | Rentals: A Rental Connection

J.Crew and Monique Lhuillier are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Enchanted Garden Floral Design and Marisa Nicole Events are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
Enchanted Garden Floral Design

VIEW PORTFOLIO
Marisa Nicole Events

VIEW PORTFOLIO
Garden Ranch Malibu Wedding

When I heard this bride’s wedding design was inspired the Twilight wedding scene, I raced to Youtube and to watch it for myself (with a full movie viewing following that night, obviously.) And thanks to the beautiful work of Grace Song of Charis Events & DesignThe Butter End Cakery and Butterfly Floral, I’d say “mission accomplished.” See every moment in the gallery from AndySeo Studio.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Ranch
Styles
Al Fresco

From the Bride.. It was a typical late night after work on 2010 when I first met Zoo, now my husband. I was working as a chef at London West Hollywood hotel, and after cooking for exhausting 10 hours, my co-worker and I could not help the late night munchies. Usually, this late night munchies are evil, but I say this one was the opposite since it led me to meet my husband, who was a good friend of my co-worker and was fighting the munchies just like us! My co-worker called Zoo out and we ended up having drinks/snacks together. In fact, nothing happened that night. I only remember the meal was just good and Zoo was wearing a red beanie, which I was like, ‘what the…’. No one, even my co-worker, this night would be the beginning of everything. We didn’t know why, but we found we hung out each other more often since that accidental, but destined night.

Our love started growing somewhere in our heart.I became his fiance on the night of Christmas eve. He decorated his room with an arch and light balls, and kneeled down with a little tears. Sure, he recorded everything with his ‘hidden’ video camcorder. We had about a year and a half engagement to have enough time for the one and only wedding prep!

I am a huge fan of Disney since I was a child, so I always wanted to have my wedding like the ones in fairytales. One day, I got to see the movie, ‘Twilight’ wedding scenes, and that was it! Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA was a just perfect outdoor venue with rustic barn aura and so much trees and plants. Especially, we loved and picked Ranch House since it also gave us much room to decorate to my exactly wanted theme.

Our wedding planner, Grace Song (CEO of Charis event & Design), there is no way our wedding could have been the spectacular day it was without her. It is not just the organization, it is the consultation and conversations prior that relieved my stress and helped me prepare for the day. She had ideas that elevated mine. We need someone like Grace to rein it all in, and figure out the details that your brain could not comprehend. She is the expert, and it shows. Nothing seems to faze her. We are truly blessed to have her as our coordinator for our wedding. And our photographer, Andy Seo Photography, one of the best decision we made for our wedding.We cannot say enough great things about Andy and his photography team. 

Many thanks to other vendors that we had for our wedding, and also embrace every minutes of your special day because it goes by unbelievably quickly. If you hire great people, they will make your day is so special and that you get to enjoy every single moment.

Photography: AndySeo Studio | Videographer: MOKA | Wedding Cake: The Butter End Cakery | DJ & Band: ADEL Music | Flower: Butterfly Floral | Photo Booth: Apixture | Vintage Rental: The Found | Wedding Planning: Grace Song Of Charis Events & Design

Found Vintage Rentals, The Butter End Cakery and AndySeo Studio are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
Found Vintage Rentals

VIEW PORTFOLIO
The Butter End Cakery

VIEW PORTFOLIO
AndySeo studio

VIEW PORTFOLIO