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.
From Koman Photography… We 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