Malibu Wedding at Calamigos Ranch by Serena Grace Photo
July 9, 2012
United States
I love this bride. She is a beauty for sure, and her vision for an intimate, yet intricate wedding turned into the prettiest of days. Not to mention her Vera Wang gown is a showstopper and twirl-worthy for's every little girl's dream. Every detail was personally placed by this beauty of a bride and it's all captured so perfectly by Serena Grace Photo that you simply must check out all the prettiness in the full gallery!
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From the Bride... Geoff and I wanted an intimate wedding with our family and close friends, so we had about 55 guests celebrating with us on our big day. Our goal was to have a small but quality wedding, adorned with intricate details and unforgettable food. Because of my Euro-vintage style and gravitation toward all things Anthropologie, I decided on a theme that involved elements of nature, doves and bird cages. With that theme in mind, everything came together — from our mini birdcage centerpieces to our wedding cake frosted with a lace design and topped with stamped alphabet blocks. As for our wedding colors, the purple-taupe color I chose was hard to describe to most vendors. I got the color inspiration from Sally Hansen’s “Commander in Chic” and basically carried the nail polish bottle around in my purse for six months of wedding planning so that I could whip it out whenever someone had trouble understanding the exact shade of purple I wanted for our wedding. I coupled the purple-taupe with shades of beige and champagne, and that became the color palette for the wedding. Even though the process of waiting for all the details to fall into place was difficult, especially sans wedding planner, when the wedding day came, I realized that every bit of effort paid off.

Wedding Photography: Serena Grace Photo / Wedding Venue: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California / Floral Design: Three Beans & Co. / Wedding Cinematography: Daniel Chae / Wedding Cake: Jeseca Creations / DJ: Dustin Kim / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride's Shoes: Aldo / Hair + Makeup: Cherry Le / Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS