An Elegant Ranch Wedding Complete with a Few Unexpected Guests

Saddlerock Ranch is a crowd favorite in terms of venues and yes, the grounds are gorgeous and the views are breathtaking but also, giraffes! And zebras! What other venue can offer up such fun wedding guests? Peek inside this Malibu affair that combines rustic elegance planned by So Happi Together with pastel florals a plenty by Heavenly Blooms and all that beauty, plus some fun animal infused moments, captured by Esther Sun.

From the bride… Surrounded by vineyards and lush greenery, having our wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu was a fairy tale come true. Being from Thousand Oaks, I had always known about Saddlerock Ranch and loved how it embodied everything that California is to me, so it was only fitting that we both ended up falling in love with the venue when we visited! Our wedding day was everything we envisioned – and more. More as in, rain was in the night’s forecast! With our amazing wedding planner, we put our backup plan into action just 48 hours prior to our wedding day. We ended up having our reception in a clear top tent surrounded by the willow trees adorned with string lights. Our reception turned out to be the best celebration we could have ever imagined – ending with everyone on the dance floor with foam glow sticks in hand lighting up the night! Having our friends and family there to celebrate with us made it a day we will never forget, and having these photos will keep these memories alive forever.

Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Videography: Pat Kim | Event Planning: So Happi Together | Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: M Cakes Sweets | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Hungry Bear | Groom's Attire: Ted Baker | Bridesmaids' Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | MUAH: Kohnur | Rentals: A Rental Connection | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental