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Bright Orange Malibu Wedding

Wildly elegant and vibrant, this soirée has it all. Plus then some. Erin Hearts Court was behind the lens to capture every ray of sunshine and warm smile drenched in hues of orange by Celebrate Flowers, that add the perfect pep to this chic Malibu affair. So what are you waiting for? Take a peek at the full gallery and see why orange is the new black in our book.

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From the Bride, Rasha Pensanti Shakeri… When my husband and I began brainstorming a wedding vision, we thoroughly underestimated the number of detailed decisions we would have to make and how much of our hearts we would put into each decision. The year itself actually brought us closer together. For every vendor we hired we had interviewed five, and although it kept us very busy, it was truly fun to co-create together.

From the moment we stepped onto the property of Rancho Del Cielo, we fell in love. I wanted an outdoor wedding that had a rustic romantic feel, and he wanted a beautiful view of the ocean. For us, it was the perfect fit. There is something very special about this property, and it’s mainly due to the lovely owners Jill and Sparky who live there. In the end, it was amazing to see how their property transformed and came alive with our vision on our wedding day.

We wanted to create a warm atmosphere that was a combination of enchanting, bright, airy and most of all, fun. We both wanted to have a mainly white backdrop but orange is my favorite color and so we incorporated it into almost everything we did. Orange was in our flowers, linens, stationary, parasols, ties, socks, shoes. I was definitely in my happy orange place…

My husband’s family is Persian and his mother created a beautiful cultural table full of handpicked symbolic items intended to bring us health and happiness in our marriage. It was wonderful to share this with our guests and to see our friends and family come together and celebrate together. The celebration turned out better than we expected and my wish came true…that it would turn into a big dance party! I’m so happy to be able to say that, because I will admit that it was no cake walk. In the final weeks, my husband and I found ourselves in a little in over our heads with late nights filled with you name it: painting signs, ¬fine tuning the ceremony, last minute trips to buy decorations, writing vows, creating playlists. We barley slept the night before the wedding and our minds were filled with a whirlwind of last minute preparations.

Thankfully, on our wedding day our vendors took over and we were very lucky to have the team of vendors that we worked with. Our photographers, Erin and Courtney de Jauregui (Erin Hearts Court), are extremely talented and amazing to work with. We couldn’t be happier with their work and the photos speak for themselves. Our videographer Alan Larsen created a captivating wedding film beyond our expectations. I don’t know where to begin about our florist, Myra, with Celebrate flowers, she’s incredible. Donna and her team at Monrose Catering made delicious food and really took care of our guests. Lynn at I do Concepts crafted our ideal collection of custom invitations, programs, place cards and menus. Finally, we could not have done it without the support of our wedding coordinator Trisha Dahlgren and her remarkable team at Dahlgren Events.

We were blessed with such a special day. The weather was perfect and we shared a magical day with our loving and super fun, family and closest friends. We couldn’t ask for anything more.

Photography: Erin Hearts Court | Videography: Alan Larsen | Floral Design: Celebrate Flowers | Cake: Cake Goodness | Invitations: I Do Concepts | Catering: Monrose- Donna | DJ: Vox DJs | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren | Furniture Rental: AFR | Music: Ryan Owen Music | Photobooth: Photobooth Pro | Rentals: Smart Party Rents | Venue: Rancho Del Cielo

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Classic California Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch

As a born and raised Northeaster, California weddings hold the allure of never-ending sunshine and beauty, and this Golden State affair once again proves me right. Under the direction of Savoir Flair Weddings and Gilly Flowers, this rustic meets classic affair was brought to life. Escape back to summer bliss with all the gorgeous photos by Heather Kincaid found here.

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From Heather Kincaid… Though Bridgette is from Malibu, she and Tyler currently live in Connecticut, so their wedding at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu was a destination event. Set amongst the vineyards of the ranch, this wedding was the quintessential California wedding- a gorgeous couple, rustic details with a sophisticated finish, a blush Monique Lhullier gown… it all screamed relaxed-yet-elegant California vibes.

From the Bride… After 7 years together and 10 years as friends, our wedding was a long time coming. We decided to get married in my hometown of Malibu, which was special to us since we are both originally from Southern California, but neither of us has lived there in a decade. We knew we wanted to get married outside, and after we saw Saddlerock Ranch, we never visited another venue.

Our coordinator, Ryan Larson, was instrumental in helping us design the warm, relaxed, and fun wedding we had envisioned. This was no small task, since we live on the East Coast and planned most of our wedding from out of state. From flowers to music and everything in between, Ryan’s vendor recommendations were invaluable to us. In the end, our wedding day was more perfect than we could have imagined, surrounded by our closest family and friends in a truly beautiful setting.

Photography: Heather Kincaid | Flowers: Gilly Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Richard Pool | Invitations: Kaitlin Cullum | Ceremony Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Caterer: The Spot Gourmet | Hair & Makeup: Deborah Pannier | Cake & Dessert: Joanie & Leigh's Cakes | Coordination: Savoir Flair Weddings | Rentals: Premiere Party Rents | Video: Threshold Filmworks

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

I’ve long been obsessed with the stunning robes from California-based Doie Lounge, which make sure you and your ladies look amazing from start to finish on wedding day! Not only do I love that they’re eco-friendly, locally produced and seriously gorgeous, but they make the most perfect — and practical — gifts for your bridesmaids.

Made of natural + sustainable fabrics, Doie Lounge robes look adorable in “getting ready” photos  and are super flattering on both tall and short frames! Available in sizes xxs to x-large, these comfortable robes seriously stay put with a permanently attached outer silk tie and an interior tie! Available in a beautiful assortment of colors and combinations — including the newest blush robe called Betty as well as to new pastel robes, the Paige and Shirley, which will ship in 2015 — Doie Lounge also offers discounts for buying in bulk (see more here).

These robes hit the pretty jackpot every time. If you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at}doielounge.com and she’ll help you come up with the perfect robe for you and your ladies! Also, ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as sometimes there are a few styles hiding behind the scenes. For more inspiration, check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties, right here!

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The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Lilian Rob from Doie Lounge in any size!

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, November 7, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography  Hair: Trace Hennigsen  Makeup: Artistry by Danika | Calloway Gable Photography | BLF Studios | ES Creations Photography | Katie Hall

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