Hint of Whimsy Saddlerock Ranch Wedding
November 17, 2014
United States
RusticRustic WeddingsSpring Weddings
Last month, we sat down with the charming and talented David of David Pressman Events and we got a little glimpse into how he dreams up all the pretty. And today m'dears, we've got the proof in the pictures by Next Exit Photography. This fun-loving couple is just the duo we envisioned David gravitating toward and vice versa. Their eclectically styled, full-of-color soiree set at Saddlerock Ranch is emitting the happiest vibes—see it all here.
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From the beautiful Bride...Justin and I met at summer camp in Northern Ontario, Canada when we were teenagers. It was puppy love! We dated for a summer and it was very special. But, after that summer was over, he went back to California and we went on with our lives in separate countries (I grew up in Canada). Over the years, we stayed in touch and we both had a strong feeling that we would somehow end up together, eventually!

The proposal was very romantic. On a visit back to Canada, we took a day trip up to the town near our old summer camp. Justin took a detour and surprised my by bringing me to our old summer camp. When we got to the basketball courts, where we first met as teenagers, he got on one knee and asked me to marry him!

We both knew absolutely that we wanted to get married outdoors. When we pulled up to the Chateau Dome at Saddlerock Ranch, the view took our breath away and we just knew that it was our spot. For our wedding, my family was visiting from Canada, and it was such a treat to be totally surrounded by the California landscape with 360 views of a vineyard, a whimsical little farm with some zebras, and the gorgeous Malibu mountains.

The inspiration was a rustic, colorful, warm and intimate California celebration. We love color and couldn’t decide on just a couple colors as a theme, so we decided to make the wedding as colorful as possible - the colored vintage glass vases and multicolored flowers set a romantic tone. We wanted the banquet tables to be overflowing with lush flowers, to show off all the gorgeous blooms available in springtime in California, so we let our wedding designer/planner, David Pressman and the incredible florist he introduced us to, Krista Jon, run wild with colorful blooms to create a flower paradise! It was heaven!

When we were signing our Ketubah, our Rabbi spontaneously starting to sing "Going to the chuppah and we're gonna get married" (to the tune of Going to the Chapel of Love). It was such a happy moment; we all joined in and sang together. I will always think of our wedding when I hear that song!

Our kiss at the ceremony is a vivid memory - it was a fantastic, electrifying kiss! When I looked at Justin, he had my red lipstick on his teeth, a funny and cute moment I will never forget. Also, our first dance to Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic." During the first dance, it was the first time that I had the chance to slow down at the wedding and feel all the emotions. Justin and I were so connected and I felt overwhelmed with happiness.

No wedding favors but we did have a photo booth, because who doesn't love photo booths!