Combining the rustic backdrop of Saddlerock Ranch with the elegance of chandeliers, pastel florals by Krista Jon and open air details planned by A Stunning Affair, this wedding is putting its own style stamp on traditional California vows. And what a beautiful stamp it is captured by Nancy Neil Photography. From bouquets to the most gorgeous black and white portraits, have a look here for so much more.
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From Nancy Neil Photography…The Great Gatsby meets Jennifer and Brian’s Understated Rustic Elegance.
Jennifer had her favorite movie, The Great Gatsby (1974 version)with Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in mind, when she decided to recreate her own understated rustic elegant wedding in Malibu, California’s, Saddlerock Ranch. Surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of mountain tops and livestock, Jennifer and Brian celebrated their nuptials in the company of 130 of their closest family and friends. Guests were treated to the festive feel of an elegant outdoor party complete with black tie attire, dance floor lighting, furniture vignettes, and a big band.
Arriving guests were greeted by either bubbling champagne, or refreshing lemonade served in mini mason jars complete with striped straws. Proceeding to the spacious grassy ceremony area decorated with 2 white urns overflowing with floral arrangements, guests took their rustic soft wood seats. The groom and groomsmen looked dashing in classic black tuxedos. The lovely bridesmaids were escorted down the aisle dressed in beautiful blush colored dresses. The beautiful bride, accompanied by her father, was adorned in an exquisite one shoulder gown. Guests watched the bride and groom recite their vows while framed in a mirror outlined in greenery and florals.
Following the ceremony, guests gathered for the cocktail hour listening to a Jazz Band, sipping on signature cocktails and dining on delicious oysters on the half shell. Shortly thereafter, all made their way down the path to the Main House for the reception which was decorated with wooden rectangular tables complete with burlap runners and silver charger plates. Soft candlelight surrounded a variety of antique urns filled with gorgeous pastel garden roses, dahlia’s and olive sprigs gracing the center of each table.
Guests danced the night away to the 12 piece big band under a canopy of twinkling custom lights. Not only did they enjoy a delicious vanilla wedding cake covered with fresh flowers, but they also dined on a gorgeous dessert display featuring macaroons, fruit tarts and freshly made chocolate chip cookies.
Jennifer and Brian truly accomplished their wish: to have their friends and family feel comfortable and have lots and lots of fun at their wedding. No doubt, everyone had an amazing time, a day that they will never forget!
We were all honored to be part of such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Jennifer and Brian!
Photography: Nancy Neil Photography | Wedding Planner: A Stunning Affair | Stationary: Peony And Plum Paper | Hair: Bliss Makeup Artistry | Lighting: Amber Event Production | Cake And Desserts: Fantasy Frosting | Caterer And Bar: Huntington Catering | Ceremony, Cocktail And Dinner Band: Warren Priske | Florals: Krista Jon | Makeup: Jennifer Nam | Reception Band: West Coast Music | Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Venue: Saddlerock Oak Grove Setting
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